Make sure you are eating enough. Hunger will get ya every time. Make sure your eating the right stuff.
Get to know your food and know what you are putting in your body.
For a couple weeks even a month. Get a small journal or just a notebook of any sorts and write down what you eat for breakfast snacks lunch & dinner even the sauces or even the small stuff.
I would track your calories , fat grams and protein. Make sure you are drinking alot of water.
You need some form of exersise to work out to and build up on.
You can start with a workout video and going outside for small walks and build up on that. Remember you will not see weight come off right away it wont be a week and it wont be weeks. It takes time and it takes your will to want to be heathly.
You dont need to think of this as a diet. You need to think of this as a life style change.
Depending on which eating plan and style you decide to go on for yourself.
I dont eat any red meat, I dont eat any flour pasta of any kind, no pop, no candy, no high fat foods, no greasey foods at all.
I give my self one meal a week and have what I want. I call that my cheat meal and its the only time I indulge.
When I started I would keep track of the fat grams I was eating and eat no more then 20 to 25 a day. That was me. Thats what I did so I would not have to count the calories.
Good heres and theres to get ya going until you learn on what you need to eat and when
Tuna is a great sorce of protein.
Of course Veggies are awsome.
Chicken is also only non breaded and no skin.
Keep a good variety of Spices they are a great way to get some taste to your food.
Extra lean turkey meat is what I use when I either make Whole Wheat spagetti or I make a Sloppy Joe on Whole Wheat bread buns.
Or Tyson Chicken Chunks I put them in a skillet to get warm and then I use a wheat pita bread with some BBQ sauce and I put the chicken on that and a little non fat mozarella cheese and throw that in the over until cheese is melted for a BBQ Chicken Pizza
Yorgurt is a good treat.
Watch the % of the milk you drink go al low as you can. Im at 1% now but I was at whole.
I will have egg beaters for breakfast I cook them with some Louiasana Hot sauce and a little oregno then when they are done I will put them on my place with some Ortega Smokey Chilpote Sauce.
I snack on PineApple Chucks when I want something sweet or a small handfull of almonds which I carry with me incase I need a quick snack.
Some pretzels ,oranges strawberries.
When we go out to eat I always eat the most heathy thing I can and I keep it to places I know I can get a heathly meal from.
I havent been to a McDonalds or Taco Bell type place Since Last September I believe... The only fast fast places I will eat it is either Subway or Quizons.
You must not let yourself talk yourself out of anything you need to do.
Working out is a must if you want to lose.
You must make the time to do the things you need to do. Keep your workouts to a specific time so you know you have no choice but to get there or put in the cd and do what you need to do. After things start to get easy bump up your levels.
I would try to incorporate some weights into your workouts , if you cant right now thats fine build up to what you can do.
I started off walking around the neighborhood then to a 30 to 45 minute exersise video then now to a 5 mile cardio workout and a 30 minute weight workout 6 to 7 days a week.
And if your a emotional eater you need to work out your problems and any diffrences with the people who upset you and not take it out on yourself by eating something to make you feel better.
Losing weight not only deals with your body but your mind as well.
I know some of the other girls can offer some more really good advise also
I hope some of this helps and you can get to where you want to be at this point of your life.