A couple years ago, I started trying to lose weight, I started walking for 30 minutes a day, cut out all takeaway and was eating fairly well. I lost 15kg in a few months. I absolutely hate exercising though and uni started getting stressful and I stopped. I've put about 5kg back on in the last few years, but I need to get started again.
I'm 21, female, 5'8" and weigh about 87kg. I have all the free time in the world, but I'm very lazy and I can't cook, and my parents refuse to change what we currently eat (we are all overweight). I am moving overseas in the middle of this year and as part of a new start, I'd like to be more healthy. I would like to get down to 70kg by the time I leave, which would be June/July. Firstly, is this possible/safe?
I am quite good at suppressing my hunger urges, but unfortunately the food we have in the house is not very healthy, so normally if I get hungry I make sandwiches and I eat too much bread. I have an easier time with these things if I have a set plan of what to eat. Are there any good easy meal plans to follow?
Now, with exercise, I have an exercise bike in my room. I occasionally do 30 minutes a day, but lately I've been distracted and haven't been doing it. The settings don't seem to very accurate on it, but I go at a fairly fast pace. If I wanted to lose as much weight as I do, would I be better off just jumping on for 1 hour a day, or build up slowly? Is it better to do it all at once, or break it up into 15/30 minute lots? Should I try some workouts as well, I don't really feel comfortable doing exercise outside my room, and I don't have much room in there though.
Sorry for the lengthy post, but for me to really stick to this, I need some advice and my parents are no motivation at all.