Hello Guys and Gals,
So starting a new weightloss stint as of 2 and 1/2 weeks ago. I have made a few attempts before - including previously an account on here! (Ambryi for those of you who are interested - no longer have the email address attached to the account, and can't remember password either
). I have had minor success, and managed to steady my weight for awhile... but you all know how the story goes im sure
Anyway, coming back at just the tinist sliver under 80kgs - my heaviest so far. I do carry weight pretty well (165cm height, however solid frame - hourglass shape - weight tends to distribute fairly evenly). Even so, starting to look a little like the michelin man.
I was feeling quite overwhelmed about where to start this time, and after looking in to a few things I have decided that first thing is I need to get to 68kgs or under - this puts me in the 'healthy' weight range for my height according to BMI. Looking to drop the first 12kgs as quickly as I can healthily manage, I signed up for Lite n Easy.
So far so good - I was on the 1500cal for the first 2 weeks, and have now gone to the 1200cal (although i generally get about 1200 to 1400cal per day - mostly due to substituting some some of their options ie, my own jam on the mornings i have toast etc). I'm not terribly physcial, however have signed up for a dance class once a week (ballet) and looking at joining a local Zumba group as well. I enjoy dancing (even though I'm not really good at it!!) and I think I'm interested enough too keep it up - something I won't do with the gym etc.
Lite n Easy is quite expensive for me (generally quite frugal with grocery costs) and it cuts in to my own weekly spending money quite a bit, HOWEVER i feel confident now I'm on it that i can get this weight DOWN - and for me that justifies the cost, at least at the moment. The plan is to try to stay on it until I hit 68 kgs (as long as I can keep affording it - this is one of my only worries about this), then wean off it by staying on the dinners and having my own breakfast and lunch. I have read and agree with Jon Gabriels book, and I think there is a lot of common sense in the lower carb eating plans (LOWER not no carb!). So thats what I will try to move towards when I get down to 68kgs.
What an epic post lol. Congratulations to anyone who made it all the way down here
I plan to do offical weigh ins once a week on either Sat or Sun - so fingers (and toes) crossed