My goal is to lose 100 pounds. I am planning to move from 260 pounds down to 160 pounds. I am documenting my whole weight loss adventure here on MBthin.com and on YouTube so that you can see exactly how I do it.
If you would like to lose weight yourself – whether you want to lose 10 pounds or 250 pounds yourself – I would love for you to join me. I can help you by answering questions, and also by showing you the exact techniques and tools I am using.
If you want to lose weight yourself, follow these easy steps:
Exercise 1 – Commit to losing the weight, and create your goal sheet
This video contains your first exercise – create your goal sheet and post it somewhere prominent in your house. In this exercise, you commit to the idea of losing weight, you find your weight goal, and you lay out your personal reasons why you need to lose weight, in writing. Your First Exercise.
Exercise 2 – Document your current fat self
This video contains your second exercise – document your current position. In this video I document my current position, so you can see how it is done. Also notice (at least I notice it when I re-watch this video) that I am really disgusted with myself… angry that I have let myself go, and that it has gone this far. This anger/disgust can act as a good motivator, so go with it. Your Second Exercise.
Exercise 3 – Get started with a food diary
This video contains your third exercise – start keeping a food diary. A food diary lets you understand how many calories you are eating, and where the calories are coming from. You will begin to notice a direct one-to-one correlation between what you eat and how much you weigh. You will learn so much about yourself! Your Third Exercise.
So you start your food diary… Now you have to keep it up! You have to be consistent. It will take a week or two to form the habit, but stick to it! It only takes a few minutes each day. If you keep it up, you will learn so much about yourself – you will be able to see exactly why you are obese, and perhaps you will be able to exert control over the process. For some people (I am not one of these people, but for some people…), a food diary is all they need to solve their obesity problem. With the information they learn from the food diary, they are completely able to gain control and start losing weight.
What if you are having trouble getting started with a food diary? Watch this video for inspiration: Check out this amazing weight loss graph
Exercise 4 – Get started with a low-carb diet
Your fourth exercise is to modify your diet so that you can gain better control of your eating. This page describes how to get started with a low-carb diet: How to low-carb diet. The big benefit of a low-carb diet is that it lowers your appetite and therefore reduces hunger pangs, cravings and binge eating. For me, once I am successfully in a groove with a low-carb diet, I can go for hours without even thinking about food – it seems like a miracle. I am able to combine a low-carb diet with a food diary and easily run a calorie deficit day after day after day.
Exercise 5 – Learn about fasting, and in the process learn a great deal about your mind, body and appetite
Your fifth exercise is to learn about fasting, and to therefore gain the many benefits that come with fasting. Obviously, if you can go for a day or three without eating anything, you will lose weight. Fasting provides the ultimate calorie deficit because calories in equal zero. But there are also amazing health benefits, and you also gain a new level of control over your mind and body in the process. You really should give fasting a try! Watch this video: How to Fast.
It references this BBC documentary called, “Eat, Fast and Live Longer”:
More to come…
Here are my status reports so far, so that you can see my progress on this program.
- Week 1 status report – I lost 9 pounds in one week
- Week 2 status report – I lost 4 pounds in one week. 13 pounds down, 87 more to go!
- Week 3 status report – I lost 4.5 more pounds this week, for a total of 17.5 pounds gone.
- Week 4 status report – I lost 2.8 pounds, for a total of 20.4 pounds in 4 weeks.
- Week 5 status report – I lost 1.8 pounds, for a total of 22.2 pounds in 5 weeks.
- Week 6 status report – I lost 3.3 pounds (while on vacation!), for a total of 25.5 pounds in 6 weeks.
- Week 7+8 status report – I lost 4.8 pounds in 2 weeks, for a total of 30.3 pounds lost in 8 weeks.