Sunday, June 29, 2008

Changing myself?

I am increasingly dissatisfied with the way I look. Not the baldness, which is simply a part of me at this point. Rather, I have gained a considerable amount of weight and now carry around about 184 pounds or so, the most I have ever weighed. So, as of Thursday, I am dieting (not to mention trying to exercise more regularly). I have cut out sweets completely (something very tough for a chocoholic such as myself to do), and have even eliminated diet sodas (I read or heard somewhere that they actually stimulate eating and do contain calories and some sugar, the representations on the bottles notwithstanding). I have also seriously reduced the amount of alcohol I consume (not that I drink so much, but I do love a cold beer on a warm day........).

I just saw an article online that talked about how to exercise, and while I don't know if I can follow it, I'm going to give it a shot: http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/health/3-surprising-fat-burning-tricks-184802/. My goal is to lose 20 pounds. I'm not going to set any artificial deadlines, but at some point, I want my weight to be back in the low to mid-160s. I think that I can achieve this, so wish me luck...........

1 comment:

serket said...

It has been 11 months since this post, so I hope you had some luck in losing weight. As an exercise recommendation, I suggest: http://www.hundredpushups.com/ I am lucky in that I don't really gain weight, although maybe that's not completely a good thing. I've found that running on an elliptical machine every other day for about 30 to 45 minutes burns a lot of calories. The article says drinking more water helps you to control you weight and that is the drink I have most often. I rarely drink alcohol.