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Thursday, March 1, 2012

New Post--Update on my Weight-Loss Battle

Since the first and best step I could take to get ready for my future was to regain my health by losing 80 pounds, I have been in “training” to do so for the last six months.  I am currently hitting up against 50 pounds lost total.  That has actually happened in about 4 months since two months around the holidays I was not in what I call the “weight-loss-zone”. 

Today I am wearing a shirt that would not fit 10 days ago.  I like what I see in the mirror but more important I feel so much better than I did at 280 lbs.  I am amazed how much this has helped my health situation.  I still have about 30 lbs to go to get to my goal of 199.  My three sons are starting to worry that I am going to get lighter than them.  It’s kind of fun to see them squirm.  I am starting to think about which sports I will participate in at the Huntsman World Games next year in St. George once we settle in Boise for the next phase of our lives. 

It is one of the best things you can do for yourself and family, to get control of your weight.  It is not really terribly difficult once you decide to be determined.  Getting in the Weight-Loss-Zone is as much about psychology as it is about other details.  However, the details help the psychology to take root and stay.  Here’s what I suggest from my experience for anyone who wants to get serious about weight loss. 

1)      Get on a good food program that makes it easy to control calories.

2)      Get a private coach who will help you with motivation and questions.

3)      Exercise appropriately as guided by your coach. 

4)      Learn as much as you can about the science of weight loss. 

I have learned that most people like to approach weight loss as a very private time in their lives.  Input from too many people seems to actually get in the way.  The psychology is interrupted by comments that are not meant to derail progress but sometime do.  Such as a comment that I get on occasion, “oh are you OK---you look like you are coming down with something”.  When you start to look so much lighter people aren’t used to your new persona so they say something a bit ignorant without meaning to be so.   Get a good coach and listen to their voice predominately.   

Here is a link to my website where you can learn more:   http://weightlosspowerusers.com/        

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