Post # 1
Hello! So I have 6 weeks before my first fitting. I need to lose 10 pounds. I have never been able to control my eating or stick to a workout routine. I am going to post what I eat and how much exercise I do each day. I tried myfitnesspal and it didn’t work. So here goes:
Turkey sandwich (2 slices of bread/1 piece of turkey)
1 Stoneyfield yogurt
2 oz. teriyaki chicken
Tomato and mozzarella
Veggie chili and bean salad
I made dinner from scratch if you will even the teriyaki sauce. I ran 2 miles also. I hate running on the treadmill. I live up north and it’s cold. If you ladies have any comments suggestions.
Post # 3
awesome job! everything sounds yummy and healthy!
make sure you eat something small for breakfast to get your metabolism going and so your body isn’t starving by lunch time and stores everything as fat!
Post # 4
I would try to spread your meals out into 5 or 6 small ones. Also, just keep track of your calories. As long as you burn more than you eat you will lose. Mynetdiary is free and will calculate how many calories your body burns in a normal day and you can input your food and exercise to make sure your deficit is on track.
Post # 5
Great! I like to keep track with myfitnesspal.com…I love it!
Post # 6
Ive been running 30-40 min a few days a week on the treadmill and what helped me was making a playlist that long. I put all songs that get me pumped up and make me want to run hard. It works! I also put a magazine in front of the treadmill screen so I can’t be like ‘omg I’ve only gone 3 minutes.’ For example if I start to get tired I tell myself to listen to 3 more songs before I look at how far I’ve gone. I also have the Lose It app and love it. I’ve lost ten pounds in a month by eating healthy during the week (weekends are freebie days!) and running.
Post # 7
@Jalifig: what you are eating sounds great. I suggest that you spread this out to eating 5-6 small meals instead of 3 larger meals. I am posting what I am eating too if you would like to check out my foods (keep in mind that I am over 200lbs and am a pescatarian). I am pretty much eating as many fresh and whole foods as possible. The less processed foods the better.
Post # 8
Definitely eat breakfast! That really is the most important meal of the day. Was your bread whole wheat bread or white? You should stick to whole wheat if possible. 🙂
Post # 9
Thanks, ladies! I usually eat breakfast, unless I have a court appearance. Work is the one thing that really does my health in!!!!
Post # 10
How many calories are you eating? The food choices look good, but at a quick glance, it looks like it might be too low, oddly enough. Cutting calories is obviously good, but you also want to make sure you get enough.
Post # 11
Hello. So for 2/8/12 here is what I ate:
Chilli with cheese
1 small red potato with cheese, butter, and 0% Fage Greek Yogurt
1 Kim-Chi Pancake (1 egg, flour, water, kim-chi and a two tablespoons of oil)
3/4 Gluten free chex mix cereal
1 cup? Bean salad (I don’t really know how much I ate it out of a large mixing bowl with a spoon)
Exercise: I did the bodyrock.tv fit test and some knee strengthening exercises (clam shell, side leg lifts, and single leg bridges 15×2 of each)
I really like the bodyrock.tv workout. It beats paying $120 for P90X!
I have an idea of my calorie intake, I think its around 1,000 calorie. I know that might seem kind of low, but I plan on increasing it as I exercise more. When I exercise I eat more to balance it out.
Post # 12
@Jalifig: You need to get it up to 1,200 at an absolute minimum. Again, the food choices look good, but that won’t matter because your metabolism will get screwed up, and the weight and then some will come right back. It takes a really long time to get your metabolism back to normal. You will thank yourself if you do it right now. Plus, your body needs to be properly fueled to work out.
Not to mention your body will go into starvation mode because it’s not getting enough calories, and this will backfire. Try adding some more protein.
Post # 13
waiting for todays update! 🙂
i agree with @amanda06 need to increase calories… try adding some nuts to snack on they increase your calories quickly but are protein and good fats!
Post # 14
Protein protein protein!
2 Egg white omelet with spinach and 3-4 halved cherry tomatoes
I add salsa to mine to get a little extra taste without having to add salt/pepper
Juice or Milk
1 small banana or 2-3 strawberries
Protein bar (nature valley has some really good ones that are low in calorie and very little “bad” fats)
Pickle Spear wrapped in one turkey slice
You can get a $1 side salad from McDonalds with a grilled chicken breast (just the breast) total cost is $3
Carrots or Celery
or any other low cal but protein snack is great
Chicken fajitas without the tortilla
I do mine with homemade seasoning mix to lower sodium and I use romaine lettuce leaves as a tortilla so it is also less carbs
Weight Watcher’s snack fudge bars (45 calaories!)
Fibe One snacks *they are ALL good plus the fiber is nice for your body*
I have been trying to watch what I eat since I had surgery, and I have been researching up different “food switches” to where I can still eat what I want just healthier version of it.
Hope this helps!
Post # 15
May I ask why MyFitnessPal didn’t work for you? I’ve been using it for a couple weeks and found it useful in tracking my eating, making sure I’m getting enough calories and making changes in what I eat. You can pretty much use the bar scanner on everything. There hasn’t been 1 thing it won’t find.
Post # 16
I have been eating about 1200 calories per day. I feel frustrated because I can’t always workout or run. I love running and I injured myself so now I’m stuck to light strength training and restricting calories. I’m definitely annoyed for letting myself get this way. How in the world dSuperDrive skinny people do it? All I want to do is be healthy and run. I like fried food I can’t help it! Why can’t eat foods I love and not injure myself while running. Today I’m having a pity party.
I spilled a half a cup of coffee on my leather work purse this morning. Now I have to court with no coffee and a big stain that covers have my purse! And I hate this stupid iPhone it’s keyboard and autocorrect. I’ve been typing for 20 minutes!!!! Arghhh.