My aim has been to lose over 100 pounds. My starting weight was very high. I have 47 pounds to go. I started in February of 2007 with Sandra Ahten's podcast The Reasonable Diet. The point is that I started in February with a broken foot, I started with minor adjustments to my food intake (measuring/weighing) and doing 15 minutes of walking three times a week and 15 minutes of rapid breath of fire (yoga) once a week. I have encountered plateaus along the way but I always turn to information to help me out of those. One plateau was over 8 months. I finally decided I was going to be the fittest fat person you ever saw. I bought a heart rate monitor and I discovered Cathe Friedrich. She is the best fitness instructor that I know(not personally). I also decided to give a different technique a try. That technique is calorie cycling. It seems to work for me.
Sandra uses aim to describe the three aspects of weight loss. Aim stands for accountability, information and motivation. I use fitday, spark, and a paper journal as well as my blog for accountability. For information, I use magazines, podcasts, books, and television for source material. For emotional support I turned to Eckhart Tolle's A new Earth and I took up yoga. I also experiment and take detailed notes on what does and does not work. I weigh and measure my food so I really know what is going on. Not just a guess. I also use my heart rate monitor for accountability with my workouts. It keeps me honest about the duration in my target heart range. For motivation I primarily use the podcasts. First it was Sandra Ahten's Reasonable Diet, then it was Inside Out Weight loss, and now its The Daily Boost. I also use Podrunner, and Podrunner intervals as well as "Podcast for Running." I am not a true runner yet, I wog. But, someday I would like to be a true runner. I am really looking forward to that. I even enjoyed listening to The Two Gomers run a half marathon. They were hilarious, especially in the beginning when they didn't know what they were doing. They could have named themselves the two goobers.