Hello Farkers! Yep, I linked to this site from Fark, and nearly every visitor today came from there. I promised I didn’t have any pictures on the home page, but if you want to see it it’s here. I’ve gotten some words of encouragement from most of you. Thanks!
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Congrats on your progress so far! The wife and I just watched 4 episodes of the Brookhaven Obesity Clinic on TLC–right now, you’d already qualify for an ‘after’ picture for one of those folks. Not that there are any ‘after’ pictures of those folks…
I’ve never seen the show, but nearing 300lbs was enough for me to take action. I don’t want to get fat enough to make a show about me.
Thanks for the support!
Regarding ellipticals, I found that a steady diet of unchallenging action movies helps a lot.
After getting to the point where I could do 20 minutes without feeling the approach of death, it was much easier to avoid boredom by having something on TV, like Touristas or the 2006 Casino Royale. Netflix has become part of my exercise regimen.
It’s also a different experience to watch only the first half hour of a movie and stop until the next day.
1500 calories may even be on the low side, depending on what you were eating previously. You want to rev up your metabolism, and if your body thinks that it is starving, it will do quite the opposite. Processed food is less filling, so the more you can avoid it, the better you’ll fare. Obviously it’s easier to make lifestyle changes if your family participates. But I’d suggest yogurt over ice cream, and instead of ordering pizza at least boil some noodles and find a jar of one of the healthier spaghetti sauces. Fewer calories, easier to count calories, doesn’t take hardly any effort or time, and cheaper.
Yep. I probably do need a few more calories. The spaghetti instead of pizza is probably a good idea. My wife doesn’t care for spaghetti though.
I’m still looking into convenient ways to keep the healthy foods around at all times. Fruit is particularly difficult. I used to only go to the grocery store once a week, but the fruit won’t last that long.
I eat yogurt every day, and ice cream is very rare. I’m not going to totally cut anything from my diet. Just make the unhealthy stuff a rare treat.
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