I will be sharing with you here some motivational tips for weight loss along with my own personal story. The tips actually helped me shed the much-needed weight.
So I thought that I would write them down on this blog in the hope, they really help someone who may be having a stressful time of late during their weight loss attempt.
Maybe you have started your campaign or maybe you have yet to start it? Whichever one I hope you will find this story inspirational and the tips very helpful.
I will not go into my accident all that much in this post as you can read all about it in my about me page. There you can read all about the traumatic times which I faced.
Now as I have said before I started off fine, fit and very healthy. But, after I became disabled, the weight simply started to pile on me and my diet was not helping me in the slightest.
You see before my accident I had not eaten healthily if I am honest. Chocolate, crisps and pizzas and such like.
You see, I lived in the town by the name of Cheltenham. This was what is known as a regency town on account of its very old and quite frankly beautiful architecture.
There was, however, one major problem with this quaint town. It was a student town consisting of 8000 students and only around 14000 full-time residents (Correct at the time I lived there.)
Motivational Tips For Weight Loss – University
I was actual a partner in a relationship there and she was attending the university, It was the year that all the polytechnics changed over to universities.
Because of her friends both the friends I had made we became a part of a large social scene. This involved a lot of drinking, nightclubs, loud music and generally partying when not at work.
Now, although I was enjoyed this carefree lifestyle, my weight was never an issue. For whatever I ate or drank had no physical effect on me whatsoever.
Anyway, this lifestyle went on to last for 6 or so years before I decided to head back up to the north of the UK midlands, back to my roots.
It was, again as I say in the about me page, where myself and a friend set up business and on the very first day, I suffered my accident.
It was then that I should have adjusted my diet accordingly as, although I was now disabled, I carried on eating the same junk food I had been eating prior to this unfortunate event.
Well, I must admit to you, that when I first put on a stone, I only noticed actually as when I was wriggling around my bed (dressing)
I could no longer even do up my trousers never mind adjust my belt as I had previously been doing. So, I took the simple option and located some shorts which were too small to do up.
In A Wheelchair
But given to the fact I was in a wheelchair, there was never going to be the remotest chance of them falling down.
So I continued to get away with it and just wear shorts for the next 4.5 years. Then I had my annual medical. This said, It was meant to be annual, but the year previous I had missed it due to genuine illness.
It was to my shock horror there when I was weighed,(and when I say shock I really mean it) I came it at a huge 39lbs heavier. That was an overall weight of 200 lbs. Up from a 147lbs.
That is 53lbs which I found incredible as I had not done anything differently. Ah, you see, therein lay the problem I searched and came to realize.
Disabled And Calories
I had not made allowance for being disabled and therefore not burning off any calories. “This,” I thought to myself, was a big problem.
However, I went about my daily life without changing absolutely anything at all. My weight simply increased, but so distracted was I by my computer (which during this period in my life seemed to be my only friend) that I did not notice it going on.
Funnily enough, It was at another medical when I was weighed that I had reached an absolutely colossal 256.2lbs. This, I thought, was where the weight gain was going to stop – FACT.
So I returned dejected and demoralized about my whole issue with the weight I had gained. So, I took a couple of days to gather myself, and, after talking to a gentleman whom I had befriended, decided in my heart, to do something about it.
Now this man was a very lean bodied chap who regularly attended the gym. So it was with this in mind that I listened to him with a very open mind and well open ears.
Change Your Diet
I still remember it so well these years later. He said to me, “You really need to change your diet and try to do whatever exercises are possible in your present condition.”
I listened and I listened to all he was telling me, and sure enough, he was drawing a picture in my mind of how I could naturally lose the weight.
I was already taking a lot of medication for the brain injury I had suffered, so more pills were out of the question. Besides, I had already heard horror stories of certain people who had taken them through utter desperation and went on to die.
No, I definitely needed to lose weight naturally so set about adjusting my diet to include plenty of non-fatty and none or low sugary foodstuff.Now we can fast forward several years and well, I am currently feeling very good indeed.
Now we can fast forward several years and well, I am currently feeling very good indeed. I have lost nearly 59lbs, and although I still have a way to go I am set for success, let there be no doubts.
All is now good with my diet and although I cannot exercise a lot my sister bought me the opposite of chest expanders with which to try to get in shape.
This combined with half kind of squats (because although walking is impossible, standing is not) makes up for the majority of my exercises, Oh that and some sets of regular stomach crunches.
So I guess know you know how I did it, you are waiting for my motivation tips for weight loss and just how you can do it too.
Restructure, change your diet completely. You can just remove the junk foods if you need to, but in all honesty, there are not a lot of us who eat healthy, to begin with.
So you should really think of this as an OPPORTUNITY. Think of the good you will be doing for yourself and those around you. THINK about what I am saying.
What benefit will the others around you get? They will get you for much longer! Might you already have had your children? Do you not want to possibly see them mature and also maybe have grand-children. Isn’t watching them grow up worth sticking around for?
This should be the main motivator for no one wants to become ill or suffer for long periods of time. Heck, you may even develop something that is terminal. Losing weight for this reason alone should be a great motivating factor!
Do whatever exercise you can do. Seriously. It is without question that this was a big part of my success as it burns those dreaded calories. And we have at leat all heard of those, right?
Just think whatever the discomfort you are feeling during te exercise, it is all worth it to lose your excess weight and “Wear” a much better body as the end result. Heep your mind’s eye on the new you and strive towards reaching that image.
Now, this was indeed a big one for me. You need to moderate and control your portion sizes. Reduce the amount of food you are eating. The body DOES NOT NEED the amount you are eating.
You will be practically force feeding it. Remember this. NOTHING will change if you continually load you plate full of the bad things you HAVE been eating, NOTHING at all.
Now we come to what in my opinion, is the single most important part of any weight loss campaign. The mindset.You must be in the correct frame of mind.
You simply must be 100% up for the challenge and have the ability to focus, be determined and consistent. For it is without this that all of my other tips I have just stated become useless.
So take some time out to focus, concentrate and ready yourself for what will definitely be a challenging time ahead.
These are basically the exact and only steps that I took. Although it took me a long time please do not forget my disability limits me as to what exercises I can do.
So unless you to suffer a disability then it will happen a lot faster and really, there is zero excuse.
You must understand, I am in no way trying to state what is most obvious, but you would have a big surprise, how many people are clueless when it comes down to what steps it is they need to take.
I Am Thick, Not
By no means thick am I, but, it wasn’t until I had the message relayed to me it really sank in.
I sincerely hope you found my story and these motivational weight loss tips helpful. Do them and you will succeed like I succeeded.
You see, once you have got your diet under control. All that you need to have is the other half of the equation. For your weight loss attempt to be a success. I am of course referring to the exercise. Go to this link “Home gym fitness equipment” to see some hand-picked items which will rocket you to success with your weight loss mission.
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