I am doing things my own way, and I hope I find some success. I'm eating as "normal" as possible. I'm just watching calories and serving sizes and measuring everything! I may not be eating clean, or super healthy but I am conscious of everything that goes in my mouth! If this ends up not working then I will have to reevaluate but for now.....I believe the key to success for me is to not feel like I "can't " have anything. So far if I've had a craving for something.....I give in to it, within reason....I just make sure I'm accountable for it. I make sure I have enough calories for it. This actually hasn't happened much. Last Friday night I wanted a coke. So I had one! Done. It hit the spot, and it made me happy. :)
I have been walking/jogging ( I don't even use the word run lol) I do a minimum of 30 min 6 days a week. I'm soooo slow so I still don't burn many calories at this pace. Actually hardly any......but I'm moving. 160 calories for 30 min isn't much but it's better than nothing. I burn around 250 cals when I go 50 min. Still not a lot......but better than sitting on my big butt!!
I'm finding it easier to say no to foods that I just don't need, and also learning when I'm hungry and when I'm just bored. I'm seeing changes in myself and my attitude. I believe I can do this!