The best thing to share is to share my own experience. Being 50 pounds over weight can be shared by many-a-man around the world. I want to share my story with you as a healthy way to lose weight for your wedding.
Many family and friends have signed up for Weight Watchers in the past. My wife and I have even done WW in the past. Therefore, we have all the info and books already. We didn’t need to purchase any info. If you have never done WW before, I would recommend at least signing up to get all the documentation. It doesn’t mean you need to go to the weekly meetings and weigh in. However, keeping track and counting points is vital to sticking to the diet.
It took about a month to get used to counting points but keep a journal. That way, you can always refer back to it when you can’t remember how many points a meal was when you have had it once before. In addition, if you like to eat out as much as us, go to Applebee’s. Applebee’s has a special WW menu with the points already on the menu for easy calculations.
The first 2 weeks I lost 10 lbs. The second 2 week, I lost 6 lbs. Then, I lost 4 and 4. Keep in mind that a healthy weight loss is 2 pounds per week! In 2 months, I lost 24 pounds.
One of the most important things during the diet I did was a simple exercise routine. I did cardio 5 days a week for 15-20 minutes per day. The medium is called the “urban rebounder”. The rebounder is a little trampoline I paid $60 for including the videos. When I first started, I couldn’t even get through the warm up. After a month, I can complete the basic workout. Remember, ALWAYS stretch before and after the workout.
In addition to the cardio, I also completed strength training 3 days a week. This included 12 exercises with dumbbells. The exercises included exercises like the shoulder shrug, curls, triceps extensions, military press, push-ups, etc.
So there you have it. If you have the determination to lose weight, you will with the right diet and exercise. I am a testimony to that!
I also wanted to mention….why Weight Watchers? On the diet, you can eat ANYTHING. However, you just need to account for it. WW also teaches everyone portion control.
Oh happy day,