Hey, my name is Stephanie and i'm 16 years old. I have been battling with my weight for years now, and just last month i've decided i needed to start a life long change.
I started this whole losing weight idea about a month ago. I'm 5'7 and i weighed about 190 lbs. I wasn't obese, but i was certainly overweight.
Since then i've been watching what i ate and completely changed my lifestyle. It all started off when i found my dance dance revolution game pad downstairs in the basement, if you aren't familiar with that game, it's with the playstation 2 console, and basically you jump around and hit arrows with your feet (might i add it's a beautiful game to lose weight) they even got a workout mode for those who want to see how many calories they lose per song.
I go biking, i play in a school's soccer team, i have gym class 3 times a week in my school, so all in all i stay active.
The only reason i never really lost weight was because my "eating habits" weren't the best of the best. I would eat cookies, brownies, ANYTHING i would see in my house i'd eat t'ill it was gone.
For a month now i've been eating so much healthier, just making simple choices like water instead of soda, or wheat bread instead of white, even skim milk instead of whole makes a huge difference.
Eating smaller portions of what you like the most is super, just don't make that a habit, choose healthier foods, stock up on those and you'll be fine.
Well i can't say i'm a diet expert, but what i can say is what i've been doing is clearly working. I was 190 last month, and today september 15th, i am currently 174lbs.
That's like 16lbs in a month and a bit.
p.s. starving yourself is for losers
i tried that when i was like 14 years old because i didn't know any better, the scale was decreasing but the moment i went back to my old habits i gained the weight back and even more!
they call it a life long change for a reason, and i'm already loving my results so i'm not giving up anytime soon.
well hope this introduction isn't too long and boring, i hope to hear from you guys, a little encouragment is very much appreciated!
have a great day guys!