I'm 24, work full time and go to school every evening. Before three months ago, I wrote off diet and exercise because I didn't have the time to commit to it. Then I found myself at 186 lbs. I'm 5'6". Not only that, I was disgusted with myself. I didn't want to go anywhere or do anything. I live in Atlanta yet I would never go to a club.. hell, i wouldn't even go to bar. So anyhow, been complacent.. and single :( so i took a drastic step that II refer to as 'investing in myself'' and hired a personal trainer to get me started. I've been with him for 7 of the total 10 weeks that I paid for and I have learned a LOT. I've lost weight, sure.. I weigh 168 now but it's different then when I weighed 168 before. I FEEL like I weigh 150. However, it's a daily thing I have to do now and I'm still trying to accept that. That's why I am here, to keep it going strong.
I just wanted to introduce myself, say hi, and let you all know that I am a chronic dieter as well as a chronic eater and I found something that works. It's not a magic pill or anything, its hard work.. but I can't keep it to myself. Here's the gist real quick: eat only high quality food, NOTHING processed or boxed or the like (high quality food fills you up faster and you stay fuller longer). Eat 250 calories made up of 40 percent protein, 35 percent carb, and 25 fat.. every three to four hours, closer to 3 than 4. Drink a gallon of water a day (i struggle with this one), liquid multivitamin, omega 3-6-9 supplements.. I think that covers it. I paid $300 dollars to be told about this so take it or leave it, but there it is. :) I eat 5 times a day and lose weight every week.
Let me know if any of you have any experience with this kind of eating and how its working for you, or not? :) Yay for losing weight and falling back in love with yourself, its worth every drop of sweat!