Check and see how 100 lbs magically transferred from me to my son. I lost it in one year. Took him 5 to take it on in height and weight – wow!
Posts Tagged ‘weight loss’
Posted by pjcloud9 on October 21, 2010
Posted by pjcloud9 on August 17, 2009
Dear Time Magazine:
RE: August 17, 2009 cover story “The Myth Abouth Exercise”
Back in the spring of 2005, my dream was to lose 100 lbs and wear “normal size pants” that I could buy in a store instead of online, while still eating cake and other assorted pastries, of course – as any normal American would strive for. It took me one year to do it, but I was successful. And three and a half years later, I have kept it off. At first I just started walking, eating more vegetables and less sugary snacks. Then four months later I started doing the elliptical trainer instead of walking. Then five months after that I started running instead the elliptical. Then a few weeks later I signed up for a triathlon with five months to train – and that was that! Since the summer of 2006, I have finished fifteen triathlons and several other running and duathlon races. I even got third place in my age group/category in the Life Time Fitness Minneapolis Triathlon in 2008 & 2009!
I think is extremely dangerous for a publication of your stature and influence to take a melange of interesting, thought-provoking studies and twist them into an article that purports that exercise is not where it is at to lose weight. I would contend that if any of us tried hard enough, we could find some study anywhere supporting our point of view, no matter how outlandish. I am living proof that exercise and diet are a powerful combination.
I am no scholarly expert, but it seems pretty common sense exercising is not something people should be discouraged to do. It builds physical strength and endurance. It builds mental toughness. It enhances cognition. I am 37 years old and I am in the best shape of my life because I have committed to eating well and exercising regularly. I accomplished my weight loss while working at a Fortune 100 company’s corporate offices with a forty plus hour per week demanding job, two young children at home, and living the commuter life in the suburbs. I contend I could not have been so successful at work and at home were it not for the exercise portion of the equation. Take a look for some studies that support that.
Posted by pjcloud9 on April 6, 2009
One issue that people have when facing the daunting task of losing weight and getting in shape is thinking that there is a quick fix, a miracle of some kind that they can pursue, rather than putting in the hard work. I am here to tell you – SORRY – that is simply not the case!