zaknjakesmum wrote: »
Hi, I'm another Jen (there's so many of us lol ) I'm 49, and I'm from Alberta, Canada. I would like to join this group if I could! I need the accountability. I started at 234 Nov 26, and was 211.6 this morning. My short term goal is to be in onederland (199 or less) in Feb , and my long-term goal is be at 140, hopefully by my 50th birthday (Oct 5). My husband has promised me a trip somewhere warm , like the Caribbean , in winter 2022! I love going somewhere hot when it's cold and snowy here.
This is a big year for our family. I turn 50, my youngest turns 18, 2 sister-inlaws turn 60 and there are nieces and nephews getting married. I want to look good for all those occasions! That is my motivation. Also I am pre-diabetic, so don't want it to turn into full-blown diabetes. I've been +200 lbs for so long, and been on a diet swasince my teens, and I don't even remember myself before I was over 200.
Covid sucks. And the numbers keep rising here. I had it in November and it scared me so much I started the diet Nov. 26.
I was on a 1200 calories per day but I was miserable. I read a lot of posts about 1200 being too little to sustain . What does everyone think about this? I changed my limit to 1480 calories per day. Slower weight loss, but easier to maintain in the long term.
ladycopnh1 wrote: »
Good heavens no, you need to eat. You should eat something every 3-4hrs. Look at your body like a fireplace, in order to burn the wood properly and keep the warmth, you need to add a piece of wood to keep it burning. Your body needs nourishment, at the least every 4hrs to work properly when on a diet. That doesn't meal eat a Thanksgiving dinner, eat breakfast, then around 9:00 have a piece fruit, apples are good cuz they make you feel full, same with a hand full of raisins, if you don't have a nut allergy, have some almonds, until you get to lunch, do the same around 3:00, then have dinner. Always keep the fire inside you burning.
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