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Old 12-15-2012, 11:33 AM   #1
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I've gotten quite a few people inboxing me asking what I eat, what I do to exercise and how long it has taken me to get to where I am. Well...I'm going to give it to you all in the totally honest truth and see if you have any suggestions and advice.

In July of this year when I decided to change my lifestyle this is what I was consuming on an average day :

Breakfast : 2 Honey butter chicken biscuit from Whataburger - 1,120 calories

Mid morning snack : Crispy honey mustard snack wrap McDonalds - 350 calories

Lunch : 2 Checker burgers (Rally's) - 780 calories

Snack : McFlurry from McDonald's (regular size) - 700 calories

Dinner : 2 regular Krystals, 2 chicken Krystals, and fully loaded fries from Checkers (Rally's) - 1500 calories

*This is not an exaggeration, this is what I was consuming daily. It's pathetic I know, but it's the truth, and though it may hurt to think about it, it's part of who I was and who I never want to go back to. That's right, I was consuming at least 4,450 calories a day!*

Eventually, I looked in the mirror while stuffing my face and it finally clicked that I was killing myself. Having an energetic three year old and not doing anything but gaining and gaining weight (my highest was 258), I realized I needed to change for myself, but also for him. So, I did just that. The next morning though I had little faith in myself, I cut everything out and consumed 1200 calories. I stuck to this each day and sure enough the weight started falling off. Now I'm at 194 pounds, and although my weight loss has started slowing to about a pound a week, I'm still thankful I am where I'm at today.

I'd like to get down to 160, then see if I need to lose more. But now that I've ranted I'd like to share what I eat now (although it does change up, I feel full and happy most days)

Breakfast : 2 boiled eggs - 120 calories...sometimes I add a tbsp of lite mayo (60 calories) and make them like deviled eggs

Snack : Pumpernickel bread with 2 tbsp hummus - 130 calories

Lunch : Lean Cuisine (ranging from 260 calories to 500)

Snack : Some sort of fruit usually around 60 calories, cottage cheese, and sliced turkey (250 calories)

Dinner : Grilled chicken from Sam's Club, with this vegetable rice stir fry that's low calorie and homemade and it's fan-freaking-tastic (this usually makes up for the rest of the calories.)...I drink water with dinner, but after I am done I have a glass of my beloved diet coke.

Anyway, I had a C-Section when I had my son, and well, I have that lovely pooch on my stomach BUT I found some awesome workouts on BikiniMommyBody.com and it's really working! Soooooo....this is my LONG rant, that I needed to get out there and get myself inspired to "step up my game"...any advice to help me get out of the 190's??
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:22 PM   #2
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Congrats on making it this far!!!!
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Old 12-15-2012, 04:19 PM   #3
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Great work!
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:36 PM   #4
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My first thought was that you must be saving a TON of money and gas now that you aren't eating fast food 5x a day!

Congrats on your lifestyle change and weightloss!
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:56 PM   #5
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You've done such an such an amazing inspirational job.
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:04 PM   #6
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Wow sounds like the diet I use to have :/ eating out 3 plus times a day.
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:58 PM   #7
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You're so brave to put it all out there but I'm sure you're not alone. I was eating a lot of fast food too. You're doing amazing! As for getting out of the 190's I'm the wrong person to answer that. I'm still a beginner.
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:07 AM   #8
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:23 AM   #9
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Thanks yall! I'm trying so hard and I know all of you are too! but I do have slip ups. If only it would speed up like it did when I first started
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:07 AM   #10
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Thanks for sharing this! I signed up for a discount program at my local supermarket that gives you savings on your most commonly purchased items. When I was browsing through my purchase history, I was astonished at all the crap I was buying. And I had the nerve to tell myself that I wasn't eating that much.
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:21 AM   #11
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I had to be honest with myself about what I was eating too..And my diet was almost the same, maybe worse..I actually told myself once that the two big macs and large fry I ate didn't count. Or the entire bag of gummie bears..The list is endless of foods that didn't "count". And to this day, I have no real idea why I thought it was ok to do that to myself.

Congratulations on doing so well, I'm always inspired by everyone on this forum.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:22 PM   #12
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Snack : Pumpernickel bread with 2 tbsp hummus - 130 calories

Lunch : Lean Cuisine (ranging from 260 calories to 500)

Soooooo....this is my LONG rant, that I needed to get out there and get myself inspired to "step up my game"...any advice to help me get out of the 190's??
What about swapping the bread for something less "carby" and swapping out the lean cuisine for a huge salad with protein?
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:21 AM   #13
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Wow! You've made terrific progress. Way to go!
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You've done well so far.

My thought is to try two things: a couple of days a week, eat more like 1600 calories. A lot of people who have stayed steady at 1200 or so for months actually lose after mixing it up a bit.

Second is playing with the macronutrients. Like someone suggested, you can cut out the rice/bread, and try replacing it with a big pile of veggies. Maybe even add back a little fat, since your program looks quite low fat.
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Breaking that fast food addiction is HARD(for some people its as bad as giving up cigs) 0.o so you should be proud of yourself for doing that as well...

I know people have had success with calorie cycling...bacially either
1) Keeping the same amount per week your currently eating, but have a few higher and lower days added in
2) Up your calories once or twice a week(this is what helped me)

Mixing up excering....once you become accustomed to what your doing, it isn't as effective...
Pick up new activities like yoga, zumba, martial arts, running/jogging, dance...anything that gets you to move
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