wrapping up the 30 day challenge the first of next week. Female, 35, 5,6" - Started challenge at 231 lbs, ideal weight for me is about 155 lbs (which I haven't been in 14 yrs). Having two kids and 13 yrs married to a wonderful chef has taken it's toll. We have indulged in MANY good (=bad) food and wines over the years.
So I started at 231 lbs and think next week I'll be about 215 lbs to round out the 30 days. I feel so much better. My Plantar fasciitis is still bothering me as well as heartburn but other than that all is good. I have not yet started working out daily as my knees and elbows have had issues brought on undoubtedly by my weight. So my thinking was lose as much as I could before I started exercising regularly. Also the weather lately has kept me from walking and enjoying the outdoors. I maintain a household and chase two special needs kids and 4 dogs around so I am not completely sedentary.
I am SO impatient! I feel better and i I feel like I should be skinny! My husband only had 20 lbs to lose and it seems he is almost there after 30 days. I have SOOOO much farther to go. I realize it took me 14 yrs to get to this bad place - its not going to come off overnight,..but I want it to darn it!
So I guess my question is - Should I start exercising more now? or do like the Atkins induction diet for awhile and lower my carbs even more for more weight loss to reduce the impact on my body and stress on my knees (any squat type exercises are very difficult). Or just Chill out and keep on eating healthy and the weight will come off as it should.
In the past on other SAD Diets 15 lbs in a month would have been great, but my mind set has totally changed now. I know this is how we will eat for the rest of our days. I want this flabby body gone for good ASAP.