Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other people's criticisms, carry out your plan. Paul J. Meyer 1968 days ago
Sorry I'm just now getting back to your comment. In response to your question about what I've been doing...I just use common sense to figure out what I should eat. I try to stay between 1200-1500 calories/day. I work out 5-6 times a week for about an hour each day alternating strength training and cardio. I hit a plateau for a few weeks but finally broke through it last week by increasing my workouts and decreasing calories (not saying that's the right thing to do-just what I did). Anyway... the site can be a bit overwhelming. I've been on here for almost 3 months I think and I 'm still learning whre things are. A few tips...log everything you eat and the 4 peanuts you still out of the can when your hubbie is eating them :) and always chek the nutritional info of the item you're logging if it's an item that someone else has put in. Someone had 80 grams of fat for something the other day (and I would NEVER eat anything that ha 80 grams of fat in it). Anyway-you'll figure it out just stick with it!!!!! 1993 days ago
Well It has been a combination of things so far. Looking at my pictures from a year ago really motivated me to exercise consistently and to eat better than I was. I remembered how hard I worked before to lose weight and get healthy.
For the first 2 months I just drank ALOT of water and just cut my calories. ( Basically NO junk food at all. I gradually have worked up to strenuous exercise. I suggest trying the bootcamp videos here on spark, they are helping me stay consistent and switch things up. They are really great for beginners b/c coach Nicole gives alot of pointers.
Now I exercise everyday. Even if it is just a little bit like 20 minutes it still helps. Cardio is a HUGE part of losing weight. I got myself a pedometer at Walmart for 8 bucks and it tracks steps, miles and calories which is awesome for me. I also try to eat out as little as possible. I track everything as much as possible on the trackers here on Spark. They are a HUGE help to me. A great tool
There are tons of ppl on Spark that can probably give better advice than me. I am just starting all over again, and truthfully its been harder It is much easier to start out and stick with it from my experience. Just keep on exercising and eating healthy and you can do it! It just takes time to get the results you want. And remember every lb lost is a success!!!