Okay, so in a couple of months or so I'm going to have myself a shiny new Schwinn Voyageur World 21 Commuter(try saying that five times fast). Not only did it handle my weight well, come in a nice color, and fit me most importantly, but in my current state of 200lbs(at only 5' 1", that's a lot more than you think) it's just not comfortable to lean over drop bars, so the comfort position is great. Plus, free rack and fenders! Who doesn't love those?
Instead of just commuting like I was planning on, I decided to make this my big attempt to loose weight. I'm tired of getting worn out just from walking, I'm tired of being in pain after every shift because of all the weight on my feet. I'm tired of having to pay extra for clothes. However, I know losing weight is only part exercise. So I know I need to start eating better.
I wanted to know what kind of 'diet' plan you guys follow. I want to be able to eat interesting food instead of eating constantly like a rabbit, though I realize some things I love will have to go. I also don't have much money to play with(I work part time in retail, it was the best job I could find, well, more like the only job really, though I do like it more than food service) so something I can do on a budget would be fantastic.
Every time I've tried dieting before, I've felt like I was starving, yet not losing anything to show for my efforts. Two years of ROTC physical training, walking to and from school, not eating lunch, and going to the gym and pool every wednesday in addition to the ROTC training, and I never saw any improvement.
Also, I've had some things told to me before, but I couldn't find anything on the internet when I was trying to google it, so if you have a link, that would be great.