Originally Posted by cjohnson728
I agree, Michael. You are an excellent role model for that concept. How close are you now??
I know I'm always preaching about individual differences (occupational hazard). There are as many ways to lose weight and keep it off as there are people doing it. Michael's point about find a plan you can live with is absolutely critical.
I just wish it didn't take quite so much experimentation sometimes!
Well, I seem to have shrunk in height a bit (my spine has a bit of a curve due to the excessive weight), so at 5'8, 165lbs is what FitDay says my "high healthy" weight is, so I'm shooting for that. The last time I weighed 165 was probably in 4th grade. Right now I'm 193.5, so we're in the home stretch.
If it takes another year to get there, that's fine. In fact, I think the slower the better, up to a point. I read an article recently about hormones that people who have lost weight quickly have that causes them to regain weight.
And thanks to you for being a loss maintaining role model!
47 M 5'8"
May 4, 2010...... 440? lbs. (Start FitDay Size 60 Jeans)
June 19, 2010.... 393 lbs. (First Weigh-in)
June 19, 2011.... 229 lbs. (164 lbs. gone in one year :-)
Current Weight... 185 lbs. (Size 36 Jeans)
Next Goal 169 lbs. (07/04/12)
Ultimate Goal 165 lbs. (12/31/12)
The best exercises for weight loss are Fork Putdowns and Table Pushaways.