I know I havent posted on here much or in a long time but I would love some weight loss advice. Alittle background about me. I am a 21 years old female. I'm 5 6" and about 225lbs. I barrel race, trail ride, have a job, boyfriend, horse, dogs ect. I stay busy, but when I am at home I love to "graze" on everything! I don't know what to! When I get home I just want to sit watch tv and eat. It's horrible and I feel that I look horrible too. My diet isn't the best, believe me I am a meat and potatoes person, so what can I do?
I have a bike and love to bike ride but I am always riding alone or it's too hot or I'm to tired from everything else.
Iv tried to watch what I eat, iv tried exercising. I just fall back into a my old routine every time though because I can't see or feel any changes. It doesn't help that my boyfriend won't eat healthier. So I am stuck. I want to loose weight so badly it's not even funny. I feel like a cow when I look in the mirror and I HATE clothes shopping. It just makes me want to cry when I look in the mirror. If I could just break 200 lbs I would be estatic but that seems like suck a far away goal.
Thoughts, comments, advice, weight loss tips. Any and all would much appreciated. I just feel so lost...
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Okay I know how you feel... I'm working on losing weight too. Here's my advice that has worked for me so far.
I don't drink anything besides water- even when I go to resteruants I order water. It helps flush out your system and keep you hydrated. If you drink ice cold water your body will actually burn calories trying to warm it up...Which I think is awesome.
Use olive oil instead of cooking oil like the person above said. Olive oil is also good for you hair, skin, and nails.
There is a new cooking oil out too that I've started using too that is supposed to be healthier by far than olive oil and cooking oil, called "Cocoanut oil," so far I LOVE it! It smells like a candle when cooking it but makes 0 difference in the flavor of the food.
I eat oatmeal and fruit for breakfast, I know not everyone loves oatmeal but it's so good for you.
For lunch I usually have a peanut butter sandwich with either banana or jelly, on wheat bread... It's not too unhealthy, but it's wholesome. I'll have like a yogurt or veggie chips with it, or a fruit if I'm being smart.
I often times for dinner cook stir-fry and brown rice for myself. You can make stir-fry however you want and add as many veggies as you want. Sometimes I'll have fish for dinner, or a healthy burrito. (message me if you wanna know how to make any of my healthy meals)
Okay and here's another tip- Don't eat in front of the T.V! When you eat in front of the T.V you consume more because you're not focused on what you're eating or how much you're eat. You're not enjoying your food. You're just eating, eating. I was guilty of it too... And once I started eating at a table or outside without any distractions ( no cell phone, no book, no computer or lap top, just me and my meal) I felt fuller a lot faster and I began to really slow down my eating and enjoy my food!
As for the boyfriend thing... I know what you mean -_-
My boyfriend doesn't want to eat healthy either. And there's nothing I can do about that except ask that he be supportive of my healthy choices. It doesn't help that he stills eat whatever he wants while I have to eat healthy stuff... But once and a while I'll cook for him and that way he has to eat healthy or he fins for himself :P He's not out of shape or anything, but he could be in better shape.
I find that the reason I over eat is because I want something more of my life.
I eat when I want something... Which sounds terrible but it's the truth. I don't know if that's true for yourself but I know it's true for me. There could be many reasons why you over eat... Try walking your dogs daily or working with your horses more often. Evaluate you're personal life, goals, ect, and see if that may be what's leading you to eat too much.
Anyways, I hope this helped. If you want more advice just let me know. I have 50 lbs to lose before I'll be happy with my body. I have no confidence and no friends, I just slave away to my unhappiness. I've had to realise what I want out of my life, and how to change it before I change my diet. Horses have helped me find happiness and a little bit of confidence, but I'm still fighting with my weight. :)