I have always had an ongoing battle with my own weight, however a few years ago I managed to lose those excess pounds.
I have always liked the wrong types of food and drinks and as a result have have always been on the large side. I have to be very careful what I eat as I seem to gain weight very easily. In my life I have tried many weight loss programs or diets, however I have always looked for a way of losing weight without having to resort to starving myself or by having to do huge amounts of exercise.
I am not sure if you are like me, but I have always been annoyed and frustrated with people who seem to be able to eat seemingly huge amounts of food, without getting fat. I am sure I eat half as much as these people but am still twice their size, it is not fair! That was until a couple of years ago.
I decided I needed to find my own weight loss program. I had to be realistic, I was aware that I did very little exercise and that I liked all of the wrong types of food. I loved the taste of fast food, this was only because of my busy lifestyle though. One of my biggest problems though was that I liked snack food, such as peanuts, chocolate and crisps. I also liked alcohol as this helped me to gain confidence.
I knew that most people would advise me to stop eating all of these fatty type foods, especially the pizzas and chips. They would also no doubt, advise me to join a gym and to go jogging every morning. Get real! Those gyms are full of thin people, if I go jogging I might get mugged, and I am sorry but life would not be worth living without my weekly pizza!
I decided that what I would do is to basically eat a healthy type breakfast, which would be cerial or toast. I would have a fairly light lunch, such as a sandwich, however for my evening meal I could eat whatever I wanted. The main thing and most difficult to implement would be the fact that I would be no longer eating between meals. The snacks had to go!. I am not trying to say that this was easy to do, however I had a need and was determined to lose weight.
For exercise I decided to leave the car at home, wherever possible, and walk to more places. I also started taking my children to the park more often. At the park we would play games such as football, cricket and baseball. It is amazing how much weight you can lose by having fun.
These things were what helped me to lose all of my weight and to reach a size I was happy with.