Overweight – that’s me. I won’t tell you how much I weigh – I need to keep some secrets.
I keep trying to lose the weight. I’ll do well for a while and then I’ll get stressed about something and I go back up. I’m a stress eater/drinker (soda, not the hard stuff) and the Older I get the harder it is to lose the weight. I refuse to drink diet sodas – yuck.
For a while I was hardly eating anything and then a friend clued me into an app for my Android called MyFitnessPal that helps count calories (as well as other nutritional information). As I input my information, I found that I wasn’t eating enough. As I forced myself to eat more, I came back to my original problem – too many calories. I can’t seem to find a happy medium and I refuse to starve myself or cut out all sugar. I want a change that I can keep up indefinitely, not some fad diet to lose weight in the next six months and then put that same weight back on in a few months.
I’m also trying to exercise four or five days a week on my elliptical. I’m so out of shape. It’s hard to get motivated.
Have you found a diet/eating plan that works for you to get the weight off and keep it off (especially if you’re over 40)? Tell us about it.