Posts posted by Ashley116
ive been using myfitnesspal for over a month now.
At first it calculated I should eat 1200 calories a day. After going to the gym and *trying* to eat better I didn't lose a pound. I searched on Google and read that maybe my body was in starvation mode.
So I used a health website to calculate the calories I need and it said 1600. Which means when I was eating 1000 calories trying to stay under 1200 I was actually starving myself 600 calories a day. I changed to 1600 calories and now my problem is I can't eat that many calories of heathy food! For breakfast I eat boiled eggs and a protein shake, lunch is tuna or chicken salad, and dinner is usually fish with vegetables jt chicken and vegetables. The snacks I eat are fruit, almonds, protein bars.
After all that I'm usually around 1200 calories. Should I try to eat more to reach the 1600? How close do I need to be to that number to be at a "deficit" but not in "starvation mode"? Help! Thanks in advance.
Good for you. I just started this program as well it's hard, but knowing that at the end I will be able to run is motivating!
I want to lose about 50 pounds also. Good luck to you on your fitness journey!
Thank both of you very much. Right now I am not ready for a "diet". I have eliminated soda, and snacks like chips, and sugary juices. I have also added lots more water.
I'll start there and if I don't see or atleast feel a difference I will consider eliminating more.
Hello Everyone. I am very happy today because I just as I was searching google for a fitness forum I realized this app had one!
To introduce myself. My name is Ashley, I'm 21, and getting married on July 4th this year. I am about 210 pounds and way out of shape.
3 years ago in high school I played basketball and softball I also worked out of the gym for an hour a day lifting weights. I was never "skinny" but I ran for about 3 hours a day at practice and gym class so I was in SHAPE.
After high school, the weight gain began. No more basketball and softball, no more mandatory gym class. I couldn't eat whatever I wanted and not gain weight anymore.
Now, 3 years later I don't feel happy with myself anymore. I have tried C25K once before but was very discouraged by how tired I was during week one. It just feels so strange to me to run and be out of breath and have my muscles burning.
I guess I'm just looking for support and encouragement during these next 6 months as I try and lose weight for my wedding.
Thanks in Advance!
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Thank you for your replies.
And thank you KellyAnn. I will try and watch that episode of Dr.Oz as soon as I can.