i don't know if i have a full 10 pounds to lose, but i do have a good 5, or maybe a few more.
i recently lost 48 pounds, between november and may. i won two back to back biggest loser challenges amongst friends here in the town i live in.
i had to drop two pounds in a day, and did it. WATCH YOUR SODIUM. drink a ton of water. eat 6 small meals a day (some would call them snacks). eat only high quality foods. here's my short list:
* low sodium turkey
* fresh fruit
* fresh veggies with hummus
* strong black coffee
* ice water
* greek yogurt (once in awhile, not every day)
* oranges and grapefruits for metabolism boost and cleanse
also i like Coromega as a supplement.
i do a lot of walking for exercise. if you can find something to push or pull, it helps. i put both my kids in the double stroller (they are 6 and 2 years old) and pushed. it works up a sweat.
i did lose a lot of weight by stopping eating early in the day. originally it was at 5 pm, but then i ratcheted up to 3 pm, and sometimes earlier. this worked for a long time; i dropped many pounds this way. but eventually it quit working.
now i'm on the 6 meals/snack size meals a day plan, and eat as late as 6 pm or so. it seems to rev my metabolism so that my stomach growls at night. in terms of weight loss, this is a good thing. when i was plateaued for 6 weeks, my stomach quit feeling hungry at night. those nights, i did not lose. (didn't gain either, but didn't lose.)
get comfortable with the feeling of being hungry.
supposedly you can eat something sweet in the late morning after eating a high protein breakfast.
i'll keep working with you guys on this.
by the way, i'm 5'6 1/2" and i weigh about 140 pounds. i would love to be 135, and if the weight would keep coming off i'd go for another 5 pounds down to 130.
but i'm not going to start going to the gym. it has to be something i can do within the confines of my normal everyday life. i stay home with my kids and clean my own house. i walk my dogs every day. i'm willing to do some exercises at home, but i don't have time for a class right now.