Monday, January 10, 2011

My Last Diet

As you may be aware, I've been busting my butt since October trying to get thinner AND fitter. I've been calling this "My Last Diet" because this is the one that will work (and IS working) and the one I'm going to be on for the rest of my life. I'm also going to need to watch what I eat. Some people can get away with not thinking about it, but I'm not one of them.

I've always said (even at my fattest) that the real key to losing weight is to eat right and exercise. I still maintain this. The trick is that if you are trying to do that, and it isn't working, you aren't trying HARD enough.

I am now working hard enough. Aside from doing Y-Extreme Fit at the local YMCA I've also been counting calories. Calorie counting works. Need proof? See Tyler and Matt. And soo, you will see ME.

Yes, I did loose a ton of weight after gastric bypass surgery - however, I do not recommend it! There are complications, you don't feel well, and it screws up a lot of things about your life. Worst of all, there is NO guarantee you will keep it off. I know - my weight started creeping back up. So, I said to my gut in my best Gandalf voice, "YOU SHALL NOT PASS!"

Today, I'm eating right, counting calories, and exercising. I FEEL GREAT!

So I decided to share what I'm doing with regard to eating in hopes of helping out the 3 of you who read my blog!

Eating Plan:

My total calories each day are less than 2200. I always infuse protein immediately following my workout (usually skim milk + a scoop of whey powder). I TRY to design my weekday breakfast and lunch as follows:
Obviously, I do not always hit these guidelines; that's OK, it's a target to aim for.

I should also note, that after doing this a while, I've been breaking up my meals. While I may go grab my Favorite Chipotle Salad for lunch (I'll post on that later) I usually eat about half of it at lunch time, and then the rest a couple hours later. I'm starting to do the same with dinner.

Yes, my weight has been coming off. My clothes are fitting better. I have enough energy.

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