Post # 1
This is my first post on here and I thought it might be nice to share with someone about my weight loss journey! Since my fiance really doesn’t wan’t to hear anymore about me going on and on about how thrilled I am to finally have started seeing progress! I’ve been overweight by about 20-30 pounds my whole life and it’s made me really insecure for the past couple of years. Seeing other super skinny women on the beach or trying on clothes that didn’t fit just devastated my self esteem and finally I decided to do something about it. Basically I do 40 minutes of cardio every single day. I don’t “Rest” or get a “weekend” at all. I also don’t go over 1500 calories per day and I do strength training arm bands ever other day. One thing I’m sure everyone will be surprised by is that I eat mostly fast food. In moderation of course and as long as I don’t go over 1500 calories per day. I realized that eating rabbit food all day and eating skinless chicken was just NOT part of my diet. I finally realized that it doesn’t at all matter what you eat, as long as your burning more calories than your taking in. It’s working SO well so far and I’m super excited. In 2 months I’ve lost 9 pounds. =) Does anyone else have any other tips that are on a similar diet/exercise plan like mine?
Post # 3
Good for you, keep up the good work!
Post # 4
@ChocolateApple: Wow, Congrats!! I don’t really have any advice or tips, but it sounds like you don’t need any! Good for you!
Post # 5
Thanks! I weighed myself recently and I just HAD to share with someone since fiance is at work at the moment! 🙂
Post # 6
That awesome congrats. Keep up the good work.
Post # 7
Congrats!!! 9lbs is awesome!!
Post # 8
Congrats! I have some weight to lose myself, and need some motivation.
Post # 9
@ChocolateApple: congratulations!!! It sounds like you’ve found something that really works for you.
can i play nutritionist for just 1 second though, and just let you know to monitor your blood pressure and cholesterol as you go, because fast food contains ALOT of sodium and alot of unhealthy fats – so although you will lose weight no matter what if you burn more calories than you take in, you will also suffer the negative effects of sodium, saturdated and trans fats.
Again – congratulations on your weight loss!!! It must feel amazing 🙂
Post # 10
Thanks everyone! The encouragment really helps! And ScarletBegonia, thank you for your advice! I am definitely monitoring my sodium, saturated and transfats! I actually don’t eat anything with trans fat in it. I know it may sound incredibly surprising but some of the items that mcdonalds has don’t have any transfat. I couldn’t believe it when I was reading the nutritional guide online. I am watching my sodium and saturated fat closely though and my doctor plans on giving me a physical every 2 months while I’m on my diet since he is aware of what I’m eating. 🙂 I also thought I’d add in that I do eat homecooked meals too, but I crave fast food ALOT so I give in as long as I can afford it w/ whatever calories I have left. Thanks again! :))
Post # 11
Wow good work!! It’s awesome to start seeing results, isn’t it? 🙂
Have you ever tried veggie chips? They taste practically the same as french fries, and are a lot less calories. I used to get them in the 100 calorie bags for lunches. Darling Husband absolutely loves them… he could pound a whole bag if he wanted to!
Post # 12
@piglet_625: It feels amazing to see results! Seeing the results is motivation all in itself! I’m so happy to know that I’m working towards something you know? Veggie chips sound awesome! Where do you purchase those at??
Post # 13
congratulations! i actually did weight watchers and it work for me until i met my other half! so now, i’m having my regular breakfast, for lunch 2 oranges and 1 gratefruit (which i love ) and then at dinner i dont have to stress it on what i’m eating… of course i dotn overdo it either!
good luck, and i bet the minute that you stop fast food completely you will lose some more faster than what you think! keep up the good work!