Thursday, September 19, 2013
Okay, obviously good nutrition and exercise is a correct way to lose weight.
But what I mean is that no one way is going to work for everyone.
So often I'm asked my "secrets" or tips for success. And I tell people what I do, but I try to explain that this is just what works for me and that it might not be right for them.
For instance, if you look at the right side of my page where I list my mini goals, you will see that I spent almost a year of my life in the 180-200 range. Other people had instant and fast success and dropped 100+ pounds in one year. But I stalled.
That doesn't make me any less successful or determined. It just means that what worked for them worked for them, and what worked for me worked for me.
That year helped me realize that when I do lose the rest of my extra weight, I should be able to do well in maintenance mode. I will have gains and losses all the time, but eventually I will be at a weight that I stay at for the rest of my life.
Drink water, eat well and exercise when you can.
But if you like protein shakes, then drink them! I certainly don't because I can't deal with the chalkiness. But I love greek yogurt and a lot of people hate it.
You really can't have success on this journey if you constantly compare yourself to other people who you view as more successful.
If I had done that, I would have given up a long time ago. Instead, I used them as inspiration. I want to lose 120+ pounds, and today I'm 96 down. Yes it's taken me 21 months. And I probably won't even reach my goal by the 2 year mark.
But none of that matters. I chose to take control of my life, of my eating, and of my exercise routine, and because I did, I've seen very positive results.
Just don't get discouraged. No one is going to have the same path on their journey. But whatever you do, don't give up.
Lose weight and get healthy in the way that works for you.