Post-Relationship Weight Loss

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    Jan 17, 2010 9:58 PM GMT
    I want to lose weight. I broke up with my ex right after Thanksgiving. We were together for four years. During those four years i gained weight. At the time i meet my ex, my weight was 275 and was still working on my weight loss from a high before that of 310. At the end of my relationship, my weight was 405 and as of today is 395 (1/17/2010).
    As you can see, that is a huge surplus of weight and now i want to lose a lot of the fat.
    I manage to lose ten pounds using the combination of cutting down on my caloric intake and balancing the calories i consume. For breakfast, i have one yougurt (yoplait-low fat sugar free), one 16 oz bottle of orage juice not from concentrate and no sugar added, and one banana. For lunch i usually eat anything and at a more smaller portion with lots of water or iced tea. For dinner, i try to eat a bowl of cereal (honey bunches of oat) or pinapple (16 oz Dole) with low fat cottage cheese (1/3 cup). I drink plenty of water through out the day and stay away from soda. I am currently not very active but have been taking baby steps to increase my physical activity such as parking further away from a building and using the stairs instead of the escalater or elevator. I have cut my smoking down to a couple of times a week ultimatelly quitting all together. My alcohol consumption is also down dramatically to almost zero. The last time i drank was after my break up.
    I really want to lose more weight but at a more economically and effeicintly pace. I work full time and go to school full time. I stand at 6'4" i am native american and live in Tucson, AZ. If you can help me by giving me more advice on how to lose weight on what to eat include and not to include in my diet and what phyical activities i should start to do and eventually progressing to be more demanding. If you also happen to be in my area, possibly could be a work out buddy. Any and all information will be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you for your time and I hope to continue the year in a much more positive direction with your help.
  • turbid2wenty

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    Jan 17, 2010 10:45 PM GMT
    You've already hit the nail on the head -- diet alone isn't going to be enough. You definitely need to get the physical activity up. Also, are you sure you're consuming enough calories a day? I'd think the intake needs for someone at 395 would be significant, and if you're creating such a huge calorie deficit, you're doing terrible things to your metabolism.