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Tracking the food is the most critical component of weight loss, in my opinion.
Workouts are great for losing inches and toning our bodies, but not necessarily for losing pounds.
While I hear your short-term motivations, keep in mind that the lifestyle changes you make could serve you well for the rest of your life. Who wants to balloon AFTER May?!?!
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Thank you for all the responses and support. Tomorrow is a new day and I am going to start tomorrow a brand new week. My biggest problem too is that I always start on a Monday and never stick to anything. By Friday I am already making excuses for the weekend to cheat on my diet and start again on Monday. With all the responses it will hopefully make me accountable and stick this out. Thank you again.
Kudos to you for wanting to lose weight! I would suggest if you don't have alot of time to exercise- just when you eat, eat a very lot of vegetables, no potatoes(or very little and try to limit your starches), and eat some kind of fruit before every meal! And if you eat bread (eat only 2 pieces of 45 calorie breads)eat only 2 a day. Fill up on vegetables that are fresh, steamed or grilled. Try only eating two tablesspoons of olive oil in a day. Use margarine not butter(because it has less fat)and use that as part of your fats for the day. Good luck! The weight should come off about 1-2 pounds a week.
I know you said you wanted to lose 30lbs but could losing inches work just as well? I assume you want to fit in a smaller size dress.
I'm doing the 30 Day Shred by Jillian Michaels and I've lost almost 10 inches so far (I'm on day 26). I haven't really lost that much weight but the inches are what people can see and inches are what make the difference between fitting into your dress or paying for alterations.
It's hard work and it's nothing like running. It's a circuit style workout but the best part is....it only takes 20-30 minutes tops each day (that's including the warm up and cool down)!
Another 'best part' is that it's available on youtube. Let me know if you're interested but can't find it, I'll post the links.
Good luck on your weight loss goal and congrats on the upcoming wedding :D.
Edited by: PAMDAQTPI at: 2/15/2013 (13:36)
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I am getting married in May and have 30lbs to lose if that is even possible. I need to start exercising for sure. I work long hours sitting and drive over an hour one way to get there. So 4 days a week I am hit. If I want to exercise in the morning before work I would have to go to bed by 9p to get up by 430a. I leave my house by 530a to get to work by 7a. I wouldnt see my family. If I exercise after work I wouldnt see my family then either because I get home at 7p and my kids go to bed by 9p. There is still dinner in there to make and errands. I need suggestions. I am ready to go to my dr to get an appetite suppressant of some sort. I will not get in a dress on my wedding day with the way I look/feel.