Originally Posted by Sarae878
Sacha I noticed you are basically in the same weight range as me when you started losing weight. What did you do to lose it? I eat low carb and work out 5-6 day a week and I'm barely losing. I do the treadmill in intervals RUn and walk. But I hurt my knee and the doc said no running for 2 weeks. But even when I was running I wasnt losing. Also how long did it take you?
It took me 1 year to take it off and I have maintained it for 3+ years now!
My weight loss was primarily due to diet changes. I eat 1800-2000 calories per day and 6 meals. This is my typical day:
Breakfast: Green tea, 1 litre water, egg whites with vegetables, piece of whole grain toast (dry or with almond butter), apple
Snack: 1 whole grain wrap with 1 can tuna and 1/2 cup salsa
Lunch: Spinach salad with 1 hard boiled egg, small piece of low-fat skim milk cheese, about 150grams low-fat turkey, tiny amount of vinagrette dressing
Pre workout: 1 cup cottage cheese (1 hour before), 1/2 cup strawberries
Workout:1 hour strength training (heavy weights, I do p90x) and MAYBE some cardio (intervals are 20 minutes: 1 min 3.0mph walk, 1 min 10.0mph run)
Postworkout: Protein shake
Dinner: 1.5 cup pasta with unlimited vegetables, a bit of sauce, ground turkey
Snack: Maybe some popcorn (dry, nothing added)
Twice a week I get a 'treat'. Until the end of April that's been a Cadbury easter egg (one per week), and maybe a starbucks latte (once a week).
Strict??? Yah, but if I was to eat anything in butter/fat, I would probably vomit because my stomach is unable to handle most processed foods now.
Boyfriend and I usually do a 4-5 mile run on the weekend (when I don't work), I probably run 8-10 miles per week. I HATE running, but, it's important for me. But I love weight training. 5lb pink dumbbells are NOT allowed! ha!
If you have any more questions please let me know.
the **formerly** overweight asthmatic non-athlete!!!