Start Weight:(08 Jul 07) 179.0 lb
Current Weight:(15 Aug 13) 149.0 lb
Goal Weight:135.0 lb
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Well "starvation mode" is controversial in that many say it doesn't exist (and some say it does). But 1500 a day is a healthy amount of food. With breast feeding, you need more calories, but if you are starting to wean, 1500 a day may be a good place to start for you. The RDI's on Fat Secret tend to be high. But give it a week or two on 1500 a day. Your body is going through all kinds of things and needs to get used to changes. Make every calories count with plenty of lean protein, lean dairy, fruits and veggies. Get in some activity if you are able. Leslie Sansone's "Walk Away the Pounds" are great to do when the baby sleeps. They are great to get you back in to working out. Get a pedometer or if you can afford it the new Fit chargers are great to help you see how many calories you are burning each day (even while you sleep). Weight loss is a learning process. Each time you do it, it will be different from the last. So don't compare the journeys. Start fresh and commit to it no matter what. We all have gains. As long as your chart has a mostly downward spiral you are doing great. If you don't see a change (with clothes or scale) in a couple of weeks, then switch it up. Google "why the scale lies" too. New exercise can cause water retention in the muscles. Be proactive and learn as much as you can about nutrition and exercise. You have to take the info out there and apply what you works for you life. Good luck!
posted 29 Jun 2015, 07:38
The diet you choose should be based on your you and your lifestyle. If you don't like meat, a low carb diet might be more difficult. I do Weight Watchers and love it. I try to eat lower carb and focus on the lean protein, lean dairy, fruits and veggies. Some people think it's eating whatever you want as long as you stay within your points, but that is not correct. Counting calories might be the place to start. There are calorie calculators online (google). But use it as a guideline. You might start at 1500 a day for a week and see what happens. Focus on whole foods and plan a treat each day so you don't feel deprived. Portion control is key. Get a food scale, measuring cups and spoons. Getting some ziplock baggies and plastic containers can also help. If you work, get a cooler and bring everything you need for the day with you. Protein will keep you more satiated than any other food group so it's good to get some every few hours. Greek yogurt and fruit, cheese stick, veggies and hummus, protein bar, etc. As you lose weight, you need less calories to keep losing, so it's always better to start high and cut calories as you go. If you don't exercise and can, start. Activity really helps. Even slapping on a pedometer and aiming for 10,000 steps a day to start. There a lot's of great workout dvds you can do at home. Start slow and build up. Give yourself a big learning curve with diet and exercise. Get some fitness magazines and do some googling. Good luck!
posted 11 May 2015, 07:05
Dieting + working out with no results, help
People who don't track tend to eat 30% more than they think they do. If you want to lose, you need to track what you are eating each and every day. You are most likely negating what you lose during the week on the weekends. Weight loss is mostly about our diets, but exercise does help. Your diet is pretty healthy, but it still comes back to calories in/calories burned.
posted 24 Feb 2015, 17:26
not loosing weight
Lots of people don't lose their second weigh in. It doesn't mean anything is wrong. Maybe you had too much sodium last night and it's masking your loss. So many factors cause our bodies water weight to shift. Google "why the scale lies " for insight. Drink your water and keep going. Some weeks we owe the scale and some it owes us. Consistency is key.
posted 05 Feb 2015, 13:06
Purchase equipment or gym?
There are tons of workout dvds out there. Check out or You can also get some free off youtube or check your local library. A mat and some light hand weights and you do some strength training/circuit training at home. Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred is 25 minutes and will kick your butt in to shape. Get a pair of shoes and take your dog for a walk/run. There are so many different kinds out there that can help work your body hard. You don't actually need a gym or much equipment. Start out that way and keep looking.
posted 21 Apr 2014, 12:17
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