Before you start to loose weight…
For most of us the moment when we decide “I’ve had it” is triggered either by some words or by an event. It may be something a friend says (like “You like little plumper”) or a wedding or anniversary coming up. But no mater what triggered the desire to loose weight, before you do anything, take a trip to your doctor. Talk to him/her, ask him/her to weight you, measure your blood pressure and explain you what exercises you are allowed to do.
Then, calculate your BMI (Body Mass Index). If it’s between 25 and 29.9 then you are overweight. Anything over 30 means you are obese.
As soon as you know this, search for enough information on calories and exercising. DO NOT start a diet. CHANGE YOUR LIFESTYLE. That is the only way to do this and most of all you need to take baby steps. Set a goal and a reasonable time scale. For example, in the first week don’t use any sugar in the morning coffee; eat only whole-wheat bread and use one piece of fitness equipment. A very good exercise if you want to loose weight is walking! Walk as much as you can.
The goals I’ve set for myself this week are: drink 8 8oz water cups a day, use one fitness equipment daily and write in a journal.
What about you? What are your goals and what was the thing that triggered the desire to loose weight?