When I first started excersising, I weighed myself so that I knew what I weighed. I wrote down smaller, short-term goals like 'lose 10 pounds', instead of 'lose 50 pounds'.
I cut back my portion sizes (eating on small plates helped LOTS), I drank un-Godly amounts of water (lol), and I didn't eat anything after 9:00 PM, unless it was a fruit or veggie.
I cut out fast and fried foods, and pretty much eliminated dairy. (Dairy is VERY fattening...in fact, most of dairy's content is fat). I didn't even weigh myself at the end of the month...but I noticed I slept better, my skin was clearing up, I had more energy, and my jeans were looser.
Two weeks later I weighed myself to find out I'd GAINED 4 pounds, but it didn't matter, because weight is relative. I FELT and LOOKED better.
Now, I excersise 5-6 times a week for about an hour to an hour and half, and am a vegetarian. But I started out SMALL.
at 8:17 PM on Feb. 20, 2009