My first blog post a few months ago was about my attempts to lose weight. I went to a gym for about five months and didn’t see any progress for weight loss, although I did get a little healthier and built some muscle.
Since my move last month, I haven’t gone to a new gym, and I’m instead working out at home. I’ve stopped half-assing my diet and have gotten very serious about what I eat and how much. I’ve also spent a lot of time to learn as much as I can about dieting and exercising.
So far, the results have been great. My weight didn’t change at all during my five months at the gym, but in the last month on my own, I’ve lost 10 pounds. I credit a lot of that to my greatly improved diet because just exercising alone doesn’t get the job done. I’ve also started doing much more cardio in the last few weeks.
The best news is that I’ve been losing weight at the steady rate of 1.5 to 2 pounds per week, and I hope to lose much more in the coming months.
If you are trying to lose weight yourself, the best advice I could give is to find out how many calories your body uses per day so that you can find out how many you can eat to achieve a caloric deficit. Since every body is different, use a site like http://www.myfitnesspal.com/ to see how many calories you should be eating per day. It will even tell how many to cut to achieve your weight loss goal, and they have a helpful database of food nutrition info if you want to track what you are eating.