Mucho weight lost so far :D
Published on June 27th, 2007 @ 10:51:23 am , using 309 words, 1753 views
I haven't written in a while (as usual), so here goes...
My wife and I have been making a concentrated effort to lose weight for the last 3 or so months. We've been doing well. I won't mention our weights, but I will say that I'm nearing 70 pounds lost, and she's nearing 50 lost.
I've been "overweight" since my early teens. I wasn't dangerously fat, nor even the fattest kid around, but I wasn't a "normal" weight by any means. As I moved into my 20s and more and more money become available to me, I ate out more and more, and gained more and more weight. I'm still definitely dangerously obese, but I've lost close to 70 pounds now and we're both committed enough that there's no danger of the weight loss stopping. :)
How did we do it? Well, it was actually...really easy. Something finally "clicked" in our minds and we just committed to it. We limit our calorie intake to around 1500 or less calories EVERY SINGLE DAY. Oh, sure, occasionally we've gone to 1800 or so but never over, and 95% of days have been under 1500. And we started exercising every single day. We had to start small; we were (and still are) VERY out of shape. Walking around the block was the first thing we did. When that become easy we made longer trips: to our office and back (1.4 mile round trip), and longer trips around our subdivision. Now we walk 2-3 circuits of our local mall each day. It's 7/8 of a mile per circuit. We also do weight work at a gym fairly often.
Our next step will be biking. We spent so far $1,800 on some very nice bikes and accessories. The bikes are Trek 7.3 FXs. We also bought trainer stands for them so we'll be able to use them indoors when the weather prevents us from using them outdoors. :)