What's good Ty,
The thing that got me motivated is the day I was looking at Oprah and she did this story about these people who were grossly overweight. Iím talking about 100, 200, 300 pounds overweight. Not one person weighed less then 400 pounds. One man was close to 700 pounds. Some of them were obese as kids. But most of them started out just 10-20 pounds overweight and it just kept growing and growing and growing.
Looking at all the problems they faced Ė from not being able to drive because they were too big, not being able to work because it tired them out too much, not being able to get out of bed because the weight on their legs was too much, the humiliation of having a friend or nurse or family member change their diapers because they couldnít get to the bathroom fast enough.
Man, Iím telling you. Watching that story truly woke me up. To begin with, I was only about 20-30 pounds over weight when I first started. But lots of the people in this story were just about at that point too. That was my motivation to get on top of my game and start to lose weight.
How Iím doing it is focusing on reduction in calories. The main thing is I eat regular meals during the day. I eat plenty of fruits and veggies and donít do lots of snacking. When I snack in between meals, I have healthy snacks, like a handful of nuts, I munch on Cheerios, or I have an apple or an orange, or a salad. I get to the gym at least 3 times a week for about 45 minutes, cardio and weight training. I stopped eating foods high in sugar. I do have a little sweet tooth sometimes, and I modified a pie recipe I found by substituting sugar for Splenda. But I donít do that very often.
I can say it has really made a difference, and I feel good.
~~ Will ~~
~~~~If you're looking for a blessing, try being a blessing to others! ~~~~
| current weight: 175.0