01-28-2011, 01:31 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: The Left Coast
| | Re: weight loss programs
In October, I joined a morning fitness bootcamp. I go 5 days a week and work really really hard. It's early (5:30am) but I drag my azz out of bed each day and get out there. When I'm done, I've burned a ton of calories (today was 479), and I'm left with the day free and a lot of energy. The motivation from the other women is great, and the trainer is amazing. I'm sure there's a camp near you somewhere.
I also am tracking everything I eat on myfitnesspal.com - it's free, the community there is supportive, and it helps you figure out what you're eating so you can make better choices. I'm down 9 lbs, and a lot of inches - almost a full size down!
It is really about calories in vs calories out (burned). Making good eating choices is key - sugar is the enemy - I have reduced it a lot but not cut it out completely.
Set small but realistic goals for yourself, with a reward at each mini-milestone. It's mentally easier to work on losing 5 lbs X number of times rather than a larger amount. Good luck!
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