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How I Lost 84 lbs By Committing To These 10 Simple Steps

Wednesday, November 08, 2023

I was 84 lbs overweight and even the most simple task of carrying my boys or playing with them left me out of breath. I knew I needed to change. Here are the 10 things I did to lose the baby weight.

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When I started my weight loss journey, I knew it was going to be a battle — not just of the body, but of the will. And before I share the roadmap that led me to victory, remember, consult with a physician before you enlist in this fight. Your body is your temple, and you must honor it with the right guidance.

Step 1: Late-Night Snack Goodbyes
I used to snack while watching late-night TV, but I put a stop to that. Why? Because eating right before bed was making it hard for my body to burn off those calories. So, I started waiting 4 hours after eating before hitting the hay. It was tough, but it helped a lot!

Step 2: Fasting Like a Pro
Then I tried this thing called intermittent fasting. I wouldn't eat for 16 hours after dinner. Sounds crazy, right? But it gave my body a break and helped me burn fat instead of just the food I was eating. And yes, I still had my morning coffee, just with a little cream.

Step 3: Water, Water Everywhere
I started drinking water like it was my job. Half my body weight in ounces every day. It sounds like a lot, but it kept me full, flushed out the bad stuff, and kept my energy up.

Step 4: Just Water, Please
I said "no thanks" to sodas and sugary drinks and stuck to water. It cut out a bunch of calories and sugar, and after a while, I didn't even miss the sweet stuff.

Step 5: Cleaning to Lose
Cleaning the house isn't just a chore; it's a way to get moving. I turned it into a mini-workout, dancing to my favorite tunes while I dusted and vacuumed. It made it fun, and I was burning calories without even thinking about it.

Step 6: Walk It Off
Every day, I made sure to walk 3 miles. I'd take the kids, the dog, or just rock out to some tunes. It was "me time" and it helped melt the pounds away.

Step 7: Count Those Calories
I kept an eye on the calories I ate and made sure I burned more than I took in. It's like a money budget, but for food. It helped me be smart about what I ate.

Step 8: Step It Up
Every day, I tried to do a little more than the day before. A few more steps, one more squat. It's about getting stronger and better bit by bit.

Step 9: Sugar, Let's Break Up
I cut way back on sugar, aiming for less than 30 grams a day. Fruit was okay, though. This helped me not to crash in the middle of the day and kept my energy steady.

Step 10: Get Strong to Carry On
Lastly, I added some muscle-building to my routine. Lifting weights, doing push-ups, stuff like that. It made me stronger and helped me burn more calories, even when resting.

So there you have it, my friends. That's how I'm winning this fight. And you can too. Just take it one step at a time, and remember, we're in this together!

If you need a bit more help in keeping your daily habits checked off, I created this easy 60 day tracker that will keep you on task to hitting your goals. You can download it here.

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