Originally Posted by dalej
get a new girlfriend or if married a side dish, always help me stay motivated to stay in shape.
nah. i'll stick to my wife.
update. well, i started this thread around sometime before thanksgiving 09. i did join a gym at that time and did lose up to another 4 pounds to about 191 , but then immediately after thanksgiving and through january, my schedule was jam packed. and was so tired when i wasnt. no excuse, but i dropped the gym membership. ballooned back up to 200 pounds at right around april tax time.
but then i got fed up and then i enrolled in my company's wellness program and im doing two things:
joined a team (walk challenge) each one of us has a pedometer and we all need to put in 20,000 steps per day. (it is alot i tell you). i need to keep myself accountable as others are depending on me so i cant go lazy or make an excuse like last time.the thing is, ive learned a fantastic way to do walking. jogging-in-place at home. jog in place and with 5 pound weights in each hand with a striding motion to tone shoulders,chest,lat and supporting muscles in midsection. hopefullly i can go to 10 pounders but i cant sustain that for more than 15 minutes. i can go a whole 1 hour with 5 pounders. i break into a good sweat.
this is so great, because i always thought i either had to drive to a gym, or go walking outside in the dark after work. my wife feels stressful when i go walk outside in the dark so i dont do that often anymore, but this is a great solution. to jog in place. try it it works wonders for me now for 1 month.it's something i can do.
so far after 1 month, i have dropped 5 pounds and am now down to 195 (perhaps even less). i can wear my old tshirts and polos again, and starting to wear some of the older pants i couldnt wear.
second, i am learning a new philosophy on food. eat to get nutrition. eat to sate your hunger. not appetite. learn to control the thought of that most 'appetite' is in the eyes and in the mouth. learn to master these two body parts.
i am eating a new way, no new foods or a drastic diet or anything, but eating the same things i eat at work and home but with smaller bites. i take a smaller scoop or with my chopstick pick up smaller bits and pieces and learn to enjoy the process of each bite. instead of just shoveling in food in my mouth all the time. i
take a dinner that my wife hands me and learn to eat each bite with a thought. it was hard at first, but now i am making it hopefully a habit. i learn to be able to be through with eating after one portion.
i plan to be down to 189 or high 180s by end of the walk challenge. i will be immediately enrolling in another one right after it for the next quarter.
and perhaps one day i can start running again, and then enroll in our company's triathalon challenge (for advanced employees and members) . thanks.