Losing Weight fast

April 6, 2008 · Filed Under Weight Loss 

I haven’t been posting here much lately. My wife has had her weight loss surgery a little over an year ago and she has been doing great. While she has not lost as much weight as she wanted, she has still done very well. Since she has done great I’ve started to think that I should try to drop a few pounds. I’m not a candidate for weight loss surgery so I’ll have to go the traditional route of diet and exercise. I’m not overly overweight but I can stand to lose a few pounds. Currently I come on at 235 pounds which is not great. Most of my additional pounds reside within my mid section and my stomach looks as if I where pregnant. This is really starting to bother my and I must do something about it. Since this blog was so great for helping to keep Jackie on track I thought I would try and use it for my weight loss journey. As a result, I’m probably going to change the focus a little to other weight loss strategies besides just weight loss surgery. Hopefully someone else will be able to learn form my triumphs or failures which every way I go. 

I’m 5’10″ so I figure that 175 pounds would be a good weight for a man my age. I’m 41 years old and pushing 42 hard. I don’t have any fantasies that I could bring myself down to where I was in my twenties, but if I could get down to 175-185 while maintaining a decent physique I would be happy. I’ve been going to the gym lately( but not as much as I should) and its been helping even though I haven’t really lost any weight yet. I do feel better and the more muscles you have on your body the more calories you are able to burn. This is my strategy, I’m cutting down on the amount of calories I take in during a day and working on an exercise routine in hopes that I will be able to burn off the fat.

One way I’m cutting down calories is to lay off the soft drinks. I will make a full post on softdrinks later, but these things are terrible for helping you to control your weight. I have  a real problem with Mountain Dew’s and I like the 20 ounce bottle which has a lot of calories. I treat Mountain Dew’s like a lot of people treat coffee in that I use the caffeine to wake up in the morning. I’ve done this for years and this is going to be a very hard habit to break. I also have the habit of drinking 4 to 5 of these a day but most of the ones after the initial morning mountain dew are cans. Too look at it logically lets think about the calories contained in just these drinks.

1- 20oz == 285 calories

4 – 12 oz == 170 calories  X 4 == 680 calories

285 + 680 == 965 calories from just this habit.

As you can tell I can drop almost a 1000 calories from my daily diet just by making this one change. I don’t think I can do it all at once, but I’m going to make a conscious effort to remove these addictive non goal reaching items from my life. Making this one lifestyle change should really help me in achieving my goals.

Do you have any weight loss techniques you would like to share? If so please let us know in the comment section.

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