Determined This Time.
I am 18 years old, 5'6 and weigh in at about 210 pounds. My idea weight, accourding to a BMI scale is 140 pounds. However, because i am quite busty (38G:oops:) I dont want to lose that much weight. I want to get down to 170.
I have a membership to Curves, an all womens gym, that im going to put to use, as well as the treadmill at home, and riding my horse. My plan is to ride 3 days a week. And either run, or workout 3 days a week, with one day off.
As well, i am going to start eating better. I hate cooking, and i constantly go out for my meals. Im going to start eating better regardless. I actually like salads, so im going to try and eat more of those.
A big thing for me is drinking less pop. Im lactose intollerant, so milk isnt an option, and i cant stand soy milk, so im going to drink as much water and juice as i can.
There are two reasons why im doing this. One, to boost myself esteem. I recently shaved my head for cancer, and didnt realize how much i hid behind my hair until now. So i want to lose the weight to get some self confidence back.
As well, i injured my hip last year falling off my horse, and will always have problems with it. However, my doctor assured me, that the less i weigh, the less it will hurt.
All i need now is the motivation to carry this out!
Wish me luck!
Try some sugar free mix-ins for your water - like the individual packets of koo-aid (sugar free type), Crystal Light, etc -- they can make the transition from sweet soda to plain water much easier w/out adding calories :-)
Thanks for the tip! Pure Life flavored water is also colorie free. Stocking up on that and crystal light on my way home tonight for sure!
Don't forget to pay yourself for a job well done, whether it's small bonuses ( monetary or otherwise) for small goals, or a big 'job well done I can have whatever I want'! At the end!
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Avoid total deprivation type diets - those where you cut yourself off completely from the treats you enjoy. That approach tends to work great in the short term, but sets you up for failure in the long run as you come to dread/resent your new eating habits rather than being able to embrace them willingly. Allow yourself treats, just make sure they are in moderation.
I'm going to California in September. Im thinking if i can lose 30 pound between now and then, i'll treat myself to a sexy new bathing suit!
Thanks for the advice!!
I think the only thing i'll cut off completely is soda. That alone is getting ride of about 500 calories a day with how much i drink :/
Except for the soda. If you have just one, then you'll want to have just 2...
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2 days without pop! I think i deserve an award just for that!
I've been drinking a ton of water, and orange juice and so far, although it might just all be in my head, im feeling better. Just more awake an energized if that makes sense?
Flavored teas make a great alternative whether cold or hot. I use peppermint tea and sweeten it with honey. Ok, I should be honest, I am a tea fanatic LOL There is everything in my cabinet from my traditional peppermint to a spiced mixture that will set your mouth on fire. I love tea as an alternative, and some of it is really good for you. It is helping me lose weight since I have cut out almost all carbonated stuff. I miss my Dews on occasion though LOL so I splurge and have 1 maybe once a week or so.
Oh and I live in GA so sweet tea is a huge part of my problem. So much sugar in there. I make my own and usually take a glass with me when I am out and about.
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