Congratulations on the good start!
You are tired because you aren't taking in enough calories and I there is very little protein or fat in your plan.
** Try to eat 3 small meals and two snacks every three hours.
** Is the jelly sugar free? Anyway, you could switch breakast to a slice of Ezekiel toast with 1 tablespoon peanut butter and a glass of low sugar soymilk for breakfast instead. That would be a better breakfast.
** Drink tons of water. At least 90 oz if your serious about fat loss.
** Do a 20 minute walk every day to start. Everything else is extra but cardio should be your first goal to lose some of the fat,then a proper weight training program can come later.
Good luck. Hope some of these tips help. On the good side, you are very young so your metabolism is fast! So if you do follow a proper program, you should see things happen quickly. But you definitely aren't taking in enough calories and too many refined carbs and simple sugars. Start with the breakfast I suggested and add one snack and the walking. Baby steps
Thanks for the advice.
My tiredness might be due to not enough calories, but I tend to think that laziness also has some part in it. (I was mostly lazy and inactive all my life.) I think if I can get out more in the morning, before I start to want to be lazy, then maybe I might have energy to get through the day.
The jelly isn't sugar free, because only sugar free onces I seem to find have that nasty harmful aspartame stuff in it, and I don't go for artificial stuff. The jelly we have is Full Circle brand, Organic.
I saw that Ezekiel bread in the store, but it is too expensive for our budget. We've been making our own whole wheat bread to help save money. Oh, and we try to avoid soy. (I know, we're picky, so I guess it's kind of hard for us to get a good meal plan going.) We're going to start cutting back on bread soon, once we can go shopping on the 16th, and maybe try replacing it with a green veggie juice or smoothie/shake in the morning, like andesuma had suggested. I'm sure that can be affordable on us.
Though could it work out to also if I have a fruit or veggie for breakfast? Would that help? Like if I only eat a fruit or veggie? Maybe alternate between veggie drinks and raw fruits/veggies for breakfast on different days?
I'm slowly getting a higher water intake (though on soup days, I have so much soup that I must be getting in a gallon of liquids just from the soup, lol). I think I'm doing very good so far, just gotta keep reminding myself, or have my husband remind me.
Yeah, that's a good idea...I should start getting walks daily, and perhaps early when I wake up! It might help me get pumped and ready to start the day!
Again, thanks for your advice! I like hearing other people's thoughts on how I can improve.
We're trying to make everything last until the 16th, then we'll work on trying to buy a better inventory of food items for the month, lol. As long as we don't go over $150 for the month (from the 16th of this month to the 16th of next month, as that's how my husband's foodstamps go), we should be ok.