Originally Posted by iamsobroke
Height: 6' 0"
Start date January 3rd
Starting Weight: 299
Current Weight: 286
I have been heavy most of my life except in high school, where I lost about 65 pounds down to 160 while I was 16-18. after that it has been a steady rise up gaining about 140 in 9/10 years. My wife has been begging me to lose weight for the past 3 years, and even when we were dating I told her I would lose weight for the wedding. Well Needless to say I broke that promise, but something inside me clicked and told my wife I would start a Diet and Excercise routine starting the new year. Needless to say 8 days later i am down about 12-14 pounds. I am avoiding any and all kinds of starch for these first 2 weeks and eating lots of protein and veggies. I am not even tempted to cheat....yet. Hopefully that won't be an issue though. I just have to look at food as my drug, and i can't let it take a hold of me anymore. Needless to say I will enjoy taking a bite of a burger as a treat to myself after I get down to 220.
You have to give yourself at least one cheat meal a week. I generally do 2. Otherwise you might break down and go on a binge. We're only human.
Out of 21 meals a week, 1 cheat meal is less than 5% which won't impact your diet but keeps you sane.