I'm in my mid 30s, I'm short girl (woman?) with only 5 feet (153cm), not very heavy (54kg = 119lbs), but I want to get rid of some fat (currently 30.2% according to my weight). My dream is to get between 18-23%, I know a long way. I'm not looking too much on my kilograms, as I know that muscles are heavier than fat and it may not drop (or not much).
My motivation... hard to say, I struggle with my body image for around 5 years. It is my dream to feel good, look good, and like what I see in the mirror. I am old enough to know that are things that I cannot change (I won't be 5.8" model with long legs and long blond hair ), but there are others that I could control I hope this year will be The Year!
I've just started the programme. I hope I'll manage to keep track of all food that lands in my mouth & stomach. I'm using MyFitnessPal for kcal calculations. I'll try to be more active. Last Friday I've received Fitness Tracker, so I count my steps (& km). I'm also in the C25K programme, not very far with my running journey, but slow and steady going forward.
I've never managed to stay on any diet / healthy eating for longer than a month (2-3 weeks to be more accurate). I hope this forum will help me to stay accountable and motivated.
My first day didn't actually go as planned. I met a friend and we went to the Patisserie Valerie for a cake and MyFitnessPal told me that I consumed 500kcal O_O At least I walked a lot, so burnt at least part of what I've eaten.