Now I am not sure about you, but I find it so difficult to diet and lose weight. The weight loss programs and diets I’ve tried are just so boring. They are also very difficult to implement because they ask me to give up foods that I know I will not be able to. What we need is a weight loss program that is really fun to implement.
My name is Steve Hill. My own weight problems started when my parents decided to become vegetarian. I was eleven years old at the time and actually decided to give it a try. My mother cooked the meals, you see.
This was twenty one years ago, at the moment there weren’t many different food options for vegetarians. I was not at all impressed with the food I received and was missing meat in a big way. I was normally hungry after meals and then started eating snacks. I was only gradually gaining weight and people didn’t really comment for a few years.
Once people noticed it was a vicious cycle. They teased me at school, I came home depressed and comforted myself with food so that I felt better.
A few years ago, I started looking for ways to help me lose weight. I have tried many diets, but without success. I have to say it wasn’t that there was anything wrong with the actual diet, it was that that particular diet didn’t suit me.
I am the type of person who needs to enjoy something to keep my interest in it. That’s why I thought school was a struggle. At least that’s my excuse.
The fun way to lose weight !!
A few years ago on a Saturday night I went for a few beers with a good friend of mine (Dave). We had a great conversation where I told him about my weight loss mission. I explained how I had not yet found a suitable weight loss program.
Dave suggested taking up sports, something competitive that I could sink my teeth into. I thought about what he had said and agreed that this could be the way.
I asked him if he wanted to play a game of tennis three or four times a week. Dave said this might be a bit much considering he played six football twice a week.
He didn’t want to disappoint me, however, and then asked if I wanted to join his team of six. I’ll try, I replied.
I came home quite drunk, but also quite satisfied with myself. I now had a weight loss plan that I was sure would work. There will be no quick fix, but this amount of exercise, over a sustained period of time, should have a positive effect on my weight, fitness and health.
With this program I can also basically eat what I want, when I want.
It took a while, as I predicted, to get to a weight that I was happy with. However, this was not a problem as I had a lot of fun on the road.
I will not only continue to play tennis and football, but also a lot of sports. This is no longer for weight loss, but because I enjoy it.