Congratulations and well done to have lost all that weight.
Eating healthy is good, but of course quantity counts enormously, not only quality. The time has probably come to cut some more calories. Now that you weigh less, your body also requires fewer calories.View Thread
All I can say is that one can get used to it. The more you do it, the more you will adjust to the boredom.
Think of it as not everything that is good for you is exciting. I used to yawn constantly from boredom in church when I was small, but in hindsight it was a good thing that I was there - it instilled in me some good values! School classes were terribly boring too, but they were useful in educating me...
Maybe push yourself - if you do interval training, where you vary the speed/incline all the time between difficult and less difficult, time goes by quicker.
In fact, when you do any form of cardio (walking, jogging, cycling, elliptical, whatever) try to vary the pace and resistance all the time up and down, which helps too.
Or maybe you can engage your brain while exercising and plan things, do work-related things mentally, think up stories, be creative, memorise and recite quotes in your mind, anything that takes your interest!View Thread
Hi Nicole - I think most of us know all about that "sick and tired" trap.
As for myself, I don't have much faith in will power - trusting or relying on will power can leave one very impatient with yourself when the will power turns out not to have all that much power!
I also don't believe in the jumpstarting idea - maybe for some there is a defining moment when their diet "starts"; for me to be successful it has to be more of a gradual process of weaning myself off certain things and onto others.
I do believe though that it is possible to change one's preferences. And I have much faith in habit as a very powerful force. Successful weight loss is really just the result of a series of habit changes.
Good luck with establishing the right habits!View Thread
Lowering your calories more on days that you don't exercise (or exercise very little) is a good idea, in my opinion. That way your weight loss won't stall on weekends/days of little or no exercise.
With 1600 calories you could get good nutrition if you eat healthy, nutrient-dense foods. It is definitely not a "dangerous" level.
If you experience a lot of hunger, fatigue, listlessness, inability to concentrate, irritability, headaches, etc. on the lower calorie days, you could maybe add a hundred or so and see if you feel better.
Many experts say 1 gram of protein per kg (2.2lb) of body weight is sufficient. If you train hard this could go up to 1.3g protein per kg, so 152g of protein is more than enough.View Thread
I don't think eating healthy is all that more time-consuming than eating unhealthy. Steaming veg, grilling meat, making salads, boiling eggs - all take very little time when you think of it. And eating yogurt, fruit, nuts,opening a can of tuna, etc. don't even need any preparation time.
Exercise takes more planning and time, granted, but it is worth it! Even if it means sacrificing something else like watching a few TV programmes or getting up earlier.View Thread