Post # 1
For those of you trying to figure out how to get started, maybe this would help you as it did me. 100 days ago, I started this thread:
I wanted to say it out loud to make myself accountable. I decided to do 100 days of healthier eating, exercise…just doing better. Day 2 I joined My Fitness Pal. I can’t tell you guys how much everyone here and there have helped me!
As of today I am 42.5 lbs lighter, lost over 20″ off my bust/waist/hips and am down to size 8 in jeans. I am starting a 60 day challenge tomorrow (60 days will bring me to the day after my wedding so I might slack off the last couple!) to continue and try to get to my ultimate goal weight. I have about 15-20 lbs to go to where I’d like to be, which is college weight.
Good luck ladies!
Post # 3
Congratulations! That is amazing work! Ah now I want to try a challenge. I have a serious sugar problem. I think I’ll try 100 days of no candy!
Good luck on your second challenege. It sounds like you’ll rock it!
Post # 4
@sehrler: Hi there, Congratulations!!! I am so tired of being over weight. I am the kind of person that says I will start on Monday and by Wednesday I forget and then when the weekend comes I say I will start on Monday. It is a vicious cycle and I am tired of itl
I will start a 60 day challege tomorrow as well. Low carb will be my challenge along with excercise 4 to 5 days a week. I have to do this for me, for my husband, for my children, for my marraige and for my life.
I am really feeling like this time I have the will power and determination I have been lacking and you have inspired me. I hope we can keep intouch here and on fitness pal.
Thank you again!
Post # 5
Thanks ladies! I highly recommend joining my fitness pal, it was invaluable to me and so easy to use. My username there is the same, and there are a ton of bees on there.
You can do this!!!
Post # 6
The best thing I learned is that I don’t have to be perfect every day, it’s the big picture. If I try to do a little better every day, then if I eat something off my normal healthy list it doesn’t kill it. I learned to substitute or add stuff not deprive myself. Lots of protein (like Greek yogurt vs regular, twice the protein in the morning with fruit), five meals a day (3 meals and 2 snacks) kept me from feeling too hungry most of the time. I still ate pizza, ice cream, occasional treats…just not every day. MFP kept me aware of my intake and my sodium, sugar etc and helped me learn to balance everything.