I have recently lost 120 pounds, most of it sine moving to Colorado. Losing the weight has given me my health back, increased my energy level and has gotten me off a cupboard full of medications. I was able to do so by changing my diet and exercising.
To change my diet I had to think about food in a whole new way. Instead of feeling deprived of the foods I like to eat, I now think about how the food I eat is going to affect my body. It’s simple, the food I eat is either going to help my body or hurt it. I now try and make my diet full of fresh fruit and vegetables and healthy grains, nuts and lean meat. I try and avoid processed food when possible. But eating healthy isn’t enough.
By changing my diet I was able to lose around 30 or 40 pounds and then my weight loss slowed down. It wasn’t until I moved to Colorado and started using a bicycle as my main mode of transportation that the rest of the weight came off. I now often walk or ride at least 10 miles a day, and often do more. I also choose activities which will keep me on my feet. I now have more energy and stamina than most of the people around me.
I still have more weight to lose to be considered in perfect health, but the difference between now and then is amazing. I encourage everyone to make getting healthy their new years resolution. Here’s to your health!