Sorry about the necropost, but I just did not want to start a new thread just dedicated to my
I just started using the calorie counter http://caloriecount.about.com
and I'm using the wii fit to get a start on some yoga and other exercises. I have put this off so many times, mainly because I worked out for a whole year in 2009 and lost no weight at all. It was heartbreaking. Yes I felt better, but I never really felt terrible until recently. I can tell I am getting worn out faster than I used to, and my drumming stamina has been affected in a very noticeable way. I never counted calories, so this might be a the thing that starts me off on the right path. It has done wonders for my wife.
I have unsuccessfully tried to cut sugar, carbs, soda (regular and diet) out of my diet in the past, but today I am drinking nothing except water and one natural diet ginger ale.
I am trying to take the same approach I did when I quit smoking. When I let go of the guilt of messing up, I finally conquered that addiction. Even if I went as far as going out and buying a pack, I would not let the cost justify smoking the pack. I gave packs away and soaked packs of smokes in water after only having one. After 2 years of struggling I beat it.
I guess the main culprit in not eating right has been my feeling that I barely drink, don't do drugs and do not smoke. Junk food, pop and candy are the only vices I have left. Why do I have to give that up? BECAUSE
I don't want to be fat and unhealthy anymore! It doesn't work when I feel I have so many things to do in my life before I die. I want to live, and I want to feel good again.
Hopefully I do it this time. Time is short...