a message from Anonymous
Don’t get off track. That is the biggest thing I can tell you. I initially went from 335lbs to 225lbs, which is a total lose of 110lbs. I was working out daily, tracking calories, and really putting everything into it… then I started nursing school, slowly working out fell victim to studying and I went from being frequently active to a more sedentary lifestyle due to time in class and hours studying. I built a desk around my treadmill so I could study and walk but even that is hard to convince myself to do. I gained around 25 lbs my first two semesters and now I am trying to get back into a diet and workout regimen and it is more than difficult.
Definitely ease your way into it and don’t be too harsh on yourself. Give yourself a cheat meal or two a week.
Always cater your diet to your exercise. If you exercise more, eat a little more. If you miss a workout, adjust your calories accordingly so you always keep a balance. This was my biggest mistake because I went from doing insanity 6 days/week for 4 months to running 3 times a week and I never reduced my caloric intake and started gaining.
Set up smaller goals. If you want to lose 50 lbs, break it down into 5 lb increments because it allows you to celebrate your accomplishments.
At the end of the day, you have to find what works for your body. Some people can lose weight so easily and others really, REALLY have to dedicate themselves. It is a lifestyle change and not a temporary thing, as I have found out these past few months.