Hi there lifeintheselittleboats, I'm a huge fan of your blog. I saw your post about trying to start and gain muscle and weighing 177 pounds and wanted to ask you some questions. Some that I hope aren't too personal..I personally have been trying my hardest to lose a large amount of weight and am finding it difficult to stick to eating clean. I weigh about 240 pounds and would like to eventually weigh 175 my question to you is how did you do it? How much did you lose? How long did it take?
I was at about 220 when I started. It was definitely hard the first month and into the second month but then I picked up my pace and got on my own path. If you’re not one to work out go on a walk. 30 minutes tops. Then on your walks try a slow paced jog for a half that walk but still go for 30 minutes. Just keep gaining speed and motivating yourself. I did that and then I decided I to go further and I purchased T25. With my busy schedule, I love it! A work out done in less than 30 minutes is great! Determination is definitely what helped me too. I didn’t want to be at 220 anymore I wanted to be a decent size where I felt comfortable enough in clothes and looking in the mirror. Also, what you eat IS what you are. There are healthy things out there that do make you gain weight. Like energy bars, granola, dried fruits, frozen yogurt. Anything high in fiber low in fat, carbs.. Is good for you. Stay away from dark meats. Stay with white meats lean and high in protein. Chicken, ground turkey, pork, tuna is good too! A lot of people mix tuna and mayo. I use tuna and Greek yogurt. Also I had bigger breakfasts and then through out the day my meals got smaller. I feel like that helped a lot. And it helped my stomach shrink! I hope you get to your goal. It will be the best feeling ever! And you will feel the energy difference. You will love it and mostly yourself.