At first I was only concerned with getting/feeling well. I won't go into it but I spent the last year just trying to get funtional again. That was phase 1. I've now started phase 2 which is to work on body fat composition to 1) reduce symptoms of endometriosis and all of the other benefits of reduced body fat, and 2) to look good in a bikini.
I have a lot of thick stomach fat which is a sign of some sort of hormonal thing. Not sure what. Anyway, I am now tracking my food and physical activity through SparkPeople and while the scale hasn't budged my pants are looser at the waist and thighs. Tummy is already looking better. It's been two weeks.
My food goals are to hit between 1,200 - 1,550 calories, 20 -60 carbs, 27 - 60 fat, and 60 - 136 grams of protein. These goals are not based on a lot of research (or any?). If anyone has any tweeks for me I wouldn't mind hearing them.
I walk/sprint for a total of 40 minutes twice a week, and once or twice a week I do a series of modified squats and modified push ups to failure. I hope to some day do a real push up. That is a big pie in the sky goal for me. Someday!!
I believe that weight loss is 80% food and 20% working out. Has anyone else found that to be true?