|Start Weight:||(25 Apr 12) 141.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(08 Jul 13) 142.0 lb|
|Goal Weight:||115.0 lb|
following: Common Sense
performance: losing 0.7 lb a week
I am 42, single, no kids and live alone with my dog, Kansas, in Boise, Idaho. I am 5'3 (and a 1/4!)and currently weigh 128lbs. I want to not only LOSE weight, but also figure out how to MAINTAIN it with my seemingly ever decreasing metabolism and energy.
I gained over 20 pounds after turning 40. I was at my highest 6 months ago at 143, but I have slowly lost 17 pounds by working out & limiting portions. It is hard to lose these last 10-15 pounds. I am hoping to find tips & motivation from other's on this site who are experiencing similiar issues and have learned how to manage weight gain after 40.
I have little idea how hormones or age play into the whole metabolism thing. I want to also learn how to maximize my metabolism by making smart choices and long term life changes. I am not looking for a quick diet. While I would love to lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks, I do not want to gain it back. I want to be realistic and not completely exclude certain foods & drinks, but learn how to manage smaller portions & limited amounts. I am also trying to engage in activity that I will be able to maintain long term.
1200 net calories per day
30 min walk most days with my dog
30-60min of cardio (eliptical, spinning) 3-5 days per week
Strength training 3 days per week
50 push ups & 100 ab excercises most nights before bed (I already do this)
This is definitely a plan I can live with. I find if I have to log the food & activity, I do better at maintaining. Otherwise, I never really am truthful to myself on how I am doing. I need to see it in black & white.