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TACDGB
Posts: 5,920
2/10/13 11:36 P

I believe it starts with putting yourself on the list of things to take care of. Use all that sparks has to offer. Track all your food as you will be amazed of how much you really do eat. you will learn about good nutrition that way too. I believe that working out is a big part of this. I started working out first and then I really cleaned up my diet. I do know that getting the junk food out of the house it a good place to start. If it isn't there you can't eat it..........



UNIDENT
Posts: 33,498
2/10/13 10:50 P

I don't think that's "against the grain".

The thing we have to remember is that we're all different.

Certainly diet makes more of an effect on weight loss than exercise does, and it's entirely possible to lose weight on diet alone.

However, most sparkers absolutely support exercising right from the get-go! Exercise is great for you!

And me personally? I always find it far easier to stick to dietary goals when I'm exercising. So while the exercise itself offers little effect, a side-effect is that it's easier to manage the diet.



ALORTA
SparkPoints: (7,286)
Fitness Minutes: (3,449)
Posts: 310
2/10/13 4:08 P

This might go against the grain of what the local mantra is (not that I disagree with it, per say), but when I finally got it together and started to lose weight, I started with exercise. The diet modification followed (mostly due to not wanting to ruin my hard work by overeating).
I started with p90 (NOT x), then moved up to Insanity. p90 is good for people like me who beforehand (not counting some martial arts, etc) have never really done any cardio. Its just enough to feel the difference and see the scale budge... which helps you stick with the harder stuff that really makes the process work.
Also, since I could never do actual long-term diets, I *did* do a 13day "metabolism boost" diet thing... though maybe that only helped in getting me to eat better foods (and better portions), though I did feel better after the first week of annoyance. I think that was after I did p90 and basically the first time I (consciously) altered what I ate... not counting having given up soda, etc for the most part.



GLADYS152626
SparkPoints: (664)
Fitness Minutes: (265)
Posts: 19
2/10/13 12:01 P

I've been on different weight loss programs and it did'nt work or along the way I fall off the wagon,but this time and year I really mean to loose it once and for all.I hope I can get some motivational help from tbose of you who have been in my shoes and are able to overcome your challenges.



 
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