(Jason @ 165/170 pounds 10 years ago — peak weight last year? 207… +42 pounds ouch! Today’s weight 191.2)
Talking about loosing weight on my blog has been really rewarding. I’m getting a ton of advice, supportive email, and tips. It seems like almost everyone out there is dealing with their weight, or at least trying to get healthier.
Since I got the treadmill I’ve been really working out more. So far this month I’ve done a walk/run seven out of 13 days, and I’m going to try to pick up that pace a little. I’m finding if I just throw myself on the treadmill with a podcast first thing in the AM I’ve got my best chance of doing a good workout. Today I listened to Danny Sullivan and Shoemoney on the DailySearchCast and followed it up with a little Jay-Z.
I ended January at 195 pounds, and my hope is to end Feb. at 190 which I’m tracking towards. At my peak last year I was 207, so if I can get to 189 this month and 185 in the following six/eight weeks I’ll be really happy.
In terms food here is what I’m doing so far (in general):
Eat a lot:
- Fish (I’m loving this)
- Green Tea
- Egg Whites (which I enjoy with avocado, tomatoes, cheese, and/or chicken)
- Red meat
- Avocados (I find this helps me from eating more meat)
- Nutrition bars (which really help me stop from eating bread I find)
Eat very little:
- Fried foods
- Ice cream (I find very little high-fat ice cream–like three spoonfuls–can be very satisfying)
- Pizza (this is the hardest for me to give up)
- Pasta (this is the second hardest thing for me to give up)
- Soda (I never did anyway)
Other things I’m trying to do
- Walk to Brentwood village and back as often as possible
- When I travel I wear a track suit and my running shoes. Then I walk for 15-30 minutes around the terminal with my backback. This helps me burn some calories and be more comfortable on the flight. When I went to the iMedia Summit last week I had 90 minutes to kill at the Dallas airport and I walked around for at least 30 minutes.
- Not eat late at night.
- Order only a main course when I got out to eat. This works great I find. I order a piece of fish/chicken/meat and some steamed vegetables. I eat that slowly and I don’t eat any bread. I find it’s almost always enough food. 10% of the time it’s not and I’ll eat half a powerbar when I get home.
Anyone else have any tips?