Motivation comes from being persistent. If you have a smart phone, get the free app My Fitness Pal. You setup your profile and you tell it your goal weight, and it will ask you how many pounds a week you want to loose. Just enter 1 pound for starters. The app is very user friendly, you can actually scan the bar code of the items you eat to log your daily intake, or type it in. You enter your weight daily (I do mine first thing in the morning). I told myself that if I can make it one week of doing "eat right" better than I have, I should see some type of results. My daily goal at the start was 1600 calories and now after 9 weeks, I am down to 1530/day. I have lost 24 pounds in 9 weeks. The app can log your exercise and water intake as well. I try to walk 30 minutes 3-4 times a week on a treadmill.
I bought a scale ($30) that you can build your profile on, set your goal weight, it gives you're your Body Fat #'s as well. Seeing the numbers change, not necessarily the weight, but the Body Fat is motivational. It shows although your trying to eat right, you can see results in your numbers, after the first week, I was so excited, I lost 1.5 pounds and my body fat dropped from 31.2 to 30.1 I knew if I could keep it up, I could do it.
I focused my diet on higher protein foods (2 boiled eggs or 6 slices of deli ham) for snacks. If you like tuna fish, lots a protein to last a long time in the day. Drink lots of water. I bought the Mio additive to my water, makes it easier to drink more. (Lemon or Fruit punch flavors are my favorite).
If I can do it, anyone can do it. I am male, but seeing numbers change is where I have been motivated the most. Wish you the will power, because I know if you can do it for two weeks, you will see results.View Thread
Hang in there. I am a male so I have heard it's easier, but I know anyone can do if I can. I am down 21 pounds in 7 weeks, not only is my weight but my BMI, BF and blood pressure is down as well. I drink a RightSize smoothie for breakfast every day (200) calories & 9 grams of protein and that normally holds me to lunch 6 hours later. If it doesn't I normally have two boiled eggs or 6 slices of deli ham as a snack. Nature Vally's Protein bars (Peanut Butter & Dark chocolate) is a good snack too 190 cal and 10 grams of protein whole grain and fiber rich.
Lunch is normally Tuna with some crackers or ham sandwich with no mayo or a salad with grilled chicken. Just giving you some ideas that have worked for me, other than the smoothies, that's the only thing that I bought to see if it works. Fruits, veggies are normally afternoon snacks and when I get home, I normally eat a regular supper what ever my wife cooks. I just make sure I eat one serving and not seconds.
I strive to walk 3 miles in 1 hour on the treadmill and try to do that 4 times a week. If you have a smart phone, try the app "MyFittnessPal" it is something that I started with 7 weeks ago, it tracks my calorie intake, excersize and water intake. Shows your progress. I find it motivating seeing 1 pound gone, make me want to try for two. I am currently on 1530 calories a day but understand my walking gives me about 400 calories to off my daily quota so I normally have another healthy snack trying to keep my net calories at or below my daily goal.View Thread
I have managed over 6 weeks to loose 20 pounds by drinking a "Right Size" smoothie for breakfast everyday and monitoring everything that I eat. The app MyFitnessPal aids in my progress. 1530 calories is my daily goal. I walk 3 miles on treadmill 4 days a week. All my stats are falling, blood pressure, heart rate, BMI, BF. I am on blood pressure meds daily, but with the excersize, that may become a thing of the past after this years annual physical. My question is I have seem to have reached a plateau. I have been at 230-231 for a week now, nothing changed in my diet or excersize. I have 5-10 more pounds I want to achieve, wondering if anyone has any advise to get me over this flatline.View Thread