- Posted December 31, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Your 'Aha' weight-loss moments
Old yes, but not old and FAT!
The biggest challenge is I am undisciplined and hedonistic.
What did I do? I went to war against my evil angels. I joined online competitions to lose weight. I threw out all bad food from the fridge and pantry. I conned my wife into joining me, pleading that we both needed to be skinny and agile if we were to enjoy our “old age” with any youthful dignity.
I bought techie tools to count every calorie and body movement -- like we were rats in a lab. I own a pedometer that informs the whole world of the miles I walk and the hills I climb. The calorie counter is part of a network of fellow weight losers who tune into, monitor, and comment on everyone’s progress.
I sought out and have hung around skinny people and aimed to do everything they did. I joined a walking club for weekly jaunts, took up tennis, biking, hiking, and joined a gym.
At my desk, I no longer sit. I stand.
About food, our priorities- are in this order: low-glycemic, low bad-carb, and somewhat low fat. We eat six 200-300 calorie meals a day.
I maintain the weight of 160-163 pounds with weekly weigh-ins and respective calorie adjustments.
The most important motivation for staying "skinny" is to keep feeling REALLY GOOD inside and outside -- physically, psychologically, and emotionally. So what’s the payoff: Well, more sex, more business, more fun, more engagement in life.