You can do it! I was a size 50 nearly or at 400 pounds. I lost 200 by riding a bike, running and swimming and doing strength exercises. I beat cancer in the process and am now an Ironman and a triathlon coach. And I completed the IM just last year just shy of age 60. Just signed up for another next year. The advice Rich gave is right on. Log your food, measure portions until you are sure you know how much is right, figure out your base metabolism, exercise regularly at little every day with one day off for recovery a week, never give up. If I can do it, you can.View Thread
I agree positive thinking is more than half the battle with weight loss and fitness. The negative mind moods can destroy good intentions if they last. Affirmations like, "Never give up," "Pain is temporary, quit is forever," even simply, "What one man can do I can do," or "I can do this, I can do this," make huge differences. Repeated over and over, they overwhelm the negativity. Every gets down. It's what you do at those moments that will spell the difference between success and another set back. Don't give in. If you want change, you must change how you think and act. Not easy, but very doable. The way we act and think are choices. They are habits. We can choose different and then make the action to be different. Make logs of food to see when, what and WHY you are eating. Food is fuel. Are you really hungry or are you eating something out of habit or as a reward or as comfort? Log calories to be sure you know what you are getting. Add in your exercise 5 to 6 times a week. Don't weigh every day. Once a week is enough if you must. If you are eating 500 calories less per day than you are burning and doing it 7 days in a row, that is a pound of fat. You may gain in fact a little at first because you are adding heavier muscle. That is all good because muscle burns more calories. Over the long run you will be fitter, healthier and your metabolism will increase. Just stick with it. And ask for help. Join fitness clubs, biking clubs, running clubs, swim clubs, walking groups. People there will have been where you are and will be absolutely willing to share what they know. This is not a diet. This is a change in lifestyle. No short-term answers. Have a great day and get moving.View Thread
Thanks. That was actually meant as a response to another post but I am new here and hit the wrong button. I will try to post here more. People need to know what one person can do another can do.View Thread
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