Anonymous asked: Hello, I have 168 cm and 80 kg and i want to lose weight too, i've tried a diet but i could not resist, so i would like to know what did you do, how is your plan and stuff that can help me, Thanks!
To be honest, I don’t think I’m the person to give out advice, I’ve stumbled and failed so often during this weightloss journey, but I’ll try to sum up what I’m doing. This in no way means it is the right or best way to do things… just what works best for me.
As boring as it sounds, much better than a diet is -exercise- and -healthy/controlled eating-. I ignored at least one of the two quite often and it always made me regain weight.
If you’re unsure about how to exercise, I’d recommend guided videos/apps such as the 30 Day Shred I’m currently doing. I’m pretty sure there are many more to find online. I noticed that having a ‘trainer’ talk to me and tell me what to do has gotten me to work out better than if I just do some cherry-picked exercises. Plus it’s much easier to make time if you know exactly how long it will take (which is only 20 minutes a day for the 30 Day Shred).Start slow and work up to it! I used to only do 20 minutes, which powered me out completely, and now I’ve upgraded to 40 minutes.
Try to find an exercise/cardio you really enjoy, biking, swimming, whatever it is, and do it at least 2-3 times a week. (This part I’m still not doing and feeling very bad for it) Maybe even join a team if that’s what you enjoy!
As for eating, I don’t really have a set plan. I try to be more conscious when it comes to calories, fat, sugar and all that instead of just eating what seems tasty. I stopped drinking soda/diet coke/anything with sugar and try to drink 2litres of water a day.
I use myfitnesspal.com to log my food and count calories, but I don’t stick to it 100%. Although it does help to plan your daily meals, I think I’d break if I didn’t get some spontaneous crisps or chocolate every once in a while.
The hardest part is motivation, and I don’t think I can give any advice on that, because I have zero. Currently I’m just constantly nagging myself into sticking to it. I do like my ‘pounds to lose/pouds lost’ jars filled with marbles, though, and the idea to put a dollar or whatever you can afford into a piggy bank every time you exercise to later treat yourself to something (but not sweets! ;D)
I hope this helps at least somewhat. If you want to know more detailed things about exercise or food, I highly recommend
http://sweatsalty.tumblr.com/ and http://weightlossproblems.tumblr.com/
these two tumblrs go out of their way to answer questions and have very, very good advice!