(Original post by dayganna)
So I'm 15 stone, 5'6". Female. My legs are all muscle, due to my activities, and I have quite a bit of muscle on my arms. But I am overweight plentyfold. I would like to reach 11 stone (at least) by summer 2013.
I'm starting a new life in a different country and don't want to be "the fat one" anymore, you know?
I'm someone who likes to do things on my own - so weight loss "community groups" don't do anything for me.
And, of course being a student, I don't have a lot of money to spare. I can afford a gym membership come September... but I work 4 days a week, with the other 3 days at university - and all days I don't get home until 7pm ish, and then I walk/run my dogs for 2 hours. So, realistically, I don't have time for the gym.
It'd be nice if I could keep to the activity levels I already have - but I might add in a fast walk or bike ride in the mornings eventually.
I would run, I LOVE running - but my boobs are GG/H and the best of sports bras aren't enough to stop the strain and pain on them when I run. Further to that, I have no cartilage in one knee and damaged cartilage in the other - so excessive exercise involving my knees (which is basically every day) results in fluid build-up, swelling and stiffness. YAY >.<
I've come here for any advice really. Please no meanness?
I'm pescetarian (eat fish), but happy to go vegan or full vegetarian if someone knows a good diet. But I can't go back to eating all meat. Makes me ill for some reason. I have a severe intolerance to potassium - so anything with banana is out because it might literally kill me.
I have a mild peanut allergy.
I don't really drink milk - having maybe a glass a week, if that. I don't drink tea or coffee either.
I drink about a litre of water a day, and the other litre is in food and such.
I HATE curry. And anything spicy.
I HATE muesli. (sp?)
I HATE celery.
I love vegetables.
I love fruit.
I love chocolate (my downfall).
I love potatoes
I love to try new things.
I definitely know that it is carbs and chocolate. But, let's face it, they are both convenient foods to grab and go.
Convenience is important because I'm busy.
But I'm willing to give anything a new go, as enough is enough and I've reach 'breaking point' shall we say.
So any thought? I don't mind quick fix or long term - and I'm happy to have to prepare meals myself.
Thank you for any advice/tips/weight loss ideas.