posted on Oct, 17 2007 @ 11:19 AM
Before I messed my back up, I was a very fit 160lbs. Afterwards, when I was pretty much immobile for the first 6 months, I really struggled with my
weight because my body was used to getting fed every 4 hours or so.
It took a lot of self control not to eat when my body was demanding it, but I managed to resist.
However, I still put on weight, simply through lack of ANY exercise, so I started to really watch what I ate in order to keep the weight gain as low
I still can't exercise as I used to, but I make sure to walk a couple of miles every day. This combined with a careful diet means I am nearly back to
my pre accident weight. However I've also lost some muscle mass, so my real weight loss target now is to be about 154lbs - I'm 5'8".
A careful diet for me is a minimum 5 portions fruit and veg per day, with little meat, and making sure my diet has plenty of colour in it.
It's really not that difficult, but is a bit of an adjustment and my body craved protein and carbs when I was first injured.
I can honestly say I've never had a big mac, as I recognised it for what it was - rubbish with very little nutritional value - mostly fats and
As a couple of people have said, it's not all about laziness - there are many other factors. But there is and should always be, an element of
Unfortunately, the PC world we live in tries to blame everybody and everything except the individual - and this is simply not true. You have to take
responsibility for your actions, unless there are factors outside your control.
[edit on 17/10/2007 by budski]