I'm a lifetime dieter. I started as a kid with my mom, even though I wasn't overweight. Weird, huh?
I grew up with a fairly normal weight, then at the age of 32 as a result of depression, blasted off into an unhealthy weight gain.
By the time I was 42, I weighed in at 345 lbs at 5' 7". That was around 10 years ago (as I write this, it is June 2008). I thought, "enough is enough," and proceeded to try every diet in the world, finally ending with the Atkins diet. I lost 40 lbs on that diet.
I pretty much kept off about half of the pounds I lost on Atkins.
My approach to diet now is eating 3 main meals a day and two small snacks. I became a vegetarian earlier this year. Being a Texan, you would think that would be impossible, but really, it's been pretty easy.
I eat primarily low-glycemic foods (good carbs). High fiber, whole wheat grain breads, etc.
I get most of my exercise playing drums (good cardio) and add to that recumbent biking and weight lifting.
I have many more pounds to go, but I feel certain I can reach my goal.
Visit my blog at www.weightoffmymind.blogspot.com
My program consist of weighing in once a week, tracking my food in a daily diary, cardio exercise (drums and recumbent bike), weight training, vegetarian diet, low glycemic foods.
Visit my blog: www.weightoffmymind.blogspot.com
I am a drummer, graphic designer and fine artist. I love to have fun! I also love to travel and have lived in two foreign countries (Ireland and England) and three different states (Texas, California and Oregon).
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| current weight: 276.0
Boo! Thanks for steering me towards this site. We're gonna look awesome next summer when we go to Hawaii, and I can't wait to ski this winter.
3028 days ago
Welcome to 100 Plus Club! You’ll find plenty of support and encouragement here. No question is too stupid to ask, so post away and we’ll all put in our two cents worth. Utilize all the tools SP has to offer. I find tracking my food and exercise most helpful. Good luck on your weight loss journey!
3057 days ago
Welcome to the 100 Plus Club!
This is an awesome team – you’re going to love it here!
I look forward to losing with you!
3057 days ago
Welcome to the 100 plus club. Good luck on your weight loss journey.
3057 days ago
Hey thx for the add! One good add deserves another!
I see low carb has been helpful for you along the way also...I still rely on that...probably too much, need to think about moving in your direction, re: good carbs. The vegan approach has appeal also, but such a radical change is tough to consider making...!
And a drummer! Been a lifelong guitarist myself...although admit to allowing a bit too much dust to gather on my guitar these jam-packed days!
Welcome aboard! The Spark is THE place for permanent healthy lifestyles!
Don, Co-Leader of All Health Professionals SparkTeam
3058 days ago