Sunday, January 18, 2009

Motivation Fuels Everything

It started out like many other goals. You talk big. You plan big. You tell everybody. Somewhere along the way, though, it fails.

I've always been baffled when I read about our country being one of the most obese lands in the world. Then again, I shouldn't, as our tendency to be selfish -- perhaps glutenous -- has ignited many problems, not just obesity.

Nevertheless in this information age, where anything is available in various venues of information-getting-hardware, it should be better. So, what better way to explore this problem than to do something about my 4o over -- lbs., that is. With a 5'9" frame, pushing 220 was not a good thing.

So, when people see me -30, the question is asked, "How did you do it?" I thought I post the modus operandi of our journey to lose and maintain weight.

It's very simple. Like you count your money, count your caloric intake. It's actually fun, once you get the hang of it, 'cause it may the only medium by which you are required to spend more than you bring in.

If you have $1,000 in the bank, naturally you don't want to spend $1,001. You'll be over drawn and have a lot of penalty fees. Of course, the counsel is to try and spend less and save some for a rainy day, something that may be obsolete in today's economy, but alas.

With calories it's the exact opposite. If you take in 2,000 calories in a day, you better be able spend them that day. If you don't, you're body naturally saves the calories -- especially the fat calories -- for its rainy day. That's were the bulge comes from. Yeah, so what?

It's that simple. If you can't spend the calories you eat, cut back or exercise more -- which ever is your best option.

Idaly and I have done both and together we're at -55, give or take a few pounds during the holidays.

Diets, pills, magic formulas don't mean squat if you can't understand the basic principle of weight maintenance.

Yes, it's that simple. Weight maintanance has eternally more to do with the motivation to do it than the "how to." Yout don't need expensive diets to be successful.

My blogging has been slow to-date, but with hopes of picking up. We've busy with many things personal, but I don't forget to post my thoughts.

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