Friday, July 03, 2009

Losing the Tonnage

I had a New Year's Resolution last year to lose 50 lbs. I didn't even come close! I lost 20 lbs and really did not see any real results form that weight loss. I considered it a FAIL.
This year I am trying again for 50 lbs. I had a slow start with all the weddings, get-togethers, eating out....[excuses]. I've been making some headway the last month or so. I got into an exercise regimen that I can follow (grudgingly) and have been eating out less and less.
I've found that I've been a mindless eater for a long time. I am not mindful of the amounts I shovel in and that's where I get in trouble. I found an online program [Dailyburn] suggested by Dave. I supplement that with an app I downloaded into my iPhone [Lose It]. I can still eat everything I 've always eaten. There wasn't anything wrong with the foods I ate, just the amounts.
I am trying to lose 1-2 lbs a week. I've tried the "lose a ton of weight" diets only to gain it back when I find that I could not sustain the lower calorie intake in the long run. I did not gain all this tonnage overnight and I am sure as hell not going to get rid of it that way.

Now, where did I put that Icy Hot?