Well, I have been counting my calories and working out in earnest for 37 days (I stopped taking the original medication which left me feeling sleepy on February 23) , and I can honestly say that I can see results. As of this morning, I am down 12.8 pounds from my starting weight of 218.5 on February 23. I am back comfortably into 36 pants and am starting to see a little give in them.
I am working out 3 to 4 days a week, depending on my schedule, at least 50-60 minutes at a time, burning at least 1250 calories each time I step into the gym.
As far as eating goes, I am not denying myself anything that I want. In fact, in the last week, I have had pork ribs twice, fried catfish, and Mexican four times. The difference is in portion control. I could have gone crazy and eaten everything on my plate and been sufficiently stuffed with any of the aforementioned meals. But, I didn't allow myself to do it. In fact, I was asking for a box after half of the ribs so I would have the pleasure of eating them again!
So, for those of you reading this, saying, "I don't know if I could do it," trust me, you can. It takes one small step, followed by another, and then another.
If you meant to lose weight this year, or start working out, it's not too late! It's never too late! I again challenge you, join me in this quest to make a better you. My only question now is: Who's coming with me?
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Until we meet again, remember, two wrongs don't make a right, but three rights make a left.