I tried WW but I found that I spent literally spent hours in the store trying to figure out what food I could buy that would stay within the limits of my points. It was just so frustrating for me I gave up.
These are all great suggestions. I am having good luck with WW online. I like the access to support 24/7/
to twehner5: way to go!!!
Thanks for telling us how it's going! I'm so happy for you that you're trying things. If you give that soda swapping a month, not only will you see a difference but you'll find that you WANT water more.
I can see you running! That's so cute!!!
I'm so proud of you and the treadmill! You are off to a great start - really! I am so happy for you. I know just how you're feeling.
Ok so I tried alternating between water and soda today and I think this is something I can tolerate. I was going to park way far away from the doors at work but it's 12 degrees here so I parked as close as I could and ran inside. LOL <-- ok I wimped out on walking the distance in the freezing cold but I will try again tomorrow. I can't wait to see how this going to work out for me! I have also completed my 1 mile on the treadmill and boy am I pooped but so motivated after seeing how easy it is to start cutting back on the sodas instead of going cold turkey. I also quit smoking 2 weeks ago so exercising helped me keep my mind off of the smoking.
Remember - start slow!! Julian Michaels is probably a bit more than you should tackle until you get your strength built up. I don't know that I could do that & I'm used to working out!!
Start with the sodas - eliminate one or two per day - make sure to replace it with water. Also the treadmill for a mile to start is great, if you can do that or even start with 1/2 mile, then add maybe 1/2 mile per day once you get used to it. Or maybe get up a bit earlier and do 1/2 mile in the morning and 1/2 mile in the evening and increase as you go - then gradually work in other exercises as you feel better able to do so. Whatever works for you as long as you move as much you can.
Remember - you have to make changes and develop habits that you can live with as you will be making lifestyle changes in order to keep off the weight you do lose. That's not to say you won't be able to "treat" yourself once in a while, you just can't LIVE on sodas and no exercise.
SLOW AND STEADY!! READY, SET ............ GO. You can do it.
Thanks for all of the helpful tips and the encouragement. It feels so nice to be able to talk to folks who know what it's like going through something like this. I think my biggest weakness would be sodas. I am going to start cutting back on those first and hit the treadmill for at least a mile every day and see if that helps. I tried doing one of those Julian Michaels videos... The beginner one.. and I thought I was going to die.. I can't believe how out of shape I am lol.
Yeah, twehner5 - you go girl!!
Hi, so glad to see a new face here. Three years ago at this time, I weighed just over 210. I had given up on EVER losing weight. Finished. Over. Done. Forty-one years old, who cares?
Well, I realized that I CARED!!! I had my 4th minor knee surgery (I've since had my 5th) and the attitude of my doctor was the perfect thing to set the ball in motion. Something clicked. Since he released me after only 3 weeks of physical therapy, I realized getting my knee into shape was up to me, so I started walking. I NEVER ATE DIFFERENTLY - NO DIET.
I walked 3 miles per day, and pretty soon I noticed that I was losing weight. THAT'S when I decided it WAS worth it to make a few other healthier food choices.
Look at the advice in the 3 posts above. START SMALL. Do those things for a while, then do ONE MORE SMALL THING.
Right now, I weigh 151 (it was 140, but I did have a relapse!). I hope I am encouraging you. IF I CAN DO THIS, ANYONE CAN.
Stay around here - we have fun. Just keep coming back, on good days and on bad!
Welcome. Start out slowly and small changes to start with. Try replacing one soda per day with a glass of water; or one bag of chips for a few sliced carrots, etc. Replace a helping of mac & cheese with a salad. Just make one change and when you are used to that, make one more, and so on. Next thing you know, eating healthy will be second nature.
Park farther from the door so you get a longer walk. Go for a walk on your lunch break. Put your treadmill where you can watch the 6;00 news and "walk away". Turn on the radio or a cd and dance. Fidget at your desk; even moving away from your desk for a few minutes and doing some leg/arm raises is exercise and will pay off over time. You don't have to "dive" into a strenuous exercise routine if you aren't used to exercise - as with food, make small steady changes.
Concentrate on protein, fiber (complex carbs), healthy fats (like that in olive oil, avocadoes, etc). They fill you up faster and keep your filing fuller longer. Avoid simple carbs like sugar, foods made with white flour, white rices, etc.
Or as Lonelymom suggested - try Weight Watchers. Whatever you decide to do come back and visit us often and keep us posted on how you are doing.
Try Weight Watchers. I have lost 3.4 lbs since I joined two weeks ago. I don't get much exercise and I also have to sit at a desk all day long. It really does work. Go to one meeting pay for the books and follow the point system and you will see a big difference right away.
well there is no fast way to lose weight, you have to get motivated to do it and when you are ready and motivated you will start to see a change in your weight never are there fast results.
i suggest cutting back on fast food sodas anything that has a high calorie count if you eat those things.
start out small start using one of your work out videos for a few minutes aday twice a day once in the morning and once at night. sitting at a desk for 8 hours sure will not help but it cant be helped. soo get motivated and be happy with your self the way you are no dont put ur self down.