I am getting fit-ish. I HATE to exercise, I was in the military and feel like I have done more than my fair share. This is not lazyness I just dislike the "lack of fun" it is for me. I also do not weigh myself because I do not care. I will weigh what I weigh. I am going to share how I am loosing weight and getting in shape.
A few months ago my wife was diagnosed with diabetes, not severe but she was prescribed some meds which she did take for all of 2 weeks. She is now off the meds and her A1C (blood sugar average) is that of a normal persons. While this is good we found that homebrew was causing her blood sugar to spike. I now make diabetic friendly beer. link to that thread: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f14/diab...cusion-314858/
While this does not remove calories it does lower the carbs. Also most of these brews are 5% ABV or less. I do not count my beer intake against anything because I am going to drink as much as I will. Nothing is going to change that fact however I do not drink beer everyday. I live in the land of binge drinkers and that is how it happens.
The other non-beer related things we did was a MASSIVE diet and lifestyle change. Since I was getting big and was not going to cook 2 separate meals for us to eat things individually, I went on the diet by default. This is it in a nut shell:
- There is nothing with real sugar or corn syrup in it, in our home, unless it is in fruit/veggies naturally. When we are forced to buy foods that have sugars we get the kind that has the lowest amount. READ LABELS. This is not as easy to do as it sounds. As a rule if a serving would have 10 sugars or more we do not get that item.
- We count carbs. 3 - 30 carb or less meals and 2 - 15 carb snacks a day.
- Eat seafood 2 times a week (We have been really doing this 1 time but aim at 2.)
- Plate portions. We cheat a little on this but we aim to have cooked meat be the size of a deck of cards, green veggies or salad take up 1/2 the plate and then we have a side of a different veggies or mushrooms.
If this was not all that complex I have a bad food allergy. I am allergic to everything in the nightshade family so we never buy potatoes, eggplant or any pepper other than black peppercorns and the wife gets tomatoes. If I eat any of those foods I bleed through my skin, in tiny little droplets and/or get small bumps and itch like crazy. Potatoes are the worst offender and in the winter months I am more susceptible to the allergy, I can not even eat foods from a deep frier because there was french fries in the oil. Needless to say eating out is an EPIC undertaking for us so it is done VERY seldom.
The wife is down 26 pounds and I have gone down 2 pant sizes from this diet alone. This was not a miraculous weight drop it was slow over the last few months. I did not just wake up one day and found I was overweight, it happened slowly so I do not expect to loose it at a crazy fast rate.
The wife started to take Zumba classes and is now starting hooping (Hula hooping and Zumba mixed). She loves to go to the classes and does so about twice a week. I however have no interest in that at all so I have not been exercising.
I recently have joined a local foam fighting group and have been to 2 practices this week and am CRAZY happy about the game. I am not the oldest player but most of these people are collage age. We use DIY weapons/shields that are harder than Nerf weapons that are inspected and are deemed safe before every battle day. We also follow a strict safety first policy. We wear period clothes (or try to) and that is where the "role playing" ends. This is a fighting game not a RP game. I have no interest in RP so this was a perfect fit for me and it has given me a bunch of new DIY projects.
I have never run, jumped, swung, and taken/exchanged hits so much in my life and short of a few activities I would rank this with the most exhausting things I have ever done.
This is working for me and mine. Your results may vary and not all diet lifestyle style change will work for everyone. Dropping weight fast is unhealthy and can be dangerous. I wish all those trying to get and stay fit the best in their fitness regime, whatever that may be.