I would like to share with y'all my secret to success, but sadly, there is no secret. No Atkins diet. No Weight Watchers. No "Eat cabbage soup and bananas for 2 weeks." Just me, making small changes in my eating habits and learning how to exercise. In the list below, I have composed a list of things that may or may not have been why I shed the pounds.
1.) Don't schedule time to eat. During my senior year, I became very involved, and my excess free time came to a stand-still. I started a routine of coming in at 9 p.m. and eating microwave meals or cup-a-soup. After a few months of having no time to eat, my clothes started to fit looser and I began to wonder if I really could lose the weight.
2.) Remove an organ. In February of my senior year, I got sick and had to have an appendectomy. I lived off of instant mashed potatoes and saltines for about 2 weeks after the surgery. The surgery really kicked off my diet, like the Special K cereal diet.
3.) Lift weights. I am ignorant when it comes to lifting weights, so I only use the machines that look like individual bow-flexes. Even though I look like a complete moron and have to stare at the equipment for 15 minutes before figuring out how to adjust the seat, I am happy with the results after just lifting weights for a semester.
4.) Train for a 5k, like every other woman in America who has lost weight. I am currently in training for my first 5k this fall. It's been slow going, but the exercise keeps me busy and makes my workouts productive.
Results may vary. Please see a physician before trying ANY diet, including one that promotes becoming too busy to eat, having surgery, running 5ks, and not eating cheese.