Health — My weight loss success

July 22, 2008 at 4:31 am Leave a comment

As most of friends and employees know, I embarked on a lifestyle change around the beginning of February. Over the past 10 years or so, I had moved to the 300 lb range in weight. After the birth of first child, the wieght became more of a concern to me (and my wife) and we tried several different things to try to lose weight. Nothing really worked for me — I would lose 5-10 pounds, only to gain it back in two to three months.

I had always been against weight watchers, nutrisystem, etc — any “program” that required going to meeting or buying food. I knew many people who had failed on the “meeting” type programs and I alwyas thought buying food meant having to eat cardboard. Then we found out that you could buy some NutriSystem food ala carte. So, we both bought a day’s worth of food to try it out. To our surprise, the food was pretty decent. Not gourmet by any means, but pretty solid food. My wife and I both signed on at the end of January and started in February. Everything that you see on the ads is true — it does cost around $10 a day (sometimes up to $13-14 per day) and you will need to still buy milk, fruit, lettuce, etc. But the two things I like about the system is: 1) It teaches you portion control and 2) It gets you into the habit of eating the smaller portion 5-6 times per day.

Long story short, in less than 6 months, I am down to 250 pounds. Officially, I have lost 45 pounds (I was 295 the day before we started), but I know I was above the 300 mark at various times before that. I have deviated from the diet here and there (we still go out to eat about once a week and when I am away shooting, I try (usually unsuccessfully) to stay on the diet), but I am still having success.

If you are looking to try to lose weight, I fully recommend this program. Like I said, you can order a day’s worth of food to try it out and see if you like it. If you have any questions, please leave a comment.

Till next time…..

John

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