I've lost 50 lbs once, gained it back plus more, and then lost 75 lbs from January 2011-May 2011 and have been slightly losing since then. I have had the struggles that everyone experiences and the only way to have success is to have a positive attitude in combination with the mental strength to make decisions that are beneficial to your goals. Once you have success, whether its 5 lbs or 50 lbs, the positive emotions you endure should drive you to keep working hard to achieve what you deserve!
Greek yogurt can be subbed for many things: Mix 2 parts reg mayo w 1 part non-fat, plain Greek yogurt for tuna or chicken salad; yogurt w salsa & tortilla chips; yogurt instead of sour cream in any cold preparation. Cuts the fat & adds protein, calcium, & probiotics at the same time. (
And why? because I've cut out ALL fast food, ALL sweets and bread, ALL Drinks other than water.
I started my weight loss challenge weighing 333.6lb. I decided to buy a recumbent exercise bike to help me lose weight. At first I could barely complete 10 mins, but in just 2 weeks I can now ride 11 miles in 30 minutes.
If I don't plan ahead I just seem to do whatever I "feel" like, which often doesn't equal ANYTHING on my goal list.
I bought a stationary bike back in January and made a deal with myself. I got really into this t.v. series that had been out for long enough to be canceled and I bought the whole series. Each episode is 45 mins long ( no commercials) and I sit on that bike and watch my show every morning. Sometimes twice a day. Anyhow now I decided I will no longer watch t.v. at all without being on my bike even if its only 15 miles an hour I still have to be on it.
My secret is many little changes, instead of focusing on a big overwhelming goal I have been slowing it down and making every decision very calculated. There's two things i'd love to accomplish; be able to confidently wear anything I want (pin-up clothes) and make it on a roller derby team. I just visualize every decision I make as a step back or forth towards my goal
My hypnotherapist shared this with me and it changed everything! Eat a SMALL dinner, no later than 6pm. Don't eat after 6pm.
I'm a full time college student with a full time job, it's easy to get too busy to fit in exercise. On days when I don't have much time I go to my school's track and walk during my break. It's not hardcore cardio, but every little bit counts (:
Everyone has that little voice inside you rebels when you tell yourself that "you can't" have that bag of chips, or that you "must" eat healthy.
When I'm trying to lose weight... I go for the smallest amount of food I can eat and be satisfied. For example, If I have a hamburger for lunch, could I "make do" with only one piece of bread instead of 2? If I have to have fast food, could I "make do" with only 1/2 of the fries? It's a fun game and you REALLY save calories! :-)
Whenever I get an irrestible graving for something decadently sweet, I reach for what I have dubbed as 'Nature's Candy'.... Grapes. Yes, Grapes!! I like them ice cold, straight out of the fridge. Or, if I'm really planning ahead, slightly frozen...
I now have the honor of bringing you the number 3 secret to loosing weight. I have searched the globe high and low to glean this secret. Well, years of trial and error anyway. The number 3 secret to losing weight is; tada; drink your water. If you google water and check out all the things it will do for you it will surprise you. Everyone needs to drink at least 8 eight oz glasses of water each day. But beware of water intoxication. Don't drink to much without replacing your bodies electrolytes.
If you are ever tempted by a candy bar or other sweets and snacks just tell yourself over and over that you could eat right and lose the weight now, and eat the sweets later. Tell yourself that you could always buy a 60 cent candy bar or a 99 cent bag of chips, etc. on another day. It always helps!
If you have the chance to log your meal or snack right away while you are eating or or directly after, you won't have to try to remember what you ate throughout the day and this way, you are less likely going to forget what you ate when its time to log it in.