Been there..I became very overweight during my pregnancy 3 years ago and because I had always been on the smaller side, I went WAY over my weight
plato. I gained 100LBS during my pregnancy-that's almost a whole other person. So it took nearly 2 years for me to lose the weight. It was so
difficult because when you are that overweight you find everything you used to do difficult. You lack energy and even drive. After watching a 2 hour
movie I found it difficult to get up..I felt depleted of energy and thus felt like just being lazy, because it was easiest! I was very fit and a
health fanatic before I became pregnant, so I knew all the tricks (so I thought) to stay fit..but nothing I knew worked for me.
People don't understand (even I didn't before) that it's not so simple to just go workout and eat healthy to lose the weight when you are carrying
around almost another person in weight and fat. I used to tell my friends that were overweight to just get in the gym or get moving..but then it
happened to me and I knew it wasn't that simple!
So heres what I suggest and what worked for me..start walking at night, even if you can only get to the end of your street and back. Slowly but surely
you'll make it around your entire block and even miles over time..Don't deplete your food intake, because this is what I did at first and I never
could have made it around my block, because I had no food in me-no energy. Food=energy period. And that you will need to get up and get moving to
losing weight and gaining muscle. Energy converts to muscle and muscle squeezes out the fat in your body like a sponge. So the more muscle you build
the more fat you'll burn. You will notice too, that the more muscle you build, the hungrier you will become-and this is good! This isn't the hunger
that strikes you by sitting around all day and causing you to become fat...so don't let that feeling confuse or discourage you.
Don't expect changes overnight..it took me nearly 9 months to put on 100LBS, therefore it would be impossible to remove that weight in 3 months!
*Rome wasn't built in a day*
If you've been overweight for a while, then expect the changes and loss to be slow and steady at first. But then one
day, maybe eight months from start-you'll look in the mirror and see someone pleasing to the eye, and you'll think, "Wow, that was easy and worth
Another thing to do to help *boost* yourself, which I did, was to take a few pictures of yourself and pin them up around you..do this once a month and
watch the difference in the pictures. You should see it in your face at first, weight comes off there at first for some reason. And treat yourself to
things, to keep you motivated. Don't get on a scale..scales lie..muscle weighs more then fat!! Judge by your clothing and the photos.
So all in all...step, walk then run..yourself to a leaner you. And when you feel more energized and comfortable then maybe you can step in a gym and
work with weights and things like that. Swimming is good too...but some aren't comfortable in a swimsuit when they feel yucky looking. But really,
who cares..you know who you are on the inside and why you are there..
*Also* carbs are NEEDED!! As well as protein and fat..balance your diet, don't vanquish a food source!! This throws the body all out of whack!! And
drink tons of water..water is the BEST weight loss product out there. Your body is a sponge...and just look at a sponge when it's all dried out
Good luck!! I hope this helps..if you need any more info. I'll be happy to provide it to you..