I hope this is an okay community to post this, and not just for people who are already thin to chat. Alternatively, if this is an ana group and I overlooked that, sorry! If it is, I'll delete this post. I'm at a loss here.
Here's my story. I'm 5'1, 23 and about 225. I finished college in December and always promised once I was out and had a real schedule (instead of 16 hour days) and control of what I could eat (instead of relying on school food), I'd do my best to get healthy and in shape. So far, it has been 4 months and I'm REALLY proud of myself. This is the first time in my life I'm trying to be healthy and I'm doing well.
I'm eating 3 meals a day, covering all the food groups, doing a mostly low-carb diet (I indulge every so often, but not that much), I've given up soda, coffee, candy and fast food. I exercise 3 times a week (I used to get NO exercise, so though I could do more, 3 times is a huge change right now). I'm not proud to admit it, but I'm trying a diet pill (1 week so far, 7DFB-X).
I've turned my entire life around. Eating well and healthy and being active. I've been doing this steadily for four months now. So could someone please help me understand why after four months, I haven't lost a single pound or inch? I'm enjoying being healthy, so I don't plan to stop just because I'm not getting results, but after four months, not even a little difference? I'm getting really discouraged.
So I turn to you guys. What am I doing wrong? What can I do to lose weight if all the things I'm supposed to do aren't working?