MKURIAN- I find tracking my foods helps me. I have a thyroid problem (right side removed)and if I lose one pound in a month, I am happy. Each person is different. Keep up the good work you are doing. Leona
Fitness Minutes: (130,410) Posts: 6,966 12/17/11 3:51 A
i make this mixture for breakfast , lunch and dinner. i have lost 34 pounds .
i cook 4 large portabella mushrooms sliced, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, 4 large onions sliced, 2 large green peppers, 3 cans green beans, 1 can rutabaga and 5 sliced chicken sausages. find foods that work with your chemistry. i created this meal on my own. i can't seem to loose weight if i eat any grain products. so one day i experimented.
it makes enough for at least 4 days, three meals a day. total cost is 12 dollars. i buy the mushrooms and chicken at sams club. sounds crazy but it taste good and most importantly it's working. i'm not hungry . if i feel the urge to cheat i go get a fork full of my mixture. i chew very slowly as to enjoy my meal.
i have added a small banana and grapes for my snacks and to be a fix for my sweet tooth.
you can add other foods into your menu. just know what works with your body chemistry.
I have gone from 198 to 164 pounds. i can now fit into a size 14 comfortably. i feel so much better. think of carrying a 2 year old around your waist every minute of every day. no i am not done. on the obese chart i have gone from being obese to just plain fat. my goal is to drop another 22 pounds. then i will be happy, healthy and never allow myself to get in this condition again.
one might say eating the same food every day would get boring. not true. when you look in the mirror and can see the difference it's worth
i went to the doctor. for the first time in a long time i was not ashamed to get on the scale. i did not have to get beet red because doctor said i was over weight. it felt GREAT.
MK: The best way to deal with it is to track everything, because if you burn more calories you do need to eat more calories too. If you track it, with an accurate calorie burn set in spark, it can help you know how much to eat. If you eat too little, one you won't stick too it, and two, your body won't let you loose weight. IF you eat too much, as I did when I was not tracking you won't loose either.
3/31/12 Trailbreaker half marathon 13.1 miles in 3 hours 13 minutes 4/20/13 Neighborhood Watch 5K 39:17.6 10/5/13 5K Grace Pet Fest 38:47.6 12/1/13 Secret City Half Marathon around 3 hours and 4 minutes 4/19/14 Butterflies for Hope 5K for Lupus 39:23.8 (I hurt my back a few days before, and though it was my first official 5K with some jogging, my back hurt, so was very slow.) 2/7/15 Hearts & Soles 5K, San Jose 34:50 (Recovering from a cold and wet day.)
current weight: 7.6 over
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 13 12/16/11 10:01 P
I really wanna lose some weight....I have been working out for like two weeks...i spend more than an hour at the gym....thirty min of cardio....and some weights....unfortunately the hunger is not under control....I am hungry all the time and i feel guilty after i eat.....
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