I want to lose weight this year. Around 20 lbs. I weigh almost 140 and I want to get down to around 120. I last weighed 120 about two years ago. My weight has slowly crept up since then. I’m not technically overweight, but I’m small-framed and pretty short (5’3″). The big problem? All the extra weight is on my hips and upper thighs. Not only does it not look attractive, but it makes it impossible to find pants that fit. If they fit my hips, then they’re way baggy in the waist.
I plan to drink less soda and eat less junk food. But, I don’t know what to eat or drink. My biggest problem food-wise is snack food. I do like fruit, but it just doesn’t fill me up and I’m hungry again a half hour later. Since I’m hypoglycemic (another reason to eat healthier), when I’m hungry my blood sugar drops way down and I get all out of sorts and just grab the first thing I can find to eat. Which is usually not something healthy. So I need something that takes minimal preparation to eat and is filling. Drink-wise, I like things that come in bottles or cans. I already drink orange juice sometimes, but I’m not a big fruit juice drinker. Especially with food. Joe makes homemade iced decaf tea with Splenda which is great, but I also need things to take to work with me that’s already made. I know water is an obvious choice and I’ve been drinking more of that at work, but I need something with flavor to drink at lunch. Right now I’m drinking diet Nestea, but I can still taste the aspertame. I hate the taste of aspertame. Oh yeah, and I don’t like drinking milk except before bed.