Hopefully not too quick. It’s been 2 days and already I’m down 5 pounds. I’ve always heard that the way to keep weight off is to take it off slowly by making lifestyle changes that will stick with you for years to come.
Exercise has got me a little depressed, I keep thinking “Damn, I used to be able to do this stuff without a problem”. Now I just feel old and out of breath.
Is this really a goal that you can ever mark off as done? I haven’t had a drink in about 2 months now, but I still struggle with the thoughts that pop into my head sometimes like: “This would be so much more fun if I were drunk”,”I would’ve been able to get to sleep hours ago if I’d drank until I passed out”, or “I am much more fun to be around when I’m drunk”. I don’t know if I’m going to make it. Everyday is a challenge to keep myself convinced that this is the right thing to do. After all “it wasn’t hurting anybody”
So I started a new diet and exercise plan today… weighed in at 190lbs =( We’ll see how it goes. My one consolation is that my buddy from High School who was always thinner than I was is now 50lbs heavier so we are trying to lose weight together
So I’m signed up for my first 5k in 2 weeks. I don’t think I’ve given myself enough time to get in shape and I’m afraid I’ll make a poor showing. Well…nothing like a short amount of time to create a feeling of urgency in my daily run….
I recently realized I was up to 12-18 beers a night and skipping meals so I could afford to pay for alcohol… This was a problem and it was already seriously out of hand. So I have stopped completely. The first week was pretty rough, about 10 hangovers caught up to me all at once and I had trouble getting to sleep. Things have calmed down now and it looks like this goal is going to be achievable.