Weight Loss Program Development

I need to change. I need to lose some weight…

I can’t seem to help it. I am in a pretty dark place right now…

This morning I feel like a whipped dog. I’ve had so many reversals this last couple of years. One day, it seems like I am doing well, and then it seems that next I was fighting fires, and big financial crises.

Next, I was broke and then….I was way beyond broke. In debt and sliding…I like to think that I am a fairly intelligent guy, but after all these years, I fear that my business and I will be going belly up and there’s not a thing that I can do about it.

I feel like I am caught up in an avalanche, with nowhere to go, but down with the flow.

So, where does a guy like me, in his sixties, nearly a senior citizen, … where do I start to get on the road back? Well, I decided that I was not going to just roll over and let “life” win.

This past month has been pretty tough times and I am getting sick of feeling sorry for myself.

I decided a couple of days ago that my health and energy was going to be priority one, and since I am back up to well over three hundred pounds, losing some flab would be as good a place as any to start.

I need to improve my energy levels and at the very least, my attitude towards the problem. At this weight, I really don’t feel like doing much of anything. I hit the sack before ten usually every night, awake three or four times a night regularly, and then get up about seven or seven thirty in the morning.

It is a struggle to get up even then with nine hours in the bed.

I am tired before noon, and when I am not working, I like to get a nap in. Nothing wrong with napping, just that I don’t get the energy surge that is supposed to go along with it. Anyway, if I want to turn things around, I have to build my energy back up first.

They say that when you are in a “mood” you should stop what you are doing and get moving. Interrupt the pattern so to speak. Walking seems to bring me around, so I think that I will go for a walk outside. That should do me some good. More later…

EDIT:
Through the magic of the internet, I am back now….continued.

Continued from this morning’s post…

Well, the fresh air got me thinking as it almost always does. I need a plan, something fresh to work on.

So, what’s my plan? How am I going to turn this whole thing around so that life is good again?

BTW, that is a good question for me to ask because my brain always seeks answers, and consciously working out a solution gets me some “fresh” thinking. The walking gave me an attitude adjustment and I feel much better….stronger in fact. Need to curb that negative self talk for sure…

While I was out walking, I started thinking. Will wonders ever cease? 🙂

Some ingredients I will need. Set a goal. Make my plans. Organize my resources. Execute step by step, the planned tasks.

Well, I already set the goal. Lose 100 pounds at a rate of at least one pound a week. Each week, I want to weigh less than the week before. Simple. I like simple…

Make plans to accomplish said goal.OK. Four ingredients for my weight loss success are:

1. Fitness Program – Body Weight Exercises/Walking/Jogging
2. Diet Program – My Version Of Low Carb Diet (some personal twists)
3. Motivation Planned & Commitment to Immersing myself in the program
4. Routine Created (Habit) – Discipline myself until success habits take hold.

OK. Good so far. Need to expand on them…and probably add some ingredients as I go along.

I am starting to feel better. Maybe I am starting to come alive again after all…