Back again after 2 years off CC'ing. Time to get healthy!
I am back here again after a couple years off. I have tried a stream of diets, - Camrbridge, Exante, Atkins and more recently Slimming World.
I found VLCD does not work...in fact I just get stressed in any situation that involves food and even when only doing it for a couple days it feels like a lifetime! Atkins is expensive and makes you feel poorly, and Slimming World feels like a free for all...eat what you like and slow progress!
So I am reverting back to good old CC'ing! I did this 3 years ago and started to so well, lost a stone in a month and then just lapsed again.
I feel I need some form of discipline to stop me eating too many calories, but also if I want to eat something bad within my calorie intake I don't have to feel so guilty! I am also going to allow myself one day off a week (probably a sunday) not to go mad but to not have to count what I am eating.
I am currently 5'8 and 18 st.12 lbs. My overall goal is to get to 15 stone. So approx. 4 stone to lose, with a goal of doing this by Christmas.
I want to be healthy, and perhaps consider having children in the future. I do carry my weight very well and fit in size 18 clothes, I have come to terms with the fact I will never be skinny, I remember weighing 12 stone when I was 15 and about a size 14. I look back at those photos now and realise I was actually a stick however at the time I felt huge! I have a big build and I am tall, I would just like to be within a healthier BMI and I should imagine the extra weight from being pregnant in the future is something to consider. I would also like to fit into size 14/16 clothes. I am not being over ambitious I see people on here wanting to be a size 8 going from size 20, I don't want to set huge goals. So my aim for now is to crack on and try and lose 12lbs by mid June when I have a holiday with friends booked. From then I will aim to loose 3 stone.
I have rambled on enough now, but thought coming back here with the support of others (can I just say some of you have done amazing and restored my faith!)
I initially thought I would try 1200 calories a day, my fitness pal recommends 1700, so I am aiming for 1500.
Fitness- I have 3 horses so they keep me busy mucking out, riding and leading them from the stables to fields, I also have two dogs I walk daily and to top it off my partner is a gym freak and we have our own so I am going to start weight training- it's so under rated- I have gone on to learn that when we lift weights we tear muscles which will then ache after even for a couple of days, but the aching is good as it's your body repairing the muscles and the whole time you are burning calories by doing so! I also like swimming so will try and go at least once a week.
I have researched low calorie food and have a list of my favourites but to be certain most of my meals will be from the Tesco Healthy Living Range.
I am going to try and keep my diary updated along with My Fitness Pal which I am finding so helpful!
Thanks for reading! x
Breakfast- Shredded Wheat and Skimmed Milk 235 cals
Lunch- Tesco Healthy Living Jacket Potatoes, baked beans 555
Dinner- Home made Pizza- Warburtons square with tomato puree, Cooked chicken, Ham, Mushrooms and some Low Low Cheese 360 cals
Oven cooked Sweet potatoe and Squash mix 100 cals
Snacks- I might have a small slice of home made cake later with a cup of tea :)