I reached my goal weight on Saturday after 2 years of trying!
you know, after lurking on CF for a long term I recognised that there was information here that was not available around the yacht club bar. The difference being that on this site you can hear from people who have actually done what I want to do (a world cruise). Around the yacht club bar, you only hear an opinion form someone who hasn't done it. There is a vast difference between the quality of information available.
Then along comes this thread, something I do know a little about becasue I 've had a steady plan over about 2 years to get fit and, being lazy, I've done it with minimal effort. Not only that, I have created habits so that I am now not tempted by junk food at all. I am 53 years old and someone told my wife the other day they thought I was about 45. I'm not bragging, I'm trying to help you. I contributed to this thread up until about the middle of June, my last post being #57. I stopped posting
because everyone preffered to listen to the "yacht club bar" people who had all the solutions (and excuses), but were still fat. Rebel Heart posted some photos of how he now looks early on on this thread after biting the bullet and doing what it took to get fit. I have done it differently but surely our opinions are worth listening to in prefernce to the "yacht club bar".
Again, here's mine. You have to start thinking like a fit person. All I have done is say, what would a fit person be eating and eat like that fit person.
I combine that with about 10 minutes a day of floor exercises. When weight was not dropping I concluded that a really a fit person must be eating less than I was.
My daily food intake now cosists of:
1 bowl of oats or a couple slices of toast for breakfast
Normally a meat pie for lunch (an Aussie tradition, but not really healthy)
A medium sized bowl of cooked vegetables at night, sometimes with meat.
About 50% of the time I have a glass of wine with the evening meal and about once a week I will go out with friends to a restaurant and eat a 3 couse meal with them. If someone at work brings in cake to celebrate a birthday or whatever, I celebrate with them, so I can still enjoy what is normal life. I have just retrained my brain to think like a fit person. I've worked out that I can't think like a typical Aussie or American because we are the two fattest nations on earth.
You know saling around the world seems a bit too daunting for most of my firends. It's because they look at the enormity of the whole project. I have concluded that it will take me at least a couple of years but is really just combining days sails
, day after day while heading in the same direction. Getting fit is not much different, so trim your sails
and stay on course