About a year ago now, I decided I was done being big. I had raging high blood pressure, started getting knee and ankle problems, and knew I needed a big change. Many will remember when I first joined and was healing from foot surgery and daily on pain meds for nerve damage and a collapsed arch. The weight made this worse, naturally.
I felt…well, just terrible, and the irony was that for eating “anything I want,” I still didn’t really enjoy my food. The motivation was, ironically, the same hedonist mindset that motivated me to overeat, but was tempered with the knowledge that if I wanted to enjoy my life in the here and now, I’d need to moderate so that I could have the best of both worlds. It’s amazing what you can do when you’re ready!
The change began June of last year. Now, I am quite literally a changed man. Just wanted to share how I did it and let everyone know that there is hope. Dropping serious pounds can be done by anyone, and without as much difficulty as you’d think…
That's an incredible transformation! Congratulations on it.
I've been struggling with weight loss for the past year or so, and while I've been able to keep from getting fatter, and I feel somewhat healthier, I really haven't lost much weight. (Down to ~290 from a high of 310.)
Never heard of, or tried a one meal a day approach, except unintentionally. How long did it take you to start noticing a significant change, from switching to it?
Congratulations. Stay with it. Keep the mindset for the future.
All my adult life, from teens to early 50's I ate only one meal a day and I walked every day. After the stroke I stopped walking and ate more. My blood sugar was going up and I was pre-diabetic. I switched to vegetables, salads and fruit. No processed foods, sugars, etc. I am not pre-diabetic any more and even though I still do not walk, I lost weight.
When a person reaches their bottom, they do something about it, or they die. Glad to see you did something about it.
Ive known people that have lost hundreds of pounds and went through absolute agony to achieve it. Hang in there and dont give up. The worst is far behind you and you should be proud of your accomplishment.
Rusty I want to congratulate on a huge accomplishment, I have been trying joined a gym a year ago watch what I eat and no luck one of my specialist want me to get a gastric sleeve , my primary doesn’t because he has seen a lot of complications with type 1 diabetics I also have had one knee replacement and putting of the other as long as humanly possible so I understand what a great accomplishment you have made! You sir are true inspiration to me!
Congrats! Glad you found a way that works for you. That’s just the point, there’s no universal answer for everybody, you gotta find one that just fits your own style. We’re humans, not mass produced 501Bs.
To those concerned, no, I am not having to “keep on” or “fight” staying on the path. The change has set and I doubt I will ever go back to multiple meals. For the first time in my life, I’m not thinking about food all day!
The challenge is now - no joke - getting enough to eat in one meal to maintain! Seriously, it’s a challenge I never thought I’d face! And what a challenge!
Keep it going and don’t give a f* about anybody who is trying to talk you out of your way.
There are tons of possible ways, neither is better.
You found your way which is working.
Keep going and don’t slack off your whole entire life. This is something just achieved with a complete change of your mindset but as I see this already happened to you and might be the reason you’re now successful.
I’m from Germany and here we’re right now facing the first wave of obesity I call it “the american way”.
My personal opinion is that you can boil it down to sugar. All the sugar and especially the high corn sirup which is added to all processed food is in my opinion the beginning of the end… It doesn’t mean that you should avoid it, you just should not consume it vast quantities. It’s always the raw amount you’re consuming. Problem is, that this sugar/sirup is added to the food to seduce you to eat more. (Salt is also something you should be aware of!)
When I was in NYC last year, I was amazed what food you’re getting in NYC. It’s possible to eat healthy but it’s way more difficult than in Germany.
Now think of NYC as one of the “healthier” cities…
Dunno what to do but the food producing companies are going crazy in the states (my opinion) and I don’t know if regulation might be a possible option.
Edit: One example in NYC: We ordered two bagels with cream cheese. In the end we thought about ordering one bagel with cream cheese and three plain ones. The cream cheese would be sufficient for four bagels. :party: For me and my wife, NYC could be cheap, just order one regular one and three plain something and you have your meal! :bigsmile:
The portions are ginormous!!! Never ever seen such big ice cream buckets, Coke bottles and so on. What one person in the USA is consuming should be enough to feed two persons here in Germany. (And we’re also not third world)
BTW, I’ve been a little fatter as a kid, started to do sports and kept my weight always below 75kg/165lb at a height of 1,75m/5,7ft. Right now I’m excercising at least three times a week in a gym just with small weights and my bodyweight and doing more freestyle stuff. So the weight and the problems with it are way bigger in the US as here in Germany albeit it’s starting here also…