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HelenaNikolai 12-19-2012 11:47 PM

I am determined
I realized today that I need my health, after messing around with my preferred food, and seeing what I like and what I don't, I have come to the conclusion that I am ready to make a change.
I am about 300 pounds currently, and have lost five pounds in the past week and half by just experimenting with vegetables and fruit to substitute less healthy food.
I don't want to be 'skinny' I want to be healthy, and Im not striving to be beautiful, because I already am.
I am using fitday because I want to be able to visualize the results without losing motivation.
Currently I am involved in a heat Yoga class and water aerobics , but i need to step up the pace.
Any advice for a girl with three jobs, college and determination?

Robingen 12-20-2012 02:35 AM

Hi Helena

My view is that everyone has their unique reasons for being overweight and has to find the path to weight loss that works for them. For me for instance, I go too long without eating and then will eat anything in sight. So for me planning and organizing my food is what I need to make the right choices. I also have to completely abstain from sugary treats, while I know that others are better off to treat themselves once in a while.

It sounds as though for you time is short and so probably too is self care. And it sounds like you have limited time for fitness, if so I don't think you are making the best fitness choices for the time you have. Yoga is not a great calorie burning activity. It's good for you for many difference reasons but you are not going to burn that many calories. I am not dissing yoga I am a yoga teacher and do yoga EVERYDAY but I have to walk/run/swim and do weights to burn calories. When I just do yoga daily I always gain.

Hope that helps.

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