Originally Posted by sho'nuff
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.
i'm not sure if this has been said before, but i think you need to start counting calories. It's the only way to be sure that you're going to lose weight.
If you're doing those walks, then it's pretty easy to calculate the amount of calories you're burning. So then you just have to make sure you're eating 500 calories less than the amount you're walking + your resting metabolic rate for the day.
there's plenty of internet calculators out there.
if you want to lose weight, you're going to have to feel hungry from time to time. If you ate to not feel hungry, that'd maintain the weight you're at right now.