I might as well join in too since I started a diet a couple weeks ago.
I’ve always been overweight, ever since before I even started school but am generally easy going enough about it that it doesn’t bother me too much. That all changed about six to eight months ago when I weighed myself at the local hospital where I work and found out that I weighed 350lbs. Scared out of my mind that I’ll become one of those 600lb guys that needs a crane to get out of my house, I immediately went on a diet and lost 40lbs in about a month and a half.
I fell off the wagon a little while after that but managed to stay around that weight until the present. What made me start back on the diet is meeting someone online that I hit it off with and hope to meet this coming April, so I started back on my diet. I’m hoping that in ten months, I’ll be able lose a hundred pounds or so. I have no idea how feasible that is, but I’m dieting hardcore right now.
I’ve cut out sodas (which I love), am drinking at least two liters of water a day (which I hate), eating as little as possible and avoiding meat, cheese, and bread as much as I can. Yesterday, all I had was a banana, two liters of water, some turnip greens cooked in boullion(sp?), half a spaghetti squash with that calorie and fat free spray butter, and a small piece of pork tenderloin.
That’s about typical of my diet unless I happen to get the munchies, in which case, I’ll either binge on pretzels, fruit, etc. or eat junk food but try to limit it.
What I really need to do now is excercise but that’s something I’ve never done so I don’t know how to start. Over the past week, I’ve been doing alot of stuff that I’ve just made up (lots of arm and leg movement… my biceps are firming up a bit) but I don’t have the money for a gym membership since all my free money is going to saving for my trip and I’m too self conscious to excercise in front of other people anyway.
Whew… okay. I’m finished rambling.