posted on May, 21 2009 @ 03:34 PM
reply to post by CX
My mom was the first incentive to lose weight, I had flown out to Vancouver Island for a visit and she was saying how much I looked like dad. He was
about 250 lbs.at the time.
I'm also a basically lazy person and didn't want to carry all that extra weight around.
My strategy was "slow and steady wins the race".
I cut a few things out of my diet at first, but nothing too radical. I started eating a salad before a meal so I wasn't as hungry when it came to the
meat and potatoes.
If I needed to go somewhere not too far my legs became my form of transportation. That helped a lot...
I set a goal, and then worked towards it at a slow pace. It took 30 years to put all that fat on, and about a year and a half to take it back off. I
was 17 the last time I was 175 lbs., but now that I'm back to that weight I feel so much better, with more energy, look a lot better, feel healthier,
and my doctor is happy with the improvement.
Don't ever go on a crash diet, it'll do more harm than good. Take your time and with a few changes in lifestyle anyone should be able to drop that
extra luggage so many people haul around on their ass and belly.
Good luck. It's better to need to shorten a belt than shop for a longer one.