Hi all. Like you I have tried every diet out there. They work. Until they don’t. So, here is my idea and please feel free to comment and suggest because I’m thinking of making it a small, unscientific study.
All told, I’ve probably lost over 2 tons, only to gain it all back. The older you get, the harder it is to lose also. At this point i’ve learned two things. 1. You can lose weight on any diet. 2. When you quit the diet, you’ll gain it all back. That being said, the only way to lose weight is with food and exercise. If, like me, you have a health record that looks like a crash at the Indy 500, it’s even tougher.
All my nutritionists use those height/weight tables to figure out what I should weigh. I haven’t weighed 180 since Junior High. My idea, take your high school weight and add 20 to it.(the wish for weight). I.e. I weighed 180 in high school so, I would add 20 to get my desired weight of 200. Now, subtract this number from your current weight.(270-200=70). So, I have 70 lbs to lose. Who can do that? What’s the point anyway? I can’t lose that much? I might as well have another serving of ice cream and forget about it.
Any of this sound familiar? Well, I’m trying to lose that, or a chunk of it next year. (2019). I’d like to lose about 10 lbs a month. Unfortunately, that’s a little too ambitious. From my research it seems 2-3 lbs a month is best for permanent weight loss. So, the biggest problem is going to be patience. Think about it. I didn’t gain 70 lbs last month or last year. It’s been slow coming on and it will be slow coming off so I must have patience. That’s where ya’ll come in. Encouragement and support.
Now, I’m going to need 4 things. A journal to track my food. A spreadsheet to track my weight. Some way to track my calories and exercise. Lastly, some prize for achieving my goal.(CAN’T BE FOOD!). I’ll share these as I find them. I’ve used some good ones in the past.
Stay tuned for updates.