How I Lost 25 Pounds With Practically No Effort (Part I)
Thursday, May 08, 2014
*This is Part 1 of a 3 part blog series about how I lost the 25 pounds I did before joining SparkPeople. I don't tend to talk about those days much*
***It was a really dark day for me.
I knew that I had gained a huge amount of weight since a very tough breakup a couple years prior. I was at a friend's gym where the scale had a reputation for being fairly generous compared to the one I had been using.
it said 249. I stopped weighing myself at that point, because I really didn't feel the need to see an above 250 reading. The fact was I was 30 pounds obese and 30 pounds from being morbidly obese.
I had no energy, but the darnedest thing is I didn't realize how bad it was until years later when I lost the weight.
***My typical day's eating included:
-fast food Sausage biscuit
-2 hash browns
-6 small donettes (packaged)
Mid morning I would snack on candy (I had an enabling co-worker who liked to provide candy for the office)
-2 slices of Pizza from the cafeteria
-Bag of chips
at least 2-3 candy bars through out the afternoon to keep the energy level up
- Fast food meal 2-4 times per week (sometimes a sub or mall food court food the other days)
Basically, when you hear of the awful typical American Diet and why Americans are so unhealthy I was eating the diet that most nutritionists describe as the reason.
Between that and the extra 55 pounds that I had gained since three years prior, exercise was not part of the plan.
***Between then and joining SparkPeople
I made two small changes between then and joining SparkPeople that resulted in losing 25 pounds.
I will talk about both of them over my next couple of midweek blogs.
- TD Out!