Maybe I'm not the greatest person to take advice from because I've been up and down myself but I've never been TOO overweight. Just chubby.
Right now I'm trying to get back into things and stick to it. The thing you need is PATIENCE, PATIENCE, AND MORE PATIENCE
I always gave up before because results did not come fast enough.
I made another post by yours with my current progress and I keep a log of what I eat (or what I remember of it hehe).
One thing I read that helped me was this:
3800 calories = 1 lb
That's the basic rule. So I am committed to taking in 500 calories less a day plus a little exercise and that should equal a pound a week.
I've set a goal for 2 months = 8 lbs and I'll be about 167-168 God willing.
Because in the past I'd so sudden crazy workouts and then give in, I never had enough time to really see progress. This time, I'll be weighing myself using the Warehouse scales at work which have to be accurate.
- Set a calorie goal per day
- Keep mental track of what you're eating. Try to keep a consistent breakfast,lunch,dinner schedule with tasty fruit inbetween (eating pears and plums really helps me stay on track without looking for a side snack).
- Log your efforts and how much you should have lost after a week and see if that is what you're seeing on a REAL scale. I've bought plenty of scales from stores that are just junk. Try to find a manual scale or something you know is consistently accurate.
-Drink plenty of water.
-You don't need to RUN if you're not ready. WALK 30-45 minutes a day to start and that's a couple hundred calories to help you out as well. If you're a little more overweight, you'll notice the first few pounds drop quicker God willing.
- Trust GOD