You have come to the right place - now the rest is up to you. If I can do it, you can do it. Use your food tracker and if possible, plan your meals for the day so you can control your calories, fat, carbs and protein. When I knew what I was having for dinner I could enter in a specific amount and see if I was staying within my daily allowances. If you don't already, start eating at least 3 balanced meals a day and throw in some healthy snacks if possible. I eat oatmeal and two pieces of plain wheat toast for breakfast almost every day. Keeps me full until lunch and its easy to fix in my office. If you work at an office and get a lunch break, divide your break in half and use half to eat and the other half to go for a walk. Portion control and resisting the urge to get second helpings will also help. And if you have a bad day and slip up - don't sweat it. Its not the end of the world. Its a rewarding journey. Stay positive and enjoy it. Post or send me an email if you ever need support.
Edited by: CAPSROCK at: 8/18/2009 (21:38)
current weight: 195.0
Fitness Minutes: (80,762) Posts: 5,768 8/18/09 8:17 P
and to this great web site, you will find some really cool tools on here to help you with your weight loss journey. Be sure to check out the food and fitness trackers, they can help keep you accountable. You will find new friends here who are always willing to lend a helping hand. Don't be afraid to ask questions and post often. Wishing you well on your new healthy eating life style.
Actions speak louder than words.
Don't worry if you falter now and then, just be sure to try again. A little bit of healthy guilt can work wonders.
Good to have you join sparkpeople. You'll like it here. Read articles, exercise with the exercise videos, use the food tracker, eat a lot of fruits and vegetable, drink plenty of water too. and I know you'll be glad you are here.
Hi my name is Karla, I live in Wisconsin, USA. I am going to be 35 and need to get rid of my wt. so I feel better about myself and am able to walk with the rest of the family without having them wait up for me all the time. I have started watching my portion size again and drinking more water based liquids other than soda. I have already in two wks lost 5 lbs. I hope with the help of reporting to others and getting more support I can loose wt. before Halloween and continue on after wards.
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