Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Time For a Shameless Pat On the Back.
Seems like not so long ago, I was admitting to how fat I was. A few days after making that post I actually went up to 214. I had plans of an exercise regiment, but then with school starting and having 2 jobs, where would I find the time let alone the energy? I even thought about going back to lifting weights...but they're so damn heavy! So, a few more days later, I hear talk of people modifying their eating habits. They were people who did the whole 3 square a day routine and were still not making progress on weight loss. A dietitian came on and said their metabolism is stuck in the same gear and needed to be unstuck. She then suggested that they jump start their metabolism by eating more meals a day with fewer calories. I actually became very intrigued by the idea, so I tried it as well.
Here it is not quite 6 months later and I lost a total of...(token drum roll)...26 POUNDS! Yes, it was exciting to see 188, a weight I haven't seen in almost 2 years. Hell, I can see my feet too! Damn they're big! I use to have more rolls than a pack of Pillsbury crescents, looks like they're gone now. Best part is, I didn't even exercise that much at all. This summer however, I will be toning up and get back to my early 20's shape. My diet consisted of eating 5-6 meals a day and not going over 300 calories if at all possible. I never felt deprived as I was eating every 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Hell, now a days, I don't pay much attention to the actual ingredients as much as I eye ball the serving size and calorie count.
DISCLAIMER: Just because this works for me, doesn't mean it's ideal for all. Check with your doctor of course and see if she/he approves. I felt this necessary to say as I tried lots of methods and this seemed to be the only thing I could stick with.