I Was The Biggest Loser

Posted on June 21, 2010
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As I get older, I realize that things that didn’t used to bother me about my body, now do. My spouse and kids are the most important things in my life. {I’ve been heavy all my life.~I have struggled with weight issues most of my life.~For as long as I can remember, I have been overweight When When I was younger I was always considered stocky , but not fat. By the time I hit thirty and stepped on a scale I found out that my weight had almost doubled since I turned twenty one. I can’t look back on my life and tell you when I gained weight. I just got settled into an unhealthy routine that made my waistline grow. I have read the message boards at the biggest loser weight loss forum and seen this story repeated by many different people, most of us don’t know how and why we get into the shape that we do.
I was watching television and was inspired by the contestants on the Biggest Loser to do something about my life. I was confident that I could accomplish my goal if I wanted to. I very rarely have let any obstacles in my way stop me from doing what I wanted. My wife is also heavy. We discussed our weight and the need to do something. We knew that it was going to take more than a six pack ab exercise program, but we weren’t sure exactly what we were going to do until we started to talk to some of the people at the church that we attended and found out they had the same desire to lose weight that we did. So we formed a weight loss group and began our journey.
One thing I quickly learned was that the pressure of weighing in every week was very motivating. I was determined to lose more than at least one person. I wanted to be near the top. Because of my nature, I prefer winning and felt that it was something that I could do.
Shortly after we started the Monday night program, my wife sought out some information about how to lose weight on the internet at sites such as http://www.fatlossfactor.com, and she was able to develop a diet and exercise program that we could follow. I was able to do my program in my basement. When I began my routine I was only able to do about twenty minutes at a time. I just could not handle a 45 minute to 1 hour workout.
Our family began eating very differently. I was never much for eating three balanced meals a day since before I can remember. My wife and I read that the best way to diet is to eat less but to do it more often so we adopted that approach.
When I first stated my exercise routine I was able to exercise every other day during the week. They lasted anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes. My caloric intake was set around two thousand per day and I worked too stick by that. I was very unsure how well I had done when our group got together. I felt like I had done the right things, but the scale would tell the truth. So I stepped on the scales and saw the numbers. The result was a double digit weight loss, almost eleven pounds. Nothing could hide my jubilation.
We kept meeting and my weight kept dropping by a few pounds each time. My weight loss was tied to the amount of time I spent working out. I found that if I worked harder at my exercise routine and was more vigilant in watching what I eat, I would see a bigger drop.
When I first started losing weight, I was unsure what good it would do for me. Eventually, my clothes did not feels so tight. I found myself not getting tired as quickly. I was amazed at how just a little working out improved my energy levels. My blood pressure was dropping with my weight. I have not gotten as thin as I would like, but my family will all get there eventually. But I was making progress. I might not be surrounded by millions of viewers, but I feel like I am still a champion.

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