I had a bad Jan and Feb, but March has been better and I've started shedding again. I gained 4.5lb in the first two months, eek, but I've now lost 3 of that again.
I am starting a job for 5 weeks only tomorrow, and that should help with the weight loss - no access to candy all day while I'm at the office! I will have to get up at 4.25am to get to the gym and be at work by 8am, which will be hard, so I will have to be in bed by 9.15pm. There will not be too much time for TV and random snacking, hurray. I'll work 6 days a week, so will see a supermarket only once a week, which is good too (can't then be tempted by the goods on the shelves every few days).
I'll visit the boards every few days just to keep up to date with everyone.
Hope you'll have a good time in the 130's! You must be super-motivated now.View Thread
It sounds as if your exercise is going very well - keep it up!
Your diet looks good too. It's good to see you are eating lots of vegetables. Maybe include some fruit as well?
You should see a weight loss your next weigh-in; good luck. If you find you need to cut more calories, maybe reducing your portion of rice would be the best, eg from 1.5 cup to 3/4 cup, or reduce the morning 16oz milk to 8 oz and include a small piece of fruit rather.View Thread
Sounds good; you will enjoy your running more and more, I'm sure.
I have made running an important part of my life and run 3 times a week (on another 3 days I do walking uphill and strength training). I have had a few injuries that have held me back along the way though. I run a minimum of 10km every time.
Running is wonderful and helps me to cope with the rest of my day! However, it has not helped me to lose weight. For weight loss I still have to really cut my calorie intake.
It's a common problem, and all I can suggest is a slow "coaching" process: retraining the brain basically. Think of it as the same way as learning any other new skill - starting small, stumbling along the way, but continue to look for ways to improve all the time. Progress, even very slowly, is the key.
No, you're not bound to be stuck at your weight for ever! On the main dieting board a 72-year old wrote to say she is losing weight (she's lost a lot so far already), so it is perfectly possible.View Thread
You may not be able to control your belly fat at this moment, so focus on the things you can control - your food intake. You can watch what your body does with the belly fat in the longer term - it will maybe surprise you and start shrinking. Maybe your belly even sticks out partly because of some meals (like your dinner) being very big - it could be digestive issues.
As for the overeating: you are not the only one suffering from that. The way to break out of that pattern differs from individual to individual. It will take a bit of effort in the beginning, but will get easier. You have to somehow force yourself away from the food after dinner - literally flee the food until you are "stronger". Some would say remove the dessert and chocolate from the house so it's not there in the first place, but I don't know if that would treat the underlying problem of lack of control, which could still be simmering.
You have to practise 'eating, then stopping to eat'. Try to do it for just one day, just to prove to yourself you can do it. After that you can tackle tomorrow.View Thread