I have been inspired to do this by randomcards since his tracking seems to be doing him lots of good (well done by the way if you're reading this!)
Well I'm a 19y.o. girl living in the UK. I have struggled with my weight for as long as I can remember and right now I'm just completely fed up with failed attempts at dieting and letting food completely rule my life!! Change must happen NOW!
I have managed to lose weight once before but that was when I was around 13 and for some reason I found it fairly easy and once I put my mind to it the weight just flew off! I went from around 10st (140lbs) to 8st (112lbs). I managed to maintain between 112 and 119 for around 2 years, then the weight began to gradually creep back on. I'd reach 126 and be a bit bummed for a while...then get used to that weight and stay there for a while and then it would start again....slowly creeping until I am where I am now at 11st 12 (166). I think in the beginning I was just growing up and developing but I know that in the last couple of years I've not been good with food at all. In this time I've been in a stable relationship which, I believe, has played a major role, giving me a false sense of security because the boyfriend doesn't seem to bother how much I weigh (although thinking about it he probably cares a great deal as it greatly affects my mood and general happiness).
So now is the time for change. This time feels so different, I only started on Sunday but I've already resisted so much temptation. Any support and other stories would be much appreciated, I love to hear about how others are doing, it gives me so much inspiration
1. Reach 150-152 for a day at the races on 19th June
2. Reach 140-145 for holiday to Turkey on 26th July
new bikini & summer clothes
3. Reach 135-138 by my birthday on 23rd September
4. Reach 120-126 by Christmas 2010
5. Maintain between 120 and 126 into the new year and many years to come!
As you can see I plan to do this at a steady pace, hopefully this way I can maintain in the future!
Been to the gym today for a short-ish workout (about 1 hour of cardio). Tried out the stair stepper for the first time...what an excellent leg workout!!! I'm a pear shape and have rather large thighs so that machine will get lots of use I think! I'm also trying to do the "couch to 5k" iphone app on the treadmill, putting the gradient up a little to mimick real running more accurately. I'll let you know how that goes!
I've eaten my lovely fruit n fibre for breakfast (yum!)
Trying to do smaller portion sizes over everything since I often go wrong there. Planned my food for the day so everything looks good :O)
Any comments welcome