My Diet StoryMy
diet story is probably like a lot of people that find this website's.
Why don't you share yours?
a certain point in my life, I began to gain weight.
I didn't really notice it for for about 8 years.
Sure, I had
had to replace my wardrobe a couple of times during this time period,
as my waistline began to bulge.
I finally noticed that I just couldn't keep up with my children, I
seemed to always be tired, I was getting sick all of the time, and I
just never seemed to feel well.
My diet story really
a picture showed up in the mail, from my mother, of me and my oldest
daughter at a joint Birthday party for myself, my youngest daughter,
and my niece.
They say the camera puts on 10 pounds,
but in my case, I felt like it had put on 50.
saw a man looking back at me that I just really didn't recognize as
being me. The next time I looked in the mirror, I saw that same FAT man
that was in the picture my mom had sent me.
while I got pretty depressed, and made a number of, what I now know to
be, half assed attempts at losing weight.
tried removing the Soda's from my life. As a person who drank a MINIMUM
of one 44 oz soda and one or 2 cans per day, to as much as 2 or 3 44
ouncers... I figured that cutting out that 120 calories per
of soda would help me drop some weight. But what I ended up doing was
increasing my sugar intake elsewhere, and I lost maybe a few pounds in
a month. So my diet story continues...
the lowered soda intake with sugared coffee to get my missing caffeine,
and was drinking a LOT of beer to make me feel better. Until the day
that my boss threatened me with my job if he ever smelled alcohol on me
again. I am the sole bread earner in my family, so that HAD to stop.
real kick towards getting me on the road to real weight loss came when
my wife found a book called Get Off Your Ass by Marty Tulley. Here is
where I realized that I needed to Eat Properly to make my body happy
again, exercise to increase my body's ability to burn the calories I
did consume, and develop new habits to replace the horrible ones I had
been developing over my life.
My diet story really
began when I
started to develope my OWN weight loss program. I knew what I needed to
do, but I really needed to Just Do It!
What it came
down to, to make it all work for me was to develop a new set of habits.
started with replacing the majority of my soda and beer drinking with
good old plain water. I went out and got a Reverse Osmosis filter
system for the kitchen sink, and bought a stainless steel water bottle
to fill a couple of times a day. The water bottle was what made it
possible for me to actually do this. I can't stand the taste of plastic
in my water. Especially now that I had 99.999% pure water to drink.
next step in my diet story was beginning to enjoy the benefits of
breakfast. This was nothing big, just a little 180 to 250 calorie
breakfast. Some fruit, toast, or yoghurt. This stopped me
feeling a need to snack in the middle of the morning. Though It did
make me feel a stronger need to eat at lunch time.
I began to look at what I was eating for lunch. The heavy fried foods
had to go, if I was going to be able to tell my own diet story. A
sensible lunch is really quite enjoyable, and it just takes a little
bit of preparation in the morning to get it ready. When I was really
pushing to decrease my weight, I simply brought a salad to work with
some chicken or pork over the top and a low cal/fat dressing. Keeping
this meal down to just a few hundred calories with some good protein
kept me from being hungry most of the rest of the day.
when I had to re-invent my afternoon snack. Instead of spending extra
pocket money at the vending machine in the break room, I started to
bring some fresh fruit, low salt pretzels, and air popped popcorn to
keep at my desk in case I got hungry.
Playing my day
left me open to eat pretty much anything I wanted for dinner. The key
was to not go overboard, and keep dinner to a reasonable, yet high on
When I began to finally exercise on
a regular basis...
I'm a desk jockey.
really began to shed.
I took off 30 pounds in 5
months, and now need to just concentrate on keeping my weight
I go up a little, and then I just concentrate on seeing where I've
slipped, to lose a few pounds over a couple of weeks.
My Diet Story...
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