Don't try to be perfect, drop to 1200 cals a day, and work out for an hour a day, 6 days a week. That will set you up for failure, you will get frustrated and quit.
Start tracking your calories here, every day. That really is key to losing weight - your caloric intake. You have a range...use it. I lost my first 25 simply by tracking my food every day.
Start bringing your calories down a little at a time - as you do so, increase your consumption of veggies to make up volume. You can actually eat more volume if you eat more veggies. 4 cups of carrots is 200 calories. That's what? 30 potato chips?
Try to get all of the junk food out of your house. Your next shopping trip, fill your house with these kinds of healthy low cal snacks: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
Exercise is great for releasing stress - even a 20 minute walk every day is good. Youtube has every exercise imaginable on it - for free. Yuo can do them in your home, whenever you want to. If you've never done yoga before, it might really benefit you - it's great to relieve stress, look on youtube for beginners Yoga.
Support - Your boyfriend is not your only source of support - that's what SP is for
. There are always people here to talk to, vent to, ask questions, give support, etc. Come here often and post. Start a blog on your Sparkpage - might help you to vent about what is going on with your Dad - you might meet others here who have gone through something similar to what you are (and he is).
I hope to see you around more :)
Edited by: EELPIE at: 6/8/2014 (20:09)
The best exercise in the world is to bend down and help someone up.
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