Originally Posted by schoolstmom
I love the screen name. I am new to the site as well. I am hoping to lose 80lbs. I have a chronic illness so excersize has been on my backburner. It is time for me to take control. I hope as newbies we can motivate each other!!
Welcome! Exercise is an important part of getting fit, but the reality is that most weight loss occurs in the kitchen (or wherever you eat). If you can't (or don't choose to) exercise, then you need to be really strict in keeping a daily calorie deficit through consuming less calories. In fact, every single weight loss solution (with the exception of surgically removing fat) revolves around this. No matter how the "diet" is packaged, your calorie intake must somehow not exceed your calorie burn.
So, come up with a calorie level that you can live with, made up of "good" foods, that is less than your calculated burn. Track it every day, religiously, and you'll lose weight.
47 M 5'8"
May 4, 2010...... 440? lbs. (Start FitDay Size 60 Jeans)
June 19, 2010.... 393 lbs. (First Weigh-in)
June 19, 2011.... 229 lbs. (164 lbs. gone in one year :-)
Current Weight... 185 lbs. (Size 36 Jeans)
Next Goal 169 lbs. (07/04/12)
Ultimate Goal 165 lbs. (12/31/12)
The best exercises for weight loss are Fork Putdowns and Table Pushaways.