I am almost 28 years old, not extremely active, and know nothing about getting fit. Somebody PLEASE help me out!
I am brand new to this whole forum thing..it just looks like 3FC is a good place to get support and advice from other people trying to get in shape like I am.
Last year, I had hernia surgery and was off work for quite some time. During that time I gained 20 pounds. After returning to work, I got promoted..
But I no longer have to do all of the heavy lifting or tons of running around so I gained even more weight. Ten weeks ago yesterday, I quit smoking after ten years of the nasty habit.
Of course, that has caused me to gain even MORE weight.
Up until a couple years ago, I had always been a small-framed woman with a ridiculously high metabolism who could eat anything and everything (5'6" weighing 125-130 lbs). I think some of it comes with age and the rest of it comes with drinking. I like to drink when I'm not working and I think that's what my main problem is. I eat healthy 90% of the time. If I have time to eat breakfast, I usually have eggs & bacon to try to jump start my metabolism for the day. My lunches usually consist of one of the following:
-turkey sandwich (honey wheat bread, 6 thin slices of turkey sandwich meat, very thin layer of mayo on both pieces of bread, one slice of american cheese)
-Salad (iceberg & Romain lettuces, bacon bits, a small handful of shredded cheese, and occasionally I'll throw in sliced radishes, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, and chopped up sandwich meat) with about 4-6 oz of dressing
-leftovers from the night before, i.e. grilled chicken breasts, steaks, turkey filet for entree and steamed vegetables for side item, i.e. sugar snap peas, green beans, potato/green bean medley, zucchini/onion/peppers/mushroom sauteed
On weekends, I like to splurge sometimes by having sushi or maybe a hamburger, hot dog, or bratwurst. I don't normally drink cokes (er, "sodas" for all of you not from the south
I'm drinking it with my spiced rum. I drink at least three bottles of water a day. I don't regularly have fried food or fried snacks like chips unless we happen to go out to eat at a Mexican restaurant. The types of snacks I like to have are cucumbers, broccoli
, sticks of sharp cheddar cheese (one at a time, no more than 2 a day), radishes, celery, tuna (mixed with a bit of ranch and a pinch of salt and pepper, although I've been trying to ease off the ranch), any type of nuts (almonds, peanuts, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, etc.), occasionally cottage cheese with fruit.
I've been trying to run a mile a day, but it is SO humid here in Tennessee that it's hard to run unless it's late at night or really early in the morning. Also, since I quit smoking, I'm kind of sinking into a depression so I just want to sleep all the time.
I just need to get motivated but I feel so overwhelmed with everything...work, bills, my house is a
wreck, my car is falling apart, our TV recently quit working, just everything seems to be going wrong. Please, if someone out there has any advice for me I would really appreciate it! I have even considered buying the new diet pill Phenteramine (however you spell it) but I've heard so many bad things about it, I'm kind of afraid to get into that. I just want this weight OFF and quick, but I know that losing weight the right way takes time. I'm just impatient and crazy, I guess!