How much weight should I try to lose?
I'm 16 years old, 5'5", and my weight fluctuates from 125-127 lbs. I feel really fat all the time, so I've slowly started eating healthier, and exercising, but not like all of a sudden eating only healthy foods and exercising everyday. It's like I'm trying to get into it, not just rush.. if that makes any sense.
Anyways, I'm not happy with my body and the way i look, and I want to lose weight. But I'm not for sure what a reasonable amount is, and how long will it take me to lose a certain amount of weight. For my age and height, how much should I weigh?
I've taken sodas out of my diet, no chocolate, desert or candy, I have decreased my portions of food, and I don't eat snacks after school anymore. And now, I have been walking more around my neighborhood, and gradually increasing the length of walking up to over a hour. What else would you recommend? Oh and I've also been counting calories and weighing myself regularly.
What kinds of exercises are not to difficult, but effective? One of my problems is the whole time thing, so.. something that could be like, less than an hour, and not something that is too difficult to discourage me. My "problem areas" are my thighs and my lower stomach.
Thanks in advance!
Last edited by troubled_teen12; 03-27-2005 at 07:16 AM.