It takes time. No matter what any infomercial says it is frikkin hard at first. It gets easier believe me. I read everything I can daily on the subject and try to educate myself on action and reaction. I weigh a couple times a week and am only planning on 1-2 lbs per week accual "weight" loss. I dont get discouraged if the scale doesnt cooperate.
I like beer and always leave room for 2-3 55 calorie Bud selects at night if I drink them fine if not I eat a protien bar a couple hours after dinner. No pressure no guilt just a little leeway for me to make a good decision. Everything else up to that point is set in stone when I begin my day. The food I log is the only food available to me during the day at work. No way to cheat.
I do my cardio in the morning and my weights at night right after work so I dont have time to hit the pantry. If I am starving before gym in afternoon I grab a slice of turkey and a handful of grapes or berries and eat them on the way out the door to the gym.
When I get home from weights I have a whey protien shake, shower and start my dinner to be eaten in about an hour ( pre weighed and pre-determined)
The gym and the shakes get me through my dangerous time when I have my bad thoughts and am inclined to overeat.
keep busy educating yourself and practicing good habits. Quit thinking about being hungry think about how you feel. Lose 10 lbs of fat and see what a possitive response you get from the people around youthen suck it up continue forward and go for the next ten pounds of accumulated fat.
When you get to that point you should have learned what made you fat and how to prevent it.
Have a clue what you are doing that is getting you where you wanyt to be and figure it is a lifelong commitment not something to dabble in.
Good luck and suck it up you can do it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
50 years old 5'11"
started: July 11th 2010
Highest Weight 238LBS aug 19th 2009
Starting fitday weight: 230 lbs (38" waist)
weight: 214.6lbs Aug 27th
weight 213 lbs Sept 1st
weight 211.4 lbs Sept 4th
weight 210.2 lbs Sept 11th
weight 207.4 lbs oct. 12th
weight 203 lbs Nov 6th ( 32" wist)
1st goal met weight 200 lbs( November 11th 2010