So I decided to go on a diet this past November after gaining 5 POUNDS from Halloween candy (Reese's are so addictive). It just sort of made me realize that I could be WAY healthier. Since November I have lost 22 pounds from diet and exercise, but I've reached a major plateau and I don't know what else to do. I was originally 155lbs and my goal is 130lbs. I know these are just numbers and all, but hitting a goal feels too good not to push for it.
I started out doing just exercise, then exercise and calorie deficits (I mixed this up anywhere between 500 to 1000 calories) then I tried eating a sustainable amount of food for my body to give it a break, then I took a small break from exercise, then I tried low carb, and then I tried low carb and light exercise (can't go too hard or I get sick, I tried). I've just been trying to keep my body guessing.
I feel like I've used every option I've read about or heard about from friends. I've tried adding more protein to my diet, green tea, more sleep etc. I want to start weights but really wanted to start after I hit my weight loss goal.