Tuesday, December 06, 2005

How I Did It.

Okay- since you asked here it is.

A few years back I went to my doctor and found out I have high blood pressure, an irregular heartbeat and I needed to lose weight too- a significant amount of weight to take the strain off my heart and I needed to de-stress.
I asked him about giving me either a specific diet to follow or a pill to help with my energy level.
He told me NO PILLS. He did give me a very easy diet to follow- and I DID and it WORKED.

Here is the diet.....

No Sugar(weight)
No pork-(BP)
Minimum Starches
Eat all the fruits and veggies I want- especially raw veggies and fruits.
Limit red meat-no more than 3 times a week.
Drink at least 8-8oz glasses of water a day.
No caffeine.

That's it.
I followed it and was walking up and down 5 flights of stairs three times a day doing my job as a courier supervisor. And I LOST the weight. It stayed off for three years and then slowly I have gained a significant amount back.
Not all of it-THANK GOD!!- At that time I weighed 267.

I actually lost down to 145 before I started gaining it back- but the 67 pounds in the 4 months was GREAT and faster than I ever dreamed. It seems that the more you have to lose- the quicker you have a significant loss.

So now I find myself again overweight, stressed, and with my heart skipping beats again occasionally, so I figure- it worked once...... And yes, I went to the doctor a couple or so months ago and he fussed at me about gaining again and warned me about the implications of not following his advice. So I have his okay to go for it again.

Anyway- That's how I did it.

And how I will do it AGAIN!!!!!!


Vicarious Living said...

Damn that's impressive - weight loss is an accomplishment, good job! And thanks for the post!

MC Etcher said...

You can do it!

Knowning that you did it before has to help, too!