Originally Posted by PinkHoodie
But for now it looks like I might only record one pound lost on Friday. Grrrr.
1 pound a week = 52 pounds in a year. Don't beat yourself up over that, because I think a pound is quite the accomplishment!
I was doing very good with weight loss from March to late May, and then slacked in June, and started getting back into the swing of things in July. Now I'm dedicated to working out daily, with the goal of working out twice a day.
Now, I count things like stretching as a workout... I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Maura Barclay's No Sweat Yoga which you can purchase for a few dollars (3 or 4 I think) at exercise.tv
It's a 30 minute workout with deep stretching. I have troubles with my knee and I noticed a difference when I do the video regularly.
I just jogged for the first time in many many years for a grand total of 10 minutes without stopping. So that's something I'd like to incorporate every other day with the short term goal of getting up to 20 minutes and long term 40+ minute.
I also like to bike. What I'm slacking in lately is weight lifting and ab/core work. I'd like to incorporate weights in 3 times a week and a pilates workout one+ times a week.
As for food, my rule is to never ever be hungry. I mean, have the hunger pangs but don't let it go far enough to feeling dizzy or sick. When my tummy grumbles I eat. But I try my best to eat wholesome foods. Eating out, with the exception of a couple of places, is not an option. I make as much as I can from scratch so I know exactly what's going into my body.
I don't believe in starving yourself to lose weight. I believe in putting in the best nutritious calories possible to be able to perform at a high level during workouts, thus, burning fat and building muscle.
I hope some of my ideas help someone. I'd love to hear what all of you are doing!