Tuesday, December 28, 1999

Please Help? I want to lose weight?

ok, so I am 18 years old, 5ft 9 and 145 to 150 lbs... I gained a lot of weight this year because I kept eating out of boredom. about two years ago, I went on a diet and lost a lot of weight, and I was around 120 pounds. looking back at pictures I get depressed because I think I looked a lot better then. It always makes me want to lose weight but every time I try, I always gain it back and then some. I don't know how to stop this and keep motivated, since I always seem to stop after a week of it. can you help me with a plan? right now my plan is to do 30 minutes of cardio in the morning and 30 at night. or 1 hour at night (because I have work.) I don't know how often I should weigh myself to see the progress (once a day, once a week?) Should I keep a weight loss journal? If so, what do I write in it? I only drink water, and I only drink soda when I go out to eat so that's not a problem. I just overeat and have way too many high-calorie snacks and meals throughout the day. How can I stick to this diet? because I really badly want to lose weight :(

also I am kind of scared to step on the scale, since I haven't weighed myself in a month or so, and I have been eating a lot :(

Answer on Please Help? I want to lose weight?

We're about the same age and I'm dieting now too.
What I do is only weigh myself about once a month so the number doesn't throw me off. I also drink Lemon water twice a day, It cleans out your system of toxins. To help me stay on track I have "thinspiration" on my door which is picture of girls with bodies that I want. So when I go to eat the last thing I've seen is there bodies as I leave, which helps my snacking.
You could also pick up that book eat this not that, which would tell you the foods to eat when you go out so that you dont eat so many high calorie foods.
Also, eat snacks like pirate booty and pop chips which you can find at sprouts that taste like regular snack but are WAY better for you and dont have that many calories.
Hope it helps.