Originally Posted by dewy
I have been trying to do some running but I get puffed really really easy (ie 200metres and I am fooked, is there ways to devlop endurance?).
Keep at it. You'd be amazed how fast your body can adapt.
I started running at the end of November and could only get a mile and half before I was completely knackered. By the end of February, I could run a half marathon without stopping.
My advice is to be patient and take things slow. The problem that most folks have is that they want to fix everything too quickly. Dropping a pound a week doesn't seem like much, but it really starts to add up. Importantly, what you have to do to lose a pound a week isn't very drastic and thus can easily become a part of your lifestyle. Drastic changes in behavior won't stick.
For example, if you're getting a large order of fries every day. That equals 2 pounds every three weeks. Skipping them means you'll lose some weight (or keep from putting more on).
The big problem, as someone else mentioned, is that eating only one is really bad. When you eat seldomly, your body isn't sure when your going to eat next and responds by storing energy (putting on fat). Eat a lot of small meals spaced over the day. This has a number of benefits. First, it keeps you body's starvation response from triggering. Second, it helps keep you from binging because you just don't get so hungry.
Does it work? At the beginning of 2006 I weighed 175 pounds, had a 42" chest, 42" waist, 35" hips. At the end of November, before I started seriously exercising, I was down to 137 pounds, had a 37" chest, 32" waist and 33" hips.
Specifically what I did was started to drink a protein & yogurt shake for breakfast. Usually a handful of nuts as a snack around 10 am. A sensible lunch (usually a chicken breast sandwich or fish). An apple or nuts around 3pm. A sensible dinner. I tried to skip fried foods.
In short, eat more often and eat better - pay some attention to calories and fat content. Increase your activity level even if it is just walking faster/further while shopping. And, most important, be patient.
It also helps to keep a log as you can see your progress (and in my case it helps keep me on track because I don't want to write things down if I've been bad).