new here and wanting to loose weight
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|Tue, 01-10-2006 - 8:07am|
I don't know where to start, but I would like to get some of your advice on the situation. Some tips and maybe you can point me to the right direction diet board. Okay, here it goes. I'm 43 years old from Germany, married, grandmother of 2 and extremely overweight. Currently I weigh 125 kilos (about 270 pounds). My husband and I have started a "diet" or more a calorie counting thing (I count and he eats what I give him)of 1500 to 1800 calories for me and 2000 to 2200 for him. So far, since we just started, I lost 2.2 pounds. My motabolism is shot and so I am loosing extremely slow. My problem is that we have no money for quality food. In other words, there is days in our week when we eat noodles with butter and garlic-salt. We have to eat cheap, but all the good food (diet-wise) is expensive, so we live on 85 cent pizza and whatever else is cheap and thus calorie rich and fatty and whatnot. For a while, while we were doing better financially I did Atkins with great success, but because of all the carbs I gained it all back of course, so now we are on the calorie-counting thing. I do try to buy some bell peppers and salad, if it is on sale, as long as it is not more than 1.50 Euros its okay. Anyway, you get the picture, that is why I count calories, cause I can't afford the other thing. I know it is not good, because I don't really change my eating habits, but what else can I do? Anyway... I need some support, some workout tips ... etc. So I decided to join here. I'm plugging along the best I can sofar it is working but eventually, when we are doing better financially, I would like to get a better diet with more greens, more quality meets and more fish. On top of it, my oven and my stove are broke, and so I have to nuke and slow-cook my food.
Okay, so much for an introduction .... :)
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