We found seeing a real life dietitian helped husband and I to get "real", and she helps form a menu plan of foods we actually like, instead of forcing down Kale and Cilantro and stuff like that!! It does help if you enjoy the foods you have to eat ....................try an appt. with a dietitian, and I don't mean the people the gym hires to talk to you and try to get you to buy more months!!!
Plan for tomorrow, but enjoy the heck out of today.
I do believe that it is about be accountable to ourselves. I learned years ago that it is a life style change and not a diet. when I did that something clicked in my head and things started to change. when I realized that you can't out train a bad diet I changed how I ate. So with that being said.........I do know if you want this bad enough you can do this. So..........go get that body you want.......And keep us all posted on your 'AMAZING" progress..........
I started over in November, after 2 years of not being able to take care of myself. I was going to the gym for my first time ever and really liking it. But before I cleaned up my eating my weight was moving very slowly. It took me 2 months to lose 4 lbs by just counting calories, but then 2 weeks to lose the next 4, and it's continued very steadily since I've been eating well.
All the best to everyone here in achieving success.
I am starting over also. I want to be positive and to really make it work, but I feel overwhelmed before even starting. It is not just the eating, it is more the moving. With the job I have, I don't want to exercise after work and I havent found the motivation to get up any earlier to try then. Still, I need to do this and trying to find a way. Even going to try acupuncture and hypnotherapy.
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit." Aristotle "Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny." Tryon Edwards
current weight: 179.8
Fitness Minutes: (76,885)
2/13/14 12:14 A
Most of weight-loss does come down to nutrition. Just be sure that you take into account the exercise you are doing, because it often means you need more calories than otherwise.
Remember to start the changes to your nutrition using the baby step method. Just gradually make the changes and as you get used to them, add another to the mix. Also, don't try to drop the calories suddenly - just going down in small increments is the best way because sudden drops can lead to problems with excess hunger, nausea and light-headedness (as I found to my chagrin :-(
I've been working out consistantly for 2 months. I feel good and look forward to going to the gym. However, now it is time to focus on my diet as I am not losing weight. I know how to do this but I need to be held accountable, thats where Sparkpeople comes in. I can get all the details I need to be successful. I bought the app for my phone, now I got to get to it. It is about commitment.
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