I went to the doctor in June and discovered my actual weight, I was embarassed, shocked and depressed. Then I got into the exam room and found out my blood pressure was dangerously high. My mother died in April and she lived her life very unhealthily, she was only 55. I don't want to die young. I want to be a good example for my daughter. I kinda feel like June 24th was my "hit bottom" date. I have been completely dedicated to working out and eating right since then. I eat well rounded meals and exercise a lot. I've found that I don't want to cheat bc I reward myself with healthy and sometimes unhealthy treats. I've lost 33 pounds since June and I feel great. I have about a 100 pounds (or more) to go but it's working, it really is working!!!
Tips that I've discovered to help me stay motivated:
1. Talking about fitness and healthy eating with friends, families, strangers. People often have great tips and your friends and family are the best motivators.
2. I drink lots of water, I keep a large reusable bottle with me at all times and I know if I drink two of them that makes 64oz. (I try for 3 usually) If you don't like water add a package of Emergen-C to the water, just a few calories and some flavor with vitamins.
3. I keep fruit, natural unsalted nuts, granola bars or other healthy snacks in my purse. It helps fight off the urge to hit a drive-thru.
4. I eat every 2 to 3 hours. I eat slowly and make the portions small. I bought a food scale to weigh my meat.
5. I try to diversify my workouts, I do my elliptical (bought a smaller version (used) at a store for $150) everyday and I add a second workout Mon-Fri for example: walking, zumba and conditioning.
6. I feel like I haven't cheated on my diet yet is bc I allow myself a splurge (most of the time within my calories) once a week of whatever I desire. So if you want a piece of chocolate, have a small piece but keep track of the calories and don't make it a daily event.
Sorry for rambling. I just feel really motivated and I know if I can do this, anyone can.
I've never lost this much weight before. I have A LOT more to go but I'm not discouraged.