Friday, February 16, 2001

I'm overweight and need idea's for good exercise plans to keep to Ect?

I've just gone 18 on the 8th this month so not too long ago and I promised my better half for my health sake I will lose weight but I wanted to do it my way with little help from her (A man thing?) but I'm also musician and currently in a band who play live sometimes and I feel very uncomfortable on stage so I wish to do something about it but I want to keep up to it.

I've been overweight since I was about 6 years old, hardship at school and love of junk food but my body build is naturally larger, I'm built like a rugby player as my friend says, large shoulders ect, I'm not using this as an excuse to why I'm overweight I know it's my fault why I'm overweight but now I'm going to set that right.

What I'm hoping you nice people can do for me is give me advice tipsip's on what to do to fit a 'diet' into daily life, what I can do with hours I'm normally let's say bored at home playing a video game ect ect.

How often should I exercise? just to lose weight for now, and stuff I could do at home would be appreciated, but also to fit in with daily life, like getting off the bus a stop earlier?

Mottipson tip's? What could I do (Or what did you do) to keep you're self motivated? Keeping myself to the diet will I'm guessing be the hardest patipsny tip's?

What could I Replace Fizzy Drinks with? I'm a heavy Coke drinker and can drink 1ltr to 2ltr in day, I normally drink it in pint glasses.

I only eat Breakfast, Dinner and Tea, maybe a Orange in-between but I eat fairly large portions, for E.g. today I had a 4 Slices of Toast with Cheese Spread for Breakfast & a large bowl of Salad, 6 pieces of Garlic Bread and two Turkey Steaks for tea, what could I do to help cut down on this and maybe replace it with? I have a large stomach :D

Thanks for reading, I look forward to reading your replies, Please share your personal experiences and what you did, what you found helped weight loss and what didn't ect ect thanks all
- Dean

Answer on I'm overweight and need idea's for good exercise plans to keep to Ect?

The most important thing is to start by forgetting the word fast. Weight loss, toning and fitness are lifestyle issues and never amenable to quick fixes. Do you see the box near the top of the page?
The one labelled 'Search for questions: '?
Well type in 'lose weight'.
You will find over 518,682 pre-existing questions.
Try the misspellings 'loose weight' and there are another 119,033
In all there are over 637,715 Health section questions requesting solutions to being or thinking you might be overweight.
On average these each yield 6 answers, that is nearly 4 million answers.
(Without searching for any other variations on the question!)

I can usefully summarise these answers in 4 words:

EAT LESS DO MORE. Are you desperate enough to try this???