I have done most of it by adjusting the amount and to a smaller degree the type of food that I eat and my activity level has gone way way up. I exercise a minimum of 1 hour on most days. I have a record of lots of it on my Runkeeper account- which is an app on my iPhone that measures the distance and route that I take for my walks, and also the cardio machines at the gym. I have recently added weight lifting to my routine, to prepare for the inevitable winter slowdown.
You may or may not know that I am using a website and app called loseit- located at loseit.com as well as on android and iPhone platforms. It is an awesome site, I recommend it highly. And make sure you get friends there, because they are the best!!! I could NEVER have done this without my friends.
Here I am in a plain old "L" cool pink Packer jersey and a size 12 jeans!!!!! SCORE!!!!!
|I've come a long way, baby!|
I will say that I have not completely given up on foods that used to be a problem for me- cake and cookies are my weakness- and yesterday I had not only cake, but an apple pie bar, too. It was delicious. And I felt sort of guilty about it for a few minutes- but I have learned that guilt does you no good whatsoever. I really wanted that cake and for that matter the apple thing, so I ate it, enjoyed it and went for a walk to help counteract the effects of it. I was under my calorie limit for the day, so it's all good. Guilt is my biggest enemy, as it leads to comfort eating. And we all know that is a slippery slope!
So, get joy out of little things- eat your cake and then burn it off with a great walk, or bike ride, or whatever you enjoy doing. It will all be worth it in the end.