Quoting Ashley Rae :" <blockquote><b>Quoting queso:</b>" yes track your calories on myfitnesspal.com exercise ... [snip!] ... and how long have you done it? sorry to ask so many questions I'm just absolutely clueless about dieting and exercising lol."
Oh believe me I've asked lots of qustions. Get used to it,because it helps you! I do a mixture, which everyone should because your body gets used to the same old thing ;) First when I started, I was 192. I'm 5'3" so it wasn't pretty. Nor was it easy. I busted my butt on the elliptical for at least 200 or more calories at a time. I bought a heartrate monitor. I love that thing. I ate around 1500 calories a day but if I worked out, I got to eat a little more. Now I only get to eat 1360 on a rest day lol but if I workout, like I did today (I burned 514 calories doing zumba (which is freaking FUN) ) then I get to eat more
I like to eat so that makes me happy. So elliptical is great when you're starting out. But now that I've lost so much, it doesn't help me so much anymore. I have to make sure I'm getting lots of cardio and strength. I do circuit training videos (jillian michaels, bob harper, etc.) Or their taebo by billy blanks and those rock too
Don't know if I mentioned it before but I am down to 143 now. Still losing. Still counting and exercising though I have had trouble. I still have bad days. I'm not a fitness guru believe me!!!! I still have days where I just eat too darn much, plain and simple. But when I focus and do what I'm supposed to, the weight comes right off. DRINK WATER! That's so important. I drink AT LEAST a gallon a day.
Hope that helps. Anything else, don't be afraid to ask