Monday, June 25, 2012

Losing weight....again.

A while ago I stepped on the scale and saw that I was over 410lbs.   I knew I needed to do something but life had been busy.  I vowed that this summer I'd do something about it.  I'd been here before.  When I was 30  I weighed 360lbs and I went on a medically supervised weight loss program and got down to 235lbs.  I gained it back and more 7 years later and did the fast again and got back down to 240lbs.  Now that I am 49 and even heavier now I am again going on the very low calorie diet.   It is a tough program to go through but you loose the weight faster and it keeps you motivated and there is an achievable goal in sight.

This time I want to get down to 240 and keep it off and in fact spend the rest of my life loosing some more and maintaining a healthy weight as I get older.   I'm going to try to be more active and completely change my eating habits and choices.

So as of June 11th I am on a 5 shake per day diet (900 calories).   I drink 2 quarts of water a day and try to walk 30-45min 5 times a week.  I'll stay on this routine until the end of the year sometime in December and then take 12 weeks to reintroduce food back into my diet.

The best way to handle this is one day at a time, one week at a time, one pound at a time.

I'm already down to 382.   Only 142 more to go.