For years I’ve been overworked, underpaid, and spending much more of my time worrying about taking care of others than I have been on taking care of myself.
Here I am today. In the last month I’ve gone from about 468lbs to 458. My goal. To lose 200lbs in 1 year.
On TV, the fat people have stashes of Twinkies, 48oz soft drinks, and eat six hamburgers at one setting. I’m not one of those people. I probably could eat it all, but I don’t.
I’ve never understood why I can eat the same as a skinny person and yet I gain a bunch of weight while they lose.
My diet so far today has consisted of the following:
- 1 High Protein Slim fast for breakfast
- 1 bowl of Raisin Bran Crunch w/2% skim milk.
- 7 pitted prunes as a snack
- and I’m eating an apple as I type this.
- at about 6pm I’ll have a V8 (low sodium)
- I’ve already had about 3 cans of diet pepsi. I love the stuff. I’m hooked. At least it’s 0 Cal.
- Tonight I’m having chicken/n/dumplins (whole wheat) soup. With whole wheat crackers.
Granted this isn’t the diet that got me to where I am today.
My normal workday consisted of getting to work late (oversleeping) … with no breakfast. I’ve always hated “breakfast food.” I would have an energy drink or soft drink… then being hungry for lunch around 1pm.. Sometimes I’d simply too busy to eat. As CEO, I was constantly “putting out fires.”
Lunch would be whatever was available, if I had lunch at all.
If I had lunch, and a little downtime, I would often crash for a 5 to 20 minute nap. People wondered if I had sleep apnea. I could be working with my fingers on the mouse or keyboard and be sound asleep with just my eyes closed.
Usually I was so busy that I wouldn’t even be able to think about dinner until after work, and that was at least six or 7pm nightly. Sometimes a couple hours later.
Then I’d crash. After dinner my body would simply give out. I’d wake up an hour or so later and sometimes work until 2 or 3am in the morning and start all over. Sometimes I’d get hungry and eat again at about 1 or 2am before falling asleep for the night.
This resulted in about 1lbs and week over a 4 to 5 year period.
I’d crave filling foods like pasta, rice, and beef or chicken.
Now I’m really not sure what to do now.
I can’t do the atkins diet… I’m pretty certain that part of the reason why I gain weight so easily is due to the hormones that people pump into cows and chickens in order to make them fatter.
This ticks me off. We’re a nation that loves hamburgers, fries and a shake. 2 of the 3 come from hormone pumped cows. If it’s not that, then it’s pizza. Who does’nt love pizza? It’s covered in cheese.
I love cheese, any kind.. philly, cottage, cheddar, moz. I like it plain, melted, stacked, drizzled, and just about any conceivable way that it is delivered.
Likewise, yogurt, ice cream, and butter… who doesn’t love butter popcorn! Studies show that even the smell of butter popcorn can make you hungry.
Obviously “The Tony Diet” is going to have to be less of what I like and more of what I don’t.
Possibly… I do like raw fruits, some raw vegetables, and for some reason I like fish.