My weight loss/life change plan of 2014 and beyond!!
I actually had a friend recommend it to me, because she lost weight and learned how to eat healthy and work out through this plan. She also ended up losing almost 60 pounds in 8 months (wowza!).
My goal is to lose 60 pounds this year, which is 5 pounds a month, which I think is healthy and doable. My starting weight as of Monday (1/13) was 262.0 and so my goal by the end of the year is 202.
So here’s the plan:
Breakfast at 8 a.m., I eat a scrambled egg white and spinach on a piece of whole wheat toast (or I usually get the whole wheat sugar free bread, but they were out this time, grrrr). This equals about 100-150 calories.
At 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m., I eat 100 calorie snack/mini meals. So for example, I could eat half a cub of fiber one cereal with fat free milk. Or I’ll eat a medium banana. 20 grapes. Whatever, as long as it balances out to around 100. This keeps me full, and I think it helps my metabolism.
So at this point I’ve had about 500-600 calories. For dinner, I make a healthy meal between 400-600 calories and eat it. This equals about 1200 calories a day.
I also drink A LOT of water which I’ve really been focusing on. I do admit I have an addiction to the Lo Carb Monster Energy Drink. Like, it’s my coffee. I drink it every morning. I know it’s unhealthy and I’m trying to stop by buying the mini ones when I find them, or by only drinking half.
Another thing is no cheat meals for now. Until I can automatically go for something healthy, I have to stay clear of the unhealthy. That way I can gain self-control. This will only last a couple weeks, although so far I haven’t had any cravings (but it’s only been 3 days).
I have had to practice self control, though. For example, last night we went out to a Mexican restaurant for my cousin’s birthday, and I didn’t eat (I ate afterwards, a full meal, no worries). It wasn’t that I was super hungry, it just smelled so good and there’s chips and salsa right in front of my face and queso and gosh it was hard. ¡oh mi Dios! I’m a Texan, that stuff’s is like crack to us.
Today I had to practice it when we went to Chili’s. Once again, the people I were with ordered the queso that has the cheese and chili and it’s just so magically delicious. It was SO HARD to avoid it but I did. It was also really hard not to indulge in the fries that came with my sandwich (half sandwich, turkey and provolone). I also asked for only a cup of chicken enchilada soup (because that’s only 200 calories) instead of a bowl (which is 400), but they forgot and brought me a bowl, so I had to force myself to stop halfway through. This was very hard. VERY HARD. And last but not least, they got my favorite dessert back…a Reese’s Molten Chocolate Cake. Cruel world!! I didn’t order it, though. I stuck to my plan and made it through the night within my calories and without anything too greasy.
So, that was a ramble.
My workout is basically to just TRY and workout when I can for however long I can. Right now my goal is 3-4 times a week for 30-45 minutes each time.
So, this is how I’m turning my life around and getting healthy. I must say, it is rather rewarding.@1 month ago with 1 note
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