• 4 days ago

    Weight Loss

    Help, I am a 56 year old woman and I am overweight. This is the heaviest that I have been. I have been going to the gym for over a month, watching what I eat and it is so difficult. I like to drink up to 3 beers on a Friday night so I don't think this is keeping me from losing weight? I get discouraged because it is so difficult I feel that I am wasting my time at the gym even though I haven't lost weight but I do feel stress free when I leave there. Please someone help me how can I loose weight?


  • 3 days ago

    RE: Weight Loss

    Hi Margarita - I too need to lose weight and yo-yo terribly. I will tell you something I was told when I joined a gym a few years ago that I find to be true... losing weight is 80% what you eat and 20% exercise. I found that extremely discouraging at the time since it was the first time EVER that I had stuck to working out at least 5 days a week. I felt much better, especially my joints, and still do as I exercise regularly, but I've found it to be true that what I eat determines the loss. I too eat well, but I also know when I could do better. Sooo.... if you are eating well, and have a few beers on a Friday, where do you think you could cut back or substitute? Do you eat late at night? I know that's an issue with me sometimes. Don't give up hope - you'll find YOUR solution!