I'm a new member here and I'm pretty much the opposite of what this site is about. I'm trying to get into shape and tone after gaining a lot of weight (45+ lbs.) due to not being able to move for months after severe auto accident injuries.
I'm 23 and about 5'5 and 213 lbs. I was overweight before and I'm extremely obese now. It's killing me, lol. And so, I wanted to join this site for both weight loss and toning tips.
I've been hitting the gym really hard lately and haven't seen much results. I decided to skip out on dieting and just change how I eat forever. I hit the gym for about an hour to two hours a day 4-5 days a week doing 35 minutes of ellipticals (heart rate at 192) and the rest on free weights.
I don't eat breakfast and barely drink water before the gym (I drank water before the gym a few times and I had awful cramps), grab some N.O. Xplode and wait 15-45 minutes before hitting the gym. I come home, wait an hour or so and eat grilled chicken with a small scoop of white rice. Then, I eat 2 apples later on in the day and for my next meal, I have grilled chicken and a small scoop of white rice again. 2-3 hours later, I hit the gym again and have an apple or two after if I'm hungry with a glass of milk.
I drink lots of water and don't drink any caffeine or juice. The only liquids I consume are milk, water, and N.O. Xplode.
I work so hard at the gym that I always feel like throwing up after.
What am I doing wrong?
Before I gained all this weight, I never used to watch what I eat (it was healthy, but I'd eat much much more) and I'd just run a mile 2-3 times a week, box almost daily, and weight lift to keep my weight in line.
I'm so lost. I don't know where to begin. Please help!!
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