I am 5ft 5 and weigh 11.5st - this is the heaviset I have been in about 4yrs, heavier now than at 38wks pg with DD2 . It's all in my tummy; I work a sedentry (sp) desk job.
I would love to lose some weight, but don't know how to go about it. I do alot of walking (around 4m per day) but as I always do this, I don't think it's having any weight loss effect iykwim? I can't afford to join a gym. I have a bike, but haven't cycled in years!
I am a serial snacker and I eat crap - I know that I do, but I just cannot break the cycle.
On a typical day I drink in excess of 10 cups of tea (with s/s milk, no sugar) which I believe can cause bloating? I am bored, which is a major trigger in overeating/snacking. My DH is the same, though he obviously has a faster metabolism that me.
Food diary for today (and believe me, I am embarrased)
Well the first thing is to decide to do something about it, which you are doing, so well done!
I do MFP and find it really motivational. Looking at your food for today the obvious things are to get lots more fresh veg into your diet and cut out the sugar, i am always astonished by the amount of sugar in even 'healthy' food like muesli. And 10 cups of tea a day is loads! Do you think that the caffeine is causing you to feel low?
I'm not sure, it could be! The only times I have managed to cut out tea is when I've been pregnant as anything with milk made me sick! I don't tend to drink water, maybe a glass of squash or milk with dinner. I do have the ocasional Options hot choc made with just water as well.
How about (for a lunch) pasta with roasted tomatoes, onions, peppers or any other veg. Home made soups. Sanwich made with tiny bread such as hovis wheatgerm. You can still snack! Quavers Wotsits French fries Skips Space raiders All under 100 cals.
I've lost 4 stone calorie counting and kept the weight off for years and lost a bit more. Good luck
I'm on 1200 a day and can lose a pound a fortnight on that. I excercise daily but I eat what I please one day a week. I'm happy with that but I'm rather tiny so don't need as many calories as most people. I think I could maintain on 1500.