I am a 5'4, 168lbs female with 35% bf (yes, i said 35%). This was measured by an experienced personal trainer using calipers.
I hold a lot of fat on my thighs, bum and belly. Seriously, my thighs and bum are all fat, there is no muscle there at all. I am from an african background and all of the females in my family are like this. It's disgusting. It doesnt help that our diet is based on starchy carbs and a little protein.
Anyway, I digress.
I have discovered that I am seriously carb sensitive. Last sunday I ate a whole plate of pasta and was left comatised for 3 hours. Seriously. I sat on the sofa after I'd finished eating and woke up 2 hours later groggy, fell back asleep and woke up 1.5 hours later. I was struggling to get up. I felt like crap. This only happens when I eat large quantities of rice or pasta.
I have decided to dedicate the next 12 weeks to lose some serious fat. I study part time and have put that on hold this term so I can finally lose this weight and get my self esteem back. I have lost 35lbs already and want to lose another 35lbs.
I can dedicate two hours a day to exercise and before anyone says that's too much, it's a choice between exercise or sitting on the sofa watching TV.
Can I realistically lose 2-3lbs a week? Has anyone done this before?
I have been following a low gi diet over the past few months and have been losing 1.5lbs a week. I lift 3-4 times week and jog for an hour 3 times a week.
How can I change my exercise routine to lose more weight?