Doing what works for me

Monday, July 23, 2012

After a month of trying to follow all of the helpful advice on diet and exercise from multiple websites, books, gym visits, and dvds I found myself overwhelmed and making little progress towards my weight loss goals.

At the end of all of the confusion I found myself three weeks into my program with a net weight gain of two pounds and tossing out a fridge full of spoiled food. I decided to start fresh with the basics eat less, exercise more and create a calorie deficit at the end of each week to reach my weight loss goals.

I replaced an expensive set of dvds (which got rave reviews, but I found boring) with free online videos hand picked by me and bought foods from all food groups that were full of nutrients and that I wanted to eat. At the end of the week I lost 3 lbs. The best advice I've gotten from Sparkpeople is not to lose weight by doing something I cannot do for the rest of my life. Now I'm working out the way I want to workout, eating the way I want to eat AND I'm losing weight. emoticon
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    Good for you for re-evaluating your program and designing one that works for you. That's the best way to succeed, make it your own.
    2937 days ago
    You have found what works for you. I find online videos much more fun than the ones you buy and you can change them up whenever you want. I can't afford to buy a lot of extras so I too have learned to portion my meals and eat what I want in moderation and this has worked for me better than any diet program. You're doing great. Keep it up.
    2937 days ago
    emoticon for changing your routine for what works for you. emoticon forward and have fun
    2937 days ago
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