19 Mar 2015

Air Jordan Fusion 4 When my wife and I first started dating

When my wife and I first started dating, we were going out pretty much every night. We never stopped to think about how much we were eating, because we were having so much fun, but it all caught up with me. “The madness must stop,” I said.

In the fall of 2006, I looked in the mirror and saw that I had gained a lot of weight Air Jordan Fusion 4 in my face. Physically, I felt lethargic. When I bent over, I would feel my stomach. I even had a harder time tying my shoes. I’d never gotten to that point before. I thought, “This is terrible. I don’t want to be like this.”

I was in the process of pursuing my dream of professional acting. I knew that I had to lose weight because I needed to redo my headshots, and I wanted to make sure that I looked good. Plus, having just gotten engaged, I wanted to make sure I fit into my tux.

My fianc had subscribed to Weight Watchers Online, so I knew how easy it was. I figured why not give it a try?

Eating My Favorite Foods

It takes determination to get to a healthy weight and be happy. I love to eat and I won’t stop eating the things that I love. Following the POINTS Weight Loss System, I don’t feel like I’m on a diet that tells me that I can’t have this and I can’t have that. I can have whatever I want as long as I make sure it’s within my POINTS balance.

Before I began following the plan online, I would eat a big lunch, not eat anything again until Air Jordan 11s dinner, and then eat a big dinner. Now, I’ll have a light lunch and then a snack that’s light in POINTS values between lunch and dinner.

The funniest thing is that I’m still eating all of the same foods I was before, just not as much. I never want to stop eating pasta, so I still eat it. My key strategy is to look at the sauces a little more closely. I’ll have one bowl of pasta and probably won’t have bread with it. If I really want bread, I’ll have bread; I’ll just keep track of how many Jordan Pro Strong pieces, and enter it in my tracker.

Weight loss Tag Team

Since I’m following the plan along with my wife, I feel like we’re our own support system. Naturally, we’re completely open about how much weight we lose each week. Doing it that way, we sort of keep each other in check. We both feel this is the healthiest option. We’re not taking pills or cutting anything out of our diet. We’re eating what we want, and we’re eating healthier.

I live in New York City, and my wife and I love to walk, so we’ll walk everywhere. Sometimes we’ll walk for hours, and earn so many activity POINTS values that we can treat ourselves to ice cream. We’re living totally normal lives rather than feeling like we’re depriving ourselves of the things we want.

Center Stage

The acting technique that I do requires a lot of movement. When I was heavier, I felt myself getting winded quickly and sweating more. I wasn’t nearly as flexible and couldn’t move as freely as I used to. Now that the weight is off, I feel a lot freer Air Jordan 19s and I move with ease.

I’m a comedy improviser, so I’m constantly Air Jordan 9 jumping around. Theater is very physical. On stage, your body is really the only instrument you have. When you’re in front of an audience night after night, you’re asking a lot of yourself physically. You need energy, and you need to be healthy.

Staying On the Plan

I like the way I look. I look in the mirror now, and I see a healthier person. I feel happier. Feeling healthy is one thing but feeling happy is another, and I definitely feel happy.

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