Trying To Lose

I am 40 years old with three kids. I am currently seperated and I have lost 38 lbs so far since I started on my diet. I want to lose 60 more lbs. I started out at 255lbs and I am now at 217 lbs. I would like for someone to tell me how to move past this area. I have stopped losing at 217 and it is hard to keep the lbs coming off. I am even trying exercise now.

debrchav debrchav
36-40, F
3 Responses Feb 22, 2010

Stay accountable to yourself, and keep up your daily exercise routine.<br />
In addition to being more active each day and limiting your sodium intake; on a daily basis, drink some extra water.<br />
To help achieve long term weight loss, everyone’s body must be kept properly hydrated. IN THE LONG TERM; weight loss comes about through eating less food each day.<br />
One tip which I followed in my pursuit of healthier weight; was to make water my drink of choice! I now drink 1 ounce of water, each day, for each pound that I weigh. At present, I weigh 25.6% less than I used to. I feel great! <br />
Anyone will lose weight by reading and following the right information; as such, being healthy is a lifestyle, not a diet! There are many good tips on how to achieve permanent weight loss; none of them includes gimmicks, diets, or diet pills. <br />
To assist with weight control; keep a daily food journal and every time the urge to snack is felt, first drink a large glass of clear water. It does not hurt to treat yourself with something special once in a while, what is necessary is that you moderate your food portions. <br />
Being overweight ******, but after reading a book, I lost 85 pounds! Words can not express how good I feel! This is a comment which I recently received about the book “Lose Weight Using Four Easy Steps”.

how did you lose weight and what u did

Losing weight is a simple equation. Burn more then you eat you lose weight, eat more then you burn you gain weight. Your body needed large number of calories to carry around your 255 lbs, now at 217 your body is doing less work. Go pick up a 40 lb bag of dog food at the store and carry it around for 10 minutes and you will start to understand. You need to eat healthy, understand that food is the fuel for your body and understand how much up eat and how much you burn everyday. I have lost 70 lb and kept it off by eating health and working out 1 hour a day. So attack the beast ( your extra weight ) two ways, control the calories going in and burn more by working out more. Find something you like to do, walk, cycle, swim, run, or the gym and do it for 1 hour. You will need to break a sweat and breath hard. There is no silver bullet, just hard work and focus.