I have always been somewhat conscious of my weight. I remember when I was 80 lbs. and I would hold down on the counter while weighing myself to add on some weight and make me feel a little bigger. It wasn’t long after that when I hit 100 lbs. I gained a lot of weight that year. In high school and college I played regular competitive sports and always kept at my ideal weight. In high school while playing basketball I didn’t have to do much work since I was a teenager with a fast metabolism who played ball all day long. In college, I wrestled and had to keep my weight exactly at my weight class limit. When I graduated, the activity slowed down considerably and over the last few years, I have packed on close to 50 pounds. It seems like a lot but when I was wrestling, I was at 7% body fat which is way below normal for the average person.
I finally got fed up 2 weeks ago when I had trouble getting into my pants. I looked around for a diet, started it up and I am glad to say that I have already lost over 8 lbs. If you are interested in the diet, you can find it on Tim Ferris’s blog. For those of you who are interested, in college i wrestled in the 165 and 174 weight classes and since graduation, i have gone up as high as 220. When I started the diet, I was 216 and I am currently about 207.
I came to the realization that dieting can be easy. Here are some of the things I have learned that can make your diet easier for you:
I am a typical person more or less that has always tried to get away with doing the absolute minimum to get by. In school, I did my assignments last minute, I barely passes some of my tests, I crammed for everything and didn't care about retaining any information. I always wanted to be successful and get lucky but my problem was that I thought that luck and chance were synonymous. One day, all that changed when i found out that there was more to "Luck". I learned that it was possible to make your own luck and that people that were "lucky", all had very similar characteristics. I made a conscious decision to become one of those lucky people and the world started to open up. It didn't happen overnight and I'm still not there yet but at least I know what to look for and what to do. Recognizing the opportunities to get lucky is only the beginning of the battle. Now I have to train myself to jump on every opportunity and one day be truly "lucky".