I know why the weight loss industry is a billion dollar market.

It’s because it’s F’ing hard! Every where you go someone has a weight loss plan or eating style that will change your life. Even someone like me who has had gastric sleeve still has doubts. The weight loss industry is a never-ending supply of pills, books, shakes and plans. Which one should you try? For me gastric sleeve was the option to save my health. Even though I am losing weight doesn’t mean I feel like a success. I still struggle with the right choices. Go work out or eat a wheel of brie cheese?

How do we change a lifetime of habits? What path do we walk? That is what I have been struggling with the last 2 months. I want to eat a plant-based lifestyle for a healthy heart. However, I also want a cold beer and some buffalo wings. I have often heard you cannot stick to a plan that doesn’t allow a few exceptions. But what is a few? A few meals or a few days? If I eat well during the week can I splurge on the weekend? Common sense tells me no. I have to develop habits that are healthy and help me reach my goal.

So as I struggle with mid-life weight gain and less energy I will keep searching. Thanks to my 50+ pound weight loss I do believe that a long and healthy life is in the cards. It is just finding that balance. Getting into that routine where fitness, eating and life go hand in hand. Again I appreciate your time. If you have any suggestions please don’t hesitate.

Oh, last thing if you read my last post on speed dating, the date turned out to be a dud. Oh well, it was fun and I have hope!’

Take care,

M

What’s your poison?

Let’s talk about drinking and weight loss. Everyone knows that alcohol is not the best when you are trying to get healthy. Empty calories are not something you need. However, if drinking has always been part of your social circle how do you eliminate it? Do you need to eliminate it? There are many different ideas and opinions. I had a male friend who quit drinking beer and lost 25 pounds in what seemed like 2 days. Not accurate but frustrating for some of us. I once quit drinking for 3 months and gained 10 pounds. So what is the answer?

¬†After my decision to get healthy and change my life I cut out a lot of drinking. Not that I had an issue but I was most definitely a social drinker. So when weight loss was an absolute must I didn’t know what to do. Should I switch to low carb drinks or wine or vodka? I made the decision to switch to wine and cut way back. This was my choice. What about you? If health and weight loss is your goal how do you handle liquor? Did you cut it out or scale back? My goal is to have long and healthy life. Some studies say wine is not a bad option. What do you think? What plan do you follow? Can you lose weight and stay healthy and still enjoy happy hour?

Interested in your reply.

M