I've lost 48lbs since early March. I deliberately did not exercise much and concentrated on cutting out sugar, grains & beer to start with. I did do HIT rowing twice a week for a total of two minutes as it was just three bursts of 20 seconds for each session. By June I was steadily losing 1-1.5lbs a week and not feeling hungry even though I was making sure I was about 500 calories a day below maintenance level. At the back end of June I read Body by Science and added The Big Five. Total exercise was then about 12 minutes a week. Now that I have lost a goodly amount of weight and got a starting level of fitness/strength, I bought You Are Your Own Gym and will up the pace of exercise a bit in order to change shape more rapidly.
Originally Posted by Madison
I made sure I have a treats so that I do not feel deprived. We have a 25gm piece of 70% cocoa solid chocolate every day and I drink wine three times a week. I included all this in my daily calorie intake. I have now stopped counting calories and will start the YAYOG programme on Monday once I have printed out the 10 week programme. I'll use the rowing machine this afternoon and then try selling it on eBay.
Why use a sledge hammer to crack a nut when a steam roller is even more effective, and, is fun to drive.