That’s what my doctor told me. He even had a chart that broke it all down and explained it to me. 3500 calories is one pound. Cut back eating 250 calories a day, and take a vigorous forty-minute walk a day (averages to 250 calories) that’s 500 calories a day you get rid of. Do that every day, and you’ll lose 1 pound a week.
‘Cept it’s not true.
I’m living proof. I’m a NECI graduate, and a former pastry chef. I was schooled in … read on, Fisherboy »
I really do like the P90X stuff, however, it’s tiring. Not in “well, DUH, it’s exercise” kind of tiring, but in the repetitiveness of it. That, and the fact that pretty much everyone I know who’s on it has dropped weight like crazy.
I’ve actually gained weight.
Now, before you tell me “muscle weighs more than fat” and I should take measurements – I have. I have patiently been waiting for that miracle everyone keeps whispering in my ear – that initially, the scale might go up (see cliché … read on, Fisherboy »
My sister got me started on P90X almost 3 weeks ago. I have lots of friends who have done it over the years and extoll its virtues, but no one ever actually convinced me to plop down the $$ it takes for the system and start doing it.
A quick note here for “transparency” purposes: I am not being compensated in any way to talk about this program. They don’t even know I’m writing this post. This is ALL ME.
Now, I’ve expressed my frustration before at the weight not … read on, Fisherboy »
I’ve stopped and started my diet and exercise regimen several times in the past, to no avail. I’ve yo-yo’ed on the same 20 pounds for the last 2 years. Lose it, gain it, lose it, gain it. I’m so tried of it.
For some reason, this morning, I woke up and it’s like someone scrubbed my brain. I’m tired of this crap. I’m tired of this weight hanging on me, and I’m tired of coming up with excuses for putting off what needs to … read on, Fisherboy »
So, I do much better with weight loss when I have a specific goal in mind. I dropped over 80 pounds for my wedding, and it wasn’t really all that hard when I thought of the payoff. It really motivated me. I gained it all back (and then some) when I had my kids, and even though I know I can lose it, the only motivation for me was that I was just tired of looking like this. It’s motivation, yes – but I’m not a vain … read on, Fisherboy »
I did what I promised myself, and I tracked my food. That’s ALL I promised myself I’d do. And I’ve seen that I haven’t given a thought to how much I’m eating. WOW have I been over. And I stopped walking on my treadmill, too.
So I tracked my food this week even better than I did last week. (Last week, I felt kind of down about some of the stuff I tracked, and out of “guilt and shame” I didn’t put some stuff … read on, Fisherboy »
I think it goes without saying that this section of my site is completely neglected. I know why… I think anyone who’s ever tried to lose weight knows why. It’s not something that you can really put into words, and anyone who hasn’t had this issue wouldn’t understand. Words like “just stop eating so much,” and “get some exercise” and my personal favorite “calories in, calories out” are usually what’s tossed around.
It’s not that simple, though. (and yes, I know you all want to say “but it IS!”, but … read on, Fisherboy »
So, I used to do this thing called the “100 Days Challenge,” which was based off of the stuff you found in the book “The Secret.” I’m not going to get all into the meaning of “The Secret” and the stuff that people talk about (controversy) over it. Honestly, I’ve never read the book, and I probably never will because it’s not my style of reading material. But the challenge I was involved in (that was based on this book) was really interesting, and some of it … read on, Fisherboy »
So – it’s been a week since I’ve started this “eating more” thing. I have to tell you, it was pretty difficult – and by Tuesday or Wednesday, I was ready to stop it. I was sure it wasn’t working, and I was doubly sure I was going to gain weight instead. I mean, this whole thing about eating more food to lose weight seems like the complete antithesis of what everyone tells you to do.
So halfway through the week – even though I was flabbergasted at … read on, Fisherboy »
So yesterday, I shared with you the whole “body image” thing when it comes to me. I mentioned how, for most of my life, I have not been a large woman, and how I’m trying to get used to this. Now, I do want to lose weight. But it’s not because of social pressure to do so – if it were I wouldn’t even be concerned about it at all, and I would continue on as…well, not normal, but you know. But I want to … read on, Fisherboy »
My “fitness” section has long been empty. Not because I’m not doing anything, but mainly because I didn’t really know what to say about it. I’ve actually been doing something since October, but I haven’t seen fit to really write about it.
Today, I have decided to do so. Why? I don’t know. I think because health really matters – especially when you’re on your own, running a business from home, etc. A recent thread on Ravelry has made me see that the things that … read on, Fisherboy »