Thanks. I'm 5'6". My plan is to combine healthier eating habits and more regular exercise. My wife has a long list of food allergies, and we are grain free in our home, so I'm used to trying new things. I've started a vegetarian diet that includes eggs and milk products. I'm bringing only a single serving of everything to work, so that I don't overeat, and using Fitday to track my calories and fat intake. I tend to eat when I'm bored, anxious, or as an impulse, and that is all very difficult to control. I've gotten rid of all the snacks I had in my office so I won't graze throughout the day, and I keep my debit card at home so I won't be tempted to stop at stores on the way home to buy food.
As for exercise, I've joined a group of people from my office that walk on their lunch break. They cover about 2.5 miles in about 45 minutes, so it's a pretty brisk pace. I'm also starting to walk more when I'm at home, but that is all weather-permitting. I would like to start a regular exercise routine at home, but I'm not sure where to start with that. Ideas? I used to swim competitively and would love to get back into it, but finances are tight and we can't afford a gym membership.
I have to say, it's very encouraging to have people who have done so well getting to their goals. It's very encouraging to me as I'm just starting out. Good luck to you!
Started on Fitday 4/30/12
Weight on 4/30/12: 285
Latest weigh-in: 270 (-15 lbs
) on 5/13/12
Goal weight/date: 185 by 4/30/13
I'm on my way!!