As you can guess from the title, “My Weight Loss Experience”, this is going to be a very personal post… Maybe a bit of nostalgia, looking back at all these years 🙂
I have received emails about my last post, saying that many people lack of patience when they try to lose weight, compared to all these years of poor diet food and no exercise.
Hmm, apparently it was a bit rude…
No offense though. I had one example in mind when writing that, and as always, it’s a poor idea to generalize.
What can I say?
Well, I could say that if at some point you realize that, regarding your overweight, enough is enough, I totally understand, because I’ve experienced it years ago. I had something like 50 pounds to lose. I was happy in every aspect of my life, with my family first, my friends, my job.
Except that I had been gaining weight for years and years.
And it was not a problem. It came so progressively that it was not something we talked about. Easy life, busy life, good food, alcohol, nothing to worry about. No exercise by the way.
Until that day where I almost died due to this overweight.
Suddenly I realized the high price I had to pay now 🙁
And I’ve been very angry because I had been surrounded by doctors during all this time and nobody told me about the health risks. And remember, my wife is a doctor.
Now with the distance, frankly I don’t blame them.
Nobody forced me to have this lifestyle. Again, I was really happy with my life.
As you can guess, this new perception has started tough discussions with my wife and with friends 🙂
My conclusion was clear: it’s my life, sure, but it also affects my family, so I have to take real control of my health. I decided to get healthy as quick as possible.
And of course, I also wanted quick results…
So as you can see, if you’re currently trying to lose weight and you want quick results, I can fully understand…
My Weight Loss Experience
What I want to say now is that, with this mindset, I did all possible mistakes.
I decided to try by myself, without support, because I was angry. This was a real mistake.
I have tried all possible “magic diets”. When I think about it today, honestly it makes me laugh 🙂 Do you want an example? OK. I found somewhere a “miracle diet”: The Ultimate Fat Burning Soup! It was supposed to burn fat like crazy, but you had to eat this soup only, nothing else, for a whole week!
I did it… One weekend before vacation, I tried to convince my wife that we had to cook a huge quantity of this “miracle soup”! She refused and we didn’t talk for one week 🙂 But her reaction didn’t stop me: “you’re a big boy, go buy these veggies and cook it yourself”!
So during that week I’ve been eating this soup 3 times a day, from breakfast to dinner! And after a few days, even the smell in the kitchen was making me nauseous…
But I did it.
And guess what? No results of course.
I could go on with all other mistakes, but you get it.
I’m a stubborn guy.
I could also tell you how wrong I’ve been when starting the “exercise” part of my weight loss experience. I think I mentioned it already in my previous posts about running. All these efforts, for nothing! A pity.
OK, what I want to say with these embarrassing memories is that I can fully understand you.
But please, don’t do the same mistakes.
Because in the end, I finally managed to lose these extra pounds. Not by accident.
By doing the right things.
By asking for support.
By *really* applying the weight loss pillars, eat less and move more. In the right way, step by step.
And fortunately, one day, I came across one post about ephedrine and it changed my life.
I spent months learning everything about it and finally I decided to try, hesitating between hope and the memory of the past stupid attempts (magic pills, miracle diet and so on).
I’m happy I did it finally. Because it helped me a lot with my weight loss, but most importantly, because it gave me the opportunity to create this blog and to help many people.
And fortunately, to help you too.
Keep in touch,