First, I'M SO SORRY for such a late update on everything going on in my life. I know how everyone hates to hear how busy other people are so I won't bother boring you with all of that. So, straight to the point.
DEDICATION + DISCIPLINE + DETERMINATION= SUCCESS!
I have finally reached my goal weight for the military. I went from 192lbs to 164lbs. I am so proud of myself for doing so well on this weight loss journey. To be honest, it wasn't that difficult losing the weight. I don't even know why I waited so long to lose the weight. I basically set a goal and a plan.
1. Calorie Counter (caloriecount.about.com)- This website is awesome for people trying to lose weight. Now, initially, I was kinda against counting calories because I thought it was a waste of time and just took up too much time and effort, but after visiting this site I realized how wrong I was. This site makes the whole process quick and simple. It allows you to set realistic goals and guides you along the way. It also grades you based on the meals that you consume and your workouts. CalorieCount is a really cool website, and I really like that they have a huge community that will support you throughout your weight loss journey. I allowed myself to consume 1200 calories a day...maybe a lil more on some days, but I balanced exercise and diet to meet my goals.If you wanna add me as a friend/supporter my name is queque1 on the site.
2. Exercise- I'm not going to pretend like I didn't exercise, but I didn't exercise as much as you would think. I actually got a gym membership and a personal trainer. She developed a lifting and cardio plan for me, but she was later fired due to her unwillingness to further assist after the first meeting. The plan involved me doing cardio workouts along with minimum weight lifting. I still kinda follow her plan, but I sorta changed it up a bit. I work out 3-5 days a week. I did a mixture of p90x, Insanity, Cardio machines, free weight machines, taebo, and running.
3. Diet- I did change my diet to an extent and also didn't forget to treat myself lol. When I first started this plan, I was a little more strict on myself. I did not eat out at fast food restaurants PERIOD! I did go to restaurants on occasion, but before purchasing or ordering anything I checked out the nutrition menu on the restaurant's site. I would not order anything that exceeded 700 calories in one meal. Anything more than that would be exceeding the amount that my body needed. The rest of the calories would be stored as fat. I did consume wine (1 glass) during dinner to help with digestion on some days. Other than that, i only allowed myself to drink water and a little tea. As of now, I do eat fast food on occasion, but I'm slowly nipping that in the bud. I still have the same 1200 calorie policy, so if I eat a meal that I feel is of high caloric, I may not eat anything for the rest of the day. As far as treats go, I do indulge on frozen yogurt and skittles every now in then, if I feel like i'm doing well. This plan eventually has allowed me to train myself not to overeat and to live healthier. I do drink a alot of water and I try my best to eat more green vegetables. I love working out and seeing the results and I am so happy that I have reached this point. Now my goal is to lose 20lbs to get to my ultimate goal of 145lbs. I hope to never allow myself to get this overweight again. It's not cute and it's not healthy.