Taking myself some ‘before’ pictures before I go to the gym. I’d like to lose 30-40 pounds by fall.

I’d like to lose 12 lbs by April 1st.

Anonymous: Im 164pounds (had to convert it from 74.5kg because im pretty sure you use pounds). I feel like i am so over weight and this is the reason no guy will date me. In all honesty i dont have a bad face at all. Did you find guys were more interested in you once you lost weight?

Nobody was interested in me, period. But I was in my awkward phase, I had zero confidence, and went to a school where I was surrounded by people who had nothing in common with me, and for the most part, were scumbags. Lose weight so that you can live a long, healthy life, and avoid heart complications, and diabetes, etc. You lose weight for yourself, and nobody else. Okay?

Anonymous: How much weight did you lose? Did you have your bf when you were bigger than you are now or? I dont mean to be rude, i just would like to know! xD

I didn’t have my boyfriend until after I lost weight, but there’s really no connection between the two, because we had no idea who each other were at that point in time (: I lost around 20 pounds, but then I got sick and was a bit underweight, and that’s when I met my boyfriend, and he didn’t like it lol But in my defense, it was out of my control

Anonymous: I don't think you were ever big, I wish I could be your original size! Being in college, I don't have time to exercise every single day for as long as you did. I have a lot more weight to lose than you seemed to have to, but I would still love to look like you! Is it possible?

Of course it’s possible! Get a $10 thigh master at TJ Maxx and use it while you do your homework, or while you blog. Eat well-proportioned meals, and stay away from sweets and fast food (I know it’s super hard during the holidays!). Fruit is lovely, and I swear, frozen grapes are practically better than icecream :P

Diet and Exercise Plan (as requested)

As you can see below, I wasn’t always in as good of shape as I am right now! I’ve had quite a few people ask me to make them a diet and exercise plan that they can use to help get in the best shape possible! Whether you want to tone up a little to look great in a bikini, or if you just want to be a healthier you, this is what I did to lose weight! You can adjust the plan so that it is customized to you and your food preferences. 

DIET:

 

  1. A bowl of Cracklin’  Oat Bran cereal, with milk. Very filling and beyond delicious!
  2. A small serving of scrambled eggs with a side of toast with jam. 
  3. A cut up apple with some peanut butter (but not too much!!) and a granola bar
  1. A Special K meal bar and a banana
  2. A turkey and swiss cheese sandwich with some grapes
  3. Yogurt and granola
  1. Salmon, rice, and spinach (remember: small portions)
  2. Eggplant stackers, which are very low in calories and scrumptious!
  3. SALAD. Throw in some nuts, chicken, tomatoes, apples- whatever you’d like! Salad is always a great choice.
  4. Soup. You can have a whole can of soup for under 200 calories. When I lost most of my weight, I ate soup for dinner nearly every night.
  1. Toss some grapes in the freezer, and take them out a few hours later! They’re almost as good as ice cream.
  2. Have some strawberry’s, and maybe treat yourself to a little whipped cream on top
  3. Fruit salad’s are refreshing and very healthy.
  1. Have a Special K protein shake for breakfast
  2. Get lean cuisine or weight watchers meals for dinner

EXERCISE: (exactly what I did everyday for nearly a year)

  1. 300 crunches in the morning, 300 crunches in the afternoon, 400 crunches at night
  2. Elliptical for 1 hour, try to burn between 450 and 600 calories
  3. Lift a light weight in the morning and at night. Do curls. 4 sets of 10 on each arm
  4. Do these leg lifts in the morning and at night: http://youtu.be/KrSFor_scq0 and at the end (which isn’t in the video, but what I did. I searched for this video just to find an example similar of my leg workout) pulse your leg 15 times. Do that whole routine 4 times on each leg.

HOPE THIS HELPS!! :D

-Alyjah

HW