So at the beginning of the school year. My dad gave my mom and I a challenge. We had to each lose a certain amount of weight, and if we did we would receive a reward. We have until the end of the year to complete it. My mom wanted to lose 15 pounds by Hawaii and then 5 more before the end of the year. My goal was to lose 30 by the end of the year.
We haven't been doing any diets, so there is no one short answer for this success, or for the solutions we have found. My parents and I have done numerous on diets South Beach, Weight Watchers, Low Carb, and so on. This time we are just doing healthy living. No strict diets, eat what you want but in smaller portions. We try to exercise everyday and eat healthy foods. I can still have ice cream or treats, but I just know I can only have a little bit and then exercise that night.
It has been great since the beginning of the school year I have lost 15 pounds. It has felt great, my pants have been feeling really loose. Its still have 15 more to go, but hopefully you can tell.
I have been using this app on my itouch that is called Lose it. You can set goals, and you add everything you eat all day. It has a great pool of foods with all of the nutrition numbers attached to it. Its awesome. It shows me that if i want to lose this much weight by this date, these are the things you need to do. It also lets you add your exercise in which give you more calories to eat for the day.
Anyways, I just wanted to share the happy news, and share my new healthy lifestyle.