Funny thing about me, I will spend all my time restoring a boat, car, home, and give away all my time to others, yet never really focus on myself. In fact writing this story is strange, and you may find it surprising, but not a fan of putting myself out there. Sure, my boat, your boat, anything but me.
The day a couple of months ago when I had to jump in and help a capsized sailboat was the final straw. I was weazing and good god, looked at my photos and said. I am done! My bottom needs replacing! And a quick varnish job aint gonna solve the chin..s blob issue.
A couple days ago Mark K noticed that I may have lost some weight from the photo below. Well, the simple answer is yes. Close to 50lbs.
To be honest, at my age, being over weight is not a good thing and was starting to effect everything. I am in a very stressful carrier, and the way my brain works I can’t stop moving.
So how did I do it? First, I got help. I am not proud, clearly, and I couldn’t do it by myself.
I followed two pals who had done the same diet and loved it. Ideal Protein. I will add, that throughout my adult life I have tried them all and they are horrible. This one is easy and more about how I live and like to eat. YES! Chicken on a stick is OK.
No carbs at the start and then they phase in. I had steak last night, a salad and some grilled veggies. I feel great. I basecly eat like its 1948 like my boat. HERE is an article on the topic if you are interested. Its not about fat, salt or stuff like that. It’s about protein and no carbs. Not this kind BTW.
Now. Here is the potential deal killer for many. NO ALCOHOL! Carb! Now, 99% of diets are the same. And if you drink beer, then you made that deal with your gut already. It’s all done through medical folks and you go in once a week. For guys, it’s about 3-5lbs a week. No Oprah crap, just getting a job done. Like restoring a boat, it takes some time, but man when you are done!
The details are all over the internetter, so google it. There will be someone in you’re area that can help. I guess if it helps one of us in Woodyboaterville, then its worth it putting my double chins out there! It’s kinda cool and fits our lifestyle.
So that’s it, nothing special, but more than happy to answer any questions.