This thread has been a great motivation for me. I am an Asian lady so I should be weighing a lot less due to a lesser body mass. I am 4 ft 9 and my start off weight is 142lbs a week ago
For the past few years I have been trying various diets and exercises to lose weight but I never had motivation to stick with them. I once lost 28lbs but I took a year to achieve that by controlling the food quantity and running 4.5K each day.
I started my weight loss journey again a week ago and I lost 2 pounds. I guess it is a great start. I read that we should not be losing more than 2 pounds per week? I am lazy and hate making my way to the gym, so what I did during the week: climbing 14 flights of stairs 2 times a day + 9 flights of stairs once a day and gradually I put 2 dumb bells in my bag. In total, I guess my bag weighs about 6 pounds and I carry it whenever I climb the stairs.
For food wise, I cut my portion of food down to 2/3 of what I eat and slowly I'm trying to cut my portion to half. Initially, trying to eat healthy food was really a challenge. As an asian, I love rice but eating too much rice and not burning the carbs off make me fat. On top of that, the meat and veggies are usually cooked with lots of oil. I started off eating exactly what I eat normally but a lesser portion, and then one day, I felt my body slowly rejecting the oily food that I usually eat. Right now, I am able to eat healthily, subway is one of the most convenient and healthy food over here. I go with no sauce or sweet onion sauce and usually I order a wrap (I avoid bacon usually) and will always tell myself to leave some food on the table.
I will be doing a weigh-in on every Thursday. I hope the 2 pounds/ week will be consistent!
I believe everyone can do it
good luck guys and remember every bit of effort counts!
Initial Weight: 142lbs
Weight loss: 2 lbs (6 days of weight loss journey)
Current Weight: 140lbs
Goal by June 2011: 110lbs
Goal by Sep 2011: 100lbs