I am taking a new direction with my weight loss/health journey after some input from friends on facebook and instagram.
Here is the plan:
I am switching from the Lose It app to My Fitness Pal. Lose It had my base calorie intake at 880 calories and when I exercised the calories would be added to that amount. A reliable source told me to never let my base calories go below 1200 and then any exercise I do would go on top of that 1200. It makes sense that there would be a point where your body figures it's starving so it starts to store and conserve instead of burn. MFP will not start you out any lower than 1200 as a calorie base, so even though my natural instinct is to believe that more calories will equal weight gain, I am going to trust my sources and do this 1200 calorie thing.
My next change is going to be how I work out. Currently I am simply doing cardio for 1 hour a day. I think that was good for a start, but several people suggested I add weights. My problem is I don't even know where to start with weights. I am not a great multi-tasker so I don't want to use them while I do my cardio... that can get dangerous, but I would like to get a routine to start using them. If anyone has any suggestions please leave them in a comment... Links to websites that have a weight workout routine will be most helpful.
Hopefully this plan will show me results. If not, I am going to keep tweaking things until I start getting results. I want to take a supplement to boost my metabolism as well. Losing weight the right way takes a lot of research and trial and error I'm finding.