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I have to get my s*#t together people!

I am 21 years old and have struggled with my weight ever since I was in high school. I am at my highest weight currently at 254 pounds, and I am 5 feet and 3 inches tall, obviously overweight. I have tried calorie counting and weight watchers always with good exercise but I just try for a little while and then stop. This time, I want to do it for real. I chose this app because I really want to make a life change and not call this a diet. I want to be a healthier person. I have set some goals for myself which include

1. From now on I will drink: water, tea, coffee, milk...I know myself and I know I overdo it on sugary juices and soda....that ends today.

2. Only eat when I am hungry!!!! I eat out of boredom and I know it.

3. Stick with my exercise, I have been trying to exercise everyday and have been doing well with that even if it is just an hour walk with my 2 dogs.

4. I want to lose 20 pounds by my birthday, April 24th which is in 103 days, and 25 pounds by my graduation from college which is in 121 days. Trying for modest goals for 4/5 month chunk of time.

I need support and motivation, I think that has been the missing puzzle piece for me. If anyone has tips for me please share!

    • Weightloss is all about what you are eating and how much.

      You have to make sure you are eating enough. Many believe less is more in this area and that simply isn't the case. You'll be miserable.

      Two of my favorite quotes/sayings:

      "You can't out run or out exercise a bad diet."

      "Abs are made in the kitchen."

      Good luck on your journey. This is an amazing community and very good at being supportive.

    • Welcome. Focus on your nutrition.

    • 80% nutrition, 20% exercise. I went from 174 to 133 on nutrition alone, but it's better to exercise while you do it. Muscle burns fat, which is good, it also helps you to not have extra, loose skin as you lose the weight (this was my issue even at only 40 pounds difference).

      If you exercise while you fix your diet, you won't see the weight drop as quickly, but you'll notice inches drop off. Muscle weighs more than fat. So, don't let that discourage you, I've gained weight since I started working out, but I don't look like it. Your best friend starting out will be cardio, but don't neglect the weights.