|Start Weight:||(08 Feb 11) 195.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(10 Dec 12) 208.0 lb|
|Goal Weight:||175.0 lb|
following: mikecox99's own diet
performance: gaining 0.6 lb a week
40 yo Male. married 3 kids. Lost 60 lbs. Changed life. I was 235, BP issues, cholestoral... loved to eat...
started Slim4Life plan. between 600 and 2500 dlrs. but worth it. stuck to plan. changed the way I ate, but did not have to sacrifice any of the tasts I was use too. Just learned to get different portions.
Plateaued at 215 lbs. would fluctuate between 210 and 215 for a couple of months. No exercise btw....
then, began Phentermine under dr. care. and began walking 1 to 3 miles per day. still sticking to Slim4Life eating plan without supplements. got down to 205 and plateaued. Dr. suggested I count calories. Discovered FatSecret phone app and online interface. got down to 195.
In an unrelated issue, developed a bowl obstruction from a fluke fiberous growth around a link of my small intestine and went in the hospital for surgery to remove obstruction. Got a 20 lb boost in the hospital.
I'm 5'8 and right around 183 lbs. 32 inch waste (down from 38 inch. Never thought i would get here again. about to be 41 yo. Just joined an over 30 soccer team. doing well. no bp issues or cholestoral. I've tried every diet out there and spent lots of money. bought every piece of excercise equipment on tv and in the gym. have a basement full of equipment. But, lost all of my weight with good ole fashion diet and exercise.
Granted, I started by spending the money on Slim4Life, however, it taught me about portion control. I then when to the dr. plan, spent more money and lost some weight, however, it only got me so far. then, when all else got me only partially to my goal, I began good ole fashion calorie counting (watching what I eat) and walking 2 - 4 miles per day. morning and sometimes adding the evening walk.
Now its a part of my life and I maintain without struggle. and if I still want to splurge occassionally, I do. and I enjoy. Really.... I just don't do it everyday like I used to.