I'm 5'4" and have to lose about 65 lbs or so. I'll be posting my weight loss progress every so often. For me, it's not about the number on the scale. It's if my clothes fit, if I have the strength and energy to go on a 4-hour hike, if I feel comfortable enough in my skin to wear what I want without being self-conscious. Or walk around naked in front of my man without having to hide my shameful rolls.
FOOD: There's no diet. Nothing is off-limits. It's truly a lifestyle change, really. Just working on preparing healthy meals and mindful eating. I've already stopped eating a lot of processed foods. I do the organic thing when I can, but it can get pricey. I've never been a kitcheny-type girl, but I'm trying to cook recipes that satisfy me, so I don't have to eat a huge dessert afterwards. But if I do overindulge, I won't say "Oh well, that's it, I give up." This time around, I'm just going to take it one step at a time and try again the next day.
EXERCISE: Aye there's the rub. I hate to exercise, always have, so I'm starting out with walking. I can't afford a gym membership right now, but I that's okay. I have an elliptical, a rebounder and some hand weights in the basement. I plan to start using them in a few weeks. I also plan to buy a second-hand bicycle later on in the spring.
Being honest with myself also plays a big part. I'm keeping a food and workout journal to make sure I'm doing what it takes to lose the weight.