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When I came into college in 2003 I weighed 110 pounds. I am graduating this December and I now weigh 141 pounds. I don't really want to lose all the weight, just get back down to a healthier weight and lifestyle. My goal is to loose 20 pounds by November. If anyone could help me with a workout and diet regimen it would be great! My weakness is sweets, I just canā??t seem to stick to any of the diets Iā??ve tried. But Iā??m hoping that since I am EXTRA motivated that I can hold true to a healthier lifestyle.

  • I am a 22 year old female
  • I weigh 141 pounds
  • I am 5'2
  • I can spend at least 30 minutes a day 5 days a week for exercise.
Help me please!
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The tools say you burn 1700 sedentary so if you eat no less than 1200, but around 1350-1400 you could lose your weight by november doing no exercise (not the best idea).. Add back in your exercise calories for ease. I use a tool like : e%20Calculator.htm
to work out how much i'm burning at my current weight, rather than use the average.

As for exercise, I find full body weights on Monday, Wednesday and Friday works best, with cardio after the weights. If you are free every day and have the willpower, you could do cardio 5 days a week (as in, no weights on tuesday and thursday and just running for example)... If you feel like you would burn out doing that, I'm pretty sure 3 days a week of hard work is fine and good. :) The college gym will be your saviour. If you have one I highly suggest you sign up!

If you are one of those people who can't eat sweets in moderation, you might be better just cutting them out all together. You may even lose your sweet tooth!

I found going cold turkey on chocolate for the significant portion allowed me to introduce them slowly and in moderation, so now I have a bit most days and I feel fine. But it's preference, really. Do what you will be able to stick with! :)

Hope that helped. Good luck.
For me, I made the change in eating habits first.  I always remembered being tired while adjusting my body to the correct nutrition.  I didn't want to try to adjust to both diet changes and exercise.  Once the eating habit was established, I added the exercise - gradually.  I do cardio 6 days a week and picked one day a week to rest.  The treadmill, or stationary bike, or walking/jogging outside and biking outside.  I track it with a heart monitor so I am working aerobically.  I then added strength training 2 -3 days a week.  It's addicting!  Have fun - you can reach your goal by November!
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