Sometimes, you just have to deal with things like that. Keep your portion sizes small, and since you’re a counselor maybe you can talk to the kitchen staff about what they offer. You could pretend you have a food allergy even (like if you say you’re allergic to gluten, so they won’t give you white bread or pasta and give you more veggies instead or something) to get healthier meals. Usually at camps, people are pretty active and I honestly don’t think you need to worry about this week hindering you too much. Just focus on eating smaller portions of the unhealthy stuff and bigger portions of whatever healthy options they have. And drink lots and lots of water. Good luck!Permalink
Invest in a really good sports bra (or two). Making sure the girls stay safe and secure is going to help prevent them from sagging later in life. Because you’re already at a pretty healthy weight, I doubt you will lose much more of your boobs. It all depends on your body structure and genetics. You could go down a cup size, but it’s not for sure. Running is great regardless, so if you’re equipped with a good sports bra, you’ll be fine.Permalink
I don’t think it’s the birth control directly, no. If anything, it could be how your diet has changed since starting the birth control. The added hormones often make women more hungry, so that’s why theres the myth of birth control causes you to gain weight.
Instead of doing a “3 day diet,” change your diet completely. 3 days isn’t going to do anything for you. Learn how to eat clean and incorporate exercise into your daily routine. Take a look at the FAQ for help on getting started.Permalink
Lift weights and tone. Cardio can only get you so far, and if all you have to lose is 10 pounds, it sounds to me like you’re more interested in shaping your body and looking leaner. Cardio alone isn’t going to do that. Take a look at my FAQ for help with weight training and toning if you’re a beginner, but I would suggest incorporating it at least 3-4 days a week.Permalink
First of all, you should buy a yoga mat if you’re going to be working out at home. It will seriously help you so much. And I just recently picked up a super cute one at Marshall’s for only $7.
Take a look at my toning section for more exercise ideas. You can do things like crunches, bicycle kicks, leg raises, russian twists, etc. Youtube “good core workout” and you will find tons of exercises.Permalink
Instead of buying prepackaged meals like that, buy a bag of brown rice ($2-3), a package of ground turkey ($5-6), and some other things like beans ($1) and various spices and make your own meals. That’s anywhere from 5-10 healthy meals for under $10. Whereas hamburger helper is like $3-4 for only about 2 meals a box. Help your dad find some recipes you guys can pre-make on a day off like Sunday, package up the leftovers and put them in the fridge to grab & go for the week. Healthy eating can be cheap and easy too if you get creative.Permalink
Because of how much weight you will need to lose (anywhere from 100 to maybe 150 pounds), I would venture an educated guess and say yes, you will most likely have loose skin at the end of your journey. HOWEVER, that thought should NOT stop you from losing the weight. What’s better? To be unhealthy and have that extra skin, just still filled with fat inside, or to be healthier than you’ve ever been (and all the amazing benefits that come with that) and have some skin that hangs a bit? The pros outweigh the cons in losing weight. And skin removal surgery is always an option down the line. I follow two blogs (enoughfluff & funeralformyfat) who had tummy tucks to remove their loose skin and one blog (imgonnamakeachange) who had breast reconstruction surgery to remove the loose, saggy skin in her boobs. Go ahead and look through their blogs to follow their journeys and surgeries. I promise, loose skin is nothing to be worried about. If it happens, you figure out what to do about it then. For now, focus on making yourself fit, healthy, and happy :)Permalink