Hi Kathy – First off, we recommend checking your calorie requirements using our Calories Per Day Calculator and see what it recommends for you. Take that number and focus on creating a 500 calorie deficit per day (for losing weight) which will equal 1 pound lost per week (3,500 calories in a pound). Break this 500 calorie deficit up between your food intake and exercise output (250 calorie restriction and 250 calories burned via exercise). You should also really focus more on getting your weight training workouts in along with doing cardio. Instead of 60 minutes on the cardio machine, try doing a weight lifting workout for 30 minutes and follow it up with 30 minutes of cardio. Building lean muscle mass is the key and you won’t be able to do that with cardio alone.
At 42 I still have not found the courage to love myself enough to stick to weight watchers. I know that they say that the meetings make WW what it is. I just can not go. I am starting today for the umpteenth time but by myself. I am keeping track of points and exercising and trying to find the strength to keep with it. My husband is in the construction field and has been laid off from work now twice in the past year – and the market is getting slower and slower so a new job for him will be a challenge. On top of that our son is disabled (moved away from home but still calls in crisis weekly) and our daughter is a senior in high school. If you have any advice for me – I would LOVE it.
Ahhh!!! Now everything makes sense!!! It kinda took me by surprise, I was thinking here we go, he’s gonna say: eat less carbs, or focus, intensity….hehe, just kiddin’. And actually just need to eat more (little more) to get my matebolisam up and things will fall into place! Thanks for taking your time and responding. I will definetly do what you said. I monitor everything with Jefit pro and fitness pal, so adjustment is gonna be actually easy. I’ll get my pictures together and email them to you for success story (damn, does that feel good saying that