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Welcome! My name is Mrs.G and I started this blog so people could share in my mis-adventures in wedding planning. I married my southern gentleman on September 6th, 2009. Throughout our courtship I became enamored with everything southern and desperately want to become a steel magnolia.
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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The healthy life: Getting started...where to start?

I know I said there would be a plan.... but I don't have one yet.

I know I want to loose weight but where is the starting point?

I have tried many times to loose weight and I have tried many weight loss aids to help. Everything from Nutrisystems to slimquick and I have had mixed results, obviously.

The best:
Weight watchers
Slim quick cleanse

The worst:
South beach
Nutrisystems <---- gold star for horribleness

So with everything I have tried I am overwhelmed with my options for weight loss. What will work? Should I use a diet aid? Can I really only eat meat and cheese for 2 weeks? Why is it $65.00 for 3 months to join weight watchers?

I started my research. Because I am on a strict budget and can't afford to get a membership anywhere I am on my own for this.... Gulp!

I was scouring the Internet for more information on how to get started. How can I take my first step in to a healthy life? Then I stumbled upon webmd ( a home away from home for us hypocondriacts), and they actually have some really good insight and information about my body and what it is doing. Ok, take it with a grain of salt because it is a website but still a good generalization none the less.

After I put in all of my info this is what it told me.

YOUR GOAL:Over the next 90 days, you would like to lose 24 pounds(actually 22 but that wasn't an option) .

1. YOUR BODY MASS INDEX (BMI) Based on your weight and height your BMI is 42.

2. YOUR RESTING METABOLIC RATE (RMR) Based on your age, gender, height, weight, and waist size, your RMR is 1706. Your body uses that many calories just by living and breathing.
3. YOUR RMR + ACTIVITY You reported that you are sedentary. Based on your physical activity level and RMR, your body uses approximately 2047 calories per day.

YOUR PLAN:In order for you to meet your three-month weight loss goal, you will need a daily deficit of 933 calories. You say that you want to lose weight both by cutting calories and burning calories. That means you will need to limit your daily intake to approximately 1200 calories and increase your physical activity enough to burn 86 calories.

YOUR ULTIMATE GOAL: By sticking to the 90-day plan, you will be back to the weight you said you were most comfortable as an adult, (130 pounds) in about 46 weeks.

46 weeks. I am in for the long haul but I am so excited to start! Now, I am going to start devising a plan. I know for sure, I am going to keep a food journal, in most success stories I have read this was a tremendous help to a lot of people. I have never done it so it is worth a try. Next in my research is the pros and cons of low calorie, low carb and low fat diets. I list of VS. if you will (and we all know how much I love lists).

Goal for the day: research the pros and cons of the different "Low" lifestyles, create a plan, and(this one is going to be the hardest) pick a super cute outfit and say cheese! I am going to be documenting my weight loss from week to week so you all can see my progress.

Alright bloggies stay warm and have a great Tuesday!!