|Start Weight:||(26 Sep 11) 228.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(01 Mar 14) 237.0 lb|
|Goal Weight:||175.0 lb|
following: helenvan's own diet
performance: losing 0.6 lb a week
I am 30 years old, married with two step children. I work full time and spend about 1.5hrs commuting daily during the week. I cook everyday and plan my meals ahead so they are healthy for me and still filling for the teenagers.
I believe that the secret to weight loss is sweat. That and planning ahead. When I started this journey I was very commited to still leading a normal life. I am going to have a slice of cake and my step children's birthday, and I am going to eat pie at Christmas. Since none of these events are surprises I can increase my activity and decrease my food intake the day before and the day after to compensate.
I also have a bizzare food allergy that makes it difficult for me to eat alot of raw food, especially produce. Most of my vegetables need be cooked so I try to incorporate them into my meals instead of snacks.