Archive for the ‘weight loss’ Category

Please check this out…

February 11, 2012

I’ve added another blog covering health, exercise and fitness it’s called building for fitness. I look forward to feedback from all the wonderful followers of this blog. Thanks!

How I lost 40 lbs in 3 months…

January 8, 2012

(I posted this to my other website recently. Hope you enjoy it!)

On October 9th 2011, I turned 40. I didn’t freak out or think my life was over or anything of that sort. I did think about it being time to make some changes though. When I turned 30 I quit smoking and weighed about 180 lbs. Ten years later I weighed 225 lbs and had been all the way up to 250.  I knew it was time for another big change so this is what I did.

The first big change was what I was eating. I quit eating fast food, drinking milk and eating cereal. I also cut out peanut products and most alcohol as well. With these few changes I saw results quickly. I then started eating turkey burgers and beans most days with occasional other items as well. My body started changing shape quickly at this point.

Once the weight started coming off my energy level shot through the roof and my body just felt better. So, I was able to do more which burned even more calories. Things started to snowball as I worked harder on myself. I can even do a few push ups now which is amazing for me.

I finally hit the forty pound loss mark today. From 225 to 185. My body looks much different but still has room to improve. I hope to be able to add more to this story in the future. I’m planning on a spring 5k and even more aggressive running plans after that. I feel so amazing and hope that someone reading this will feel a sense of hope. It can be done.  Confidence grows with small successes!