Weight loss and getting fit is another one of those things in life a lot of us wanted to get to. Add that to winning the lottery, finding the perfect mate, and our favorite team winning another championship - it can leave us without hope.
I stupidly started smoking cigarettes in 9th grade. I was feeling cool, and no one seemed to care. Oh sure, they told us how bad it was, but it was too late - I was hooked. I was a real pro smoker blowing smoke rings through smoke rings - and coughing up a lung every morning. I even worked as a medical photographer taking pictures of cancerous lungs.
I quit in 1994 but my ex died in April '12 at age 56 of lung cancer. She told me the day that I quit she would "start tomorrow."
I guess there are lots of things that are bad for you in life, like too much food or alcohol. And there are lots of other warnings that I probably disregarded, such as using a padded headboard for safe sex and not ripping the tag of mattresses by penatly of the law.
If you are new, some times it takes a bit to get your sea legs. There is lots to learn about food, exercise and living life in a society that plops killer portions in front of you day and night. It's really hard to divide up a bag of goodies into a reasonable portion. It's hard to schedule regular exercise. Most of us have been there!
What can you do today to be a success at the weight-loss game which is good for your health?
- Log it
- Log it all!
- Make MFP friends.
- Toss the junk food.
- Make a meal plan!
- Research restaurants BEFORE you get there.
- Search the forums but beware of "the answer" type posts
- Read the blogs. (Well, at least this one!)
- Ask questions.
- Don't lie about your bad days.
- Find people that have achieved your goal. I friend the runners and the old guys that lost 100!
- Drink water.
- Take a walk.
- Take another walk.
- Don't quit.
No matter what, do it today, not tomorrow!
Thanks for the votes and comments!