I guess the answer is: As many as you need!
For some reason, I stay fat. Do I want to be fat? That is a loaded question. I want what the skinny people have. The clothes, the look, the ability to fit into booths and movie theater seats. But, the problem is I want my food too.
Something has to give, right? If I continue as I am, I will stay fat. If I change, there is no guarantee that I will be thin, or even not as fat.
Exercise is a real problem for me too. Not that I can't, I can. But, finding the time to do it. I don't like exercising in front of people, not even my husband or kids. Even if I could, I can't do gyms (see reason one). I keep trying to get up earlier. But, manage to find a way to stay in bed.
Boy, I am just Excuses Ellie, aren't I.
I need a plan, and when I come up with one, I'll let you know!