Hi, Congratulations on your baby girl. My advice would be to use an online food tracker, e.g., the one on WebMD or fitday.com to help you keep track of your consumption and nutrition. I use fitday to log my food and be sure that I am doing a good job getting the proper nutrition daily, but use the food and fitness planner here to track my weight loss and calories needs to continue this healthy journey. I don't track my exercise, which I probably need to because it's the hardest part of this journey for me.
One of the most helpful pieces of advice I've received on these boards is that it's okay to slip, just get right back on plan ASAP. Striving for perfection may be admirable, but not realistic on my "forever" healthy journey.View Thread
Great advice Buny. I love that warning about "restart at the start of the week" or even I'll start tomorrow. Doesn't work. Even when we slip, we must not put off getting back on track until tomorrow.View Thread
Butterfly is right. You have sent your body into starvation mode and it is going to fight to keep the fat. At 1200 calories per day, one can get proper nutrition with careful planning and good food choices. Use the food log here or on fitday.com to track your calories and nutrients. I use fitday and it has helped me make adjustments to the foods I choose so that I am most days eating nutritiously.View Thread
First of all, congrats on the weight loss and kudos for the exercise. I agree with Tomato. 1200 calories is an excellent goal, but if you change your mindset to this being a healthy journey rather than a "diet," you will concentrate more on the nutritional value of everything you consume. I use fitday.com to log my food. It gives an excellent breakdown of all the nutrients you have consumed for the day. Keeps me on track to know that I'm eating healthy food everyday on this journey! Keep up the good work and best of luck to you.View Thread
Hi, What is your plan to remove the weight? Have you logged into the food and fitness planner? Logging your food is a great way to track what you are consuming, nutritionally and calorically. It has helped me on my journey. Best of luck to you. Keep us posted on your progress.View Thread
Hi and welcome! I'm a little older than you, 58. I started this healthy journey (this time for life) back in June of 2011. I joined the 50-100 community in Sept. That community has been an invaluable tool as I continue my journey. It is a tough road to go alone. What changes are you making to improve your health? I am a calorie counter and am now very conscious of the nutrition value in those calories. Another boardie introduced me to fitday.com where you can log your food. WebMD has one too. It is a great way to keep yourself honest and to get the nutrition value for what you consume. I also exercise most days (walk and yoga).View Thread
Congratulations! You are doing great. Isn't it great to know that that food that is getting mushed up now is ALL nutritious and non-processed! No wonder you feel more like exercising now. Me too.View Thread
I focus on nutrition and exercise. I do not eat processed food and stay away from white carbs 90% of the time. I have increased the amount and types of vegetables that I consume as well. I eat a lean protein with every meal and stay at the recommended number of calories (1200) every day. On another board, a successful (9 years maintaining) memeber told me about fitday.com where she logs her food. It gives you a wonderful nutrition breakdown of what you are consuming. Hope this helps.View Thread
Absolutely it can, Cathy! Make that committment to healthy, mindful eating and it will happen. I, too, have tried so many times before, but I KNOW this time is different. I still have fears that once I reach my goal will I be able to maintain, but I truly believe that I CAN do this. I want to LIVE! I want to be healthy! We can do this. One day, heck, one minute at a time. And if we slip, don't give up, get right back on track.
Best of luck on your new journey to a healthier you!View Thread