GAVRIMAE, One change at a time. Deep Breath. One easy way to begin tracking is to decide on how many calories you will have at each meal. Then come up with 5-6 meals within that range. We all eat the same things over and over again anyway. Think of it as a check off sheet. I know in advance that I can either have Eggs, Potatoes, and Toast for breakfast with Oatmeal or Veggies for Lunch OR Fiber One Cereal for breakfast with a 6" Subway chicken sub for lunch. The overall calories work out to the same, leaving about 500 calories for dinner. If I go over I work some extra activity in before bed.
Hope this gives you an idea how to simplify things a little.
Sue EST ~ East Bay, Rhode Island
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Thanks everyone. It's hard not to feel overwhelmed by the magnitude of EVERYTHING that needs to change. Even though I'm only trying to do a few now things now, knowing the future changes looming in the distance intimidates me. I have to believe that I can do this and that it will be worth it.
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current weight: 215.0
Fitness Minutes: (65,097)
2,418 6/12/14 5:23 P
Making a change isn't easy...no matter how good for us it is!! With me, I know i had to jump in and just do it...once i seen the results starting to happen...it became easier...the fight isn't as hard each day now...i can do it...have been doing...so yea, it does get easier :) Hang in there and most importantly...Just Do It!
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current weight: 204.0
Fitness Minutes: (30)
6/11/14 11:56 A
I never really paid much attention to food or nutrition and I've never liked the idea of tracking and logging everything I eat and do. I have always been overweight but while my current BMI is in the obese range, my weight has been stable for the last 8 years within about 5 pounds so I haven't really worried about it too much.
Then I got some medical test results last month that were a real bombshell. My diet needs to change. I NEED to lose the weight. I'm seeing a nutritionist who will hold me accountable for the tracking. I look at the written goal sheet she gave me and it seems pretty impossible but I'm hoping if I go with a few healthy changes and can make them stick, it will be enough. Part of me is very much fighting this. I don't want to have to do it. But I want to live. I don't want to be in constant pain. I don't want to be on a dozen different daily medications before I'm 50. I hope those things are strong enough to override my whining. I probably need to consider a counselor in addition to the nutritionist.
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