Congrats on taking the first step.
At least you've made a decision to change your life, now you just need the tools to be successful.
Badge01 and UK Wizard are always giving great advice, so listening to them would be to your advantage.
I have a few questions for you first:
Have you been tested for food allergies? If not, you can do one of two things. You can get tested or you can stop eating wheat. I'm willing to bet
that you have Coeliacs disease. If you do get tested, make sure that they test for it, it's also known as Gluten Intolerance.
Do you have to drink milk? I don't recommend drinking milk at all, unless you're around 1 foot tall. If for some reason you have
milk, don't drink low-fat or skim milk.
and skim milk cause weight gain, regardless of dietary fat content. Honestly, if you're
gunna drink milk, drink whole milk.
Have you noticed any difference in your body composition? Sometimes the scale can be misleading and if, for some odd reason, you did gain muscle and
lost fat, you'll probably have a weight increase.
Are you working doing this program everday? Are you only doing steady state cardio(elliptical)?
Is there a specific program you're following and do you have any goals set? You can't just be mindlessly going through motions, push some weights
here, run on an elliptical there, without rhyme or reason. You need a specific 3 month goal and you need to adopt a workout plan that compliments it.
Of course, Jade sweeps in with some great advice. As far as exercising goes, you need to get a trainer for at least 3 months. The trainer will teach
you proper form and technique. You just want to get a good foundation started, that's all most are good for. Once you learn a few things, hands on,
you'll be ready to do it alone. Remember though, body composition change is 80%-90% diet.
You're workout really has no direction at all. I'll agree with UK Wizard here, leave the machines alone, they're just there for decoration. UK
Wizard has a nice program lined out here but don't jump into doing that workout. You need to let someone teach proper technique. Once you do,
you'll get better results quicker on them free weights.
IMHO, losing weight quickly or slowly is completely up to the dieter. There are advantages and disadvantages to both. What the dieter does upon
completing the diet is what determines the ultimate outcome. You can't expect to keep any weight off if you go back to the same bad habits that got
you fat in the first place. :shk:
Ran out of time, I gotta go. Answer those questions and we'll go from there.