I need some help from the pros.
My husband and I are going to Santa Fe for our 25th anniversary. I've been working toward getting a T-Vixen body to celebrate I've been on the Slow Carb Diet (Tom Ferriss) and using the Built for Show (Nate Green) workouts. I'm in the gym 3 days a week, and run windsprints or the hill in front of our house after each workout.
Offdays I do some other metabolic work like kettlebell swings, bodyweight squats and pushups, or whatever else my husband cooks up (he's been working out for 20 years and follows T-Nation for cutting edge techniques). Prior to meals I do more metabolic work, 2 sets of 10 reps each of bodyweight squats and pushups, then 25 widegrip pulls with a band.
I eat 4 meals a day. Breakfast: Eggbake (2 eggs, spinach, black beans, maybe some mushrooms) with Frank's RedHot. First lunch: 1/2 chicken breast (3-4 oz.) and a cup of kale. Second lunch: 5 can chili (black beans X2, red beans, chickpeas, tomatos). Dinner: Spicy lentil soup (lentils, tomatos, green pepper, curry).
All told, my daily caloric intake is around 740 calories. My "binge" meals on Saturday are barely that, maybe a piece of cake on top of what I normally eat during the day, plus some red wine. Sunday mornings, we have a 'big breakfast' consisting of 3 scrambled eggs with cheese, veggies, and lentils, then we get right back on our normal diet. I like this manner of eating. It's simple, healthy, and makes packing food to take to the office every week a breeze.
I drink at least 5 22oz glasses of ice water a day, sometimes with lemon and cinnamon (limmanon water). I also drink Yerba Mate and Green Tea. I do use a stevia extract (Stevita Liquid Extract) which has no sugar alcohols, -oses, or any other kind of -ols; it's just stevia in a water base. I used to drink a lot more alcohol than I do now. Now I limit myself to one martini maybe on a Thursday, and whatever I want on Saturdays (my binge day).
I've been following this regimen for about 6 months. So, after that long desultory preamble, I'm stuck. I currently weigh 134#. I started out at 145#. I want to be around 125# for Santa Fe. I started out with a waist pinch of 18mm. I'm stuck at 14mm. My waist started at 30, now I'm stuck at 28 1/2. What the hell am I doing wrong!?! Help! There is a T-Vixen body in here wanting to get out and run around the desert.