Trying to lose weight, but stuck on a plateau
About three years ago I had that come-to-Jesus moment when I stepped on the hospital scale, and was too heavy for it. After moving to a larger scale, I saw I was 370 pounds. I started walking every day, eating healthier food and started dropping some weight. I got back on the bike about a year later, when I'd started to plateau about 325 pounds. But after two years of daily bike commutes (I ditched my car), regular walking (about 7,000-10,000 steps a day) and healthier eating I'm still stuck within five pounds of 325.
I'm glad I'm not gaining any more weight, but I wouldn't mind getting down about the 230-240 range. I'm 6-foot-1 with a large frame, so I think that would be a comfortable weight for me. I have Type 2 diabetes, so losing weight will help me control my glucose numbers (which are starting to slip, my a1c has gone from 5.6 to 6.3 in recent months). I keep a food diary and track steps with a pedometer (my bike ride doesn't register, though), and I don't see any major changes from when I was dropping weight and now. I also work for a health organization, so I have easy access to doctors, diabetes educators, nutritionists and other health professionals. My total cholesterol is great (HDL could be higher), and blood pressure is on the low/normal side.
Does anybody have any suggestions on how to kick-start another round of weight loss? I do bike commute during the winter, even though we get a lot of freezing rain that results in glare ice, and our island only has about 14 miles of road.