Obesity Number One Killer – My Goal for this Year is to lose 10% of my Weight – January 7, 2010

Obesity Number One Killer – My Goal for this Year is to lose 10% of my Weight – January 7, 2010

Obesity is an epidemic.  Many reasons; mostly excuses.   Too much work.  Too much time on the computer.  Horrible gyms that charge too much.

Not feeling comfortable around skinny sweaty fit people that make faces, and whisper snide comments.

Frightening small children.

The reasons go on, but in the end who really suffers?    I have a weight issue.   It’s mostly in my genes, but I also have severe sleep apnea.    A lot of people don’t realize that conditions like Sleep Apnea can actually cause weight gain.

It’s an ugly cycle.   Lack of sleep triggers the body to eat more to get the energy needed to move through a day; however not burning those calories leads to a larger less efficient body which causes the apnea to get worse and speeds up the cycle.

I had a gastric bypass.   I’m very happy with the results and it probably saved my life, but weight does creep up.

I’ve been to Over Eater’s Anonymous in my life.   Weight Watchers, different diets; gone to gyms; had trainers, worked with professional weightlifters, and those annoying nutritionists that all seem like they’re anorexic or bulimic.

I have two resolutions this year.   One is to take a French course or two, (or six) and try and become more proficient en Francais.   My second one is to get back to exercising and eating healthier.

So my question to you; my fellow readers in the area is which gyms or facilities do you like or recommend?   And I’m even toying with creating a Cornwall Free News Weight Life Club or doing a Cornwall’s Biggest Weight Loser web show?  Feel free to contact me via info@cornwallfreenews.com or post your comment below.

LINK “Obesity causes as much or more disease than tobacco, says the study, conducted by researchers from Columbia University and the City College of New York. It adds that while smoking rates are starting to decline, obesity now shortens as many or even more healthy lifespans than tobacco use.”

PS – the picture is not of myself as per the many emails I’ve received. 🙂

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glassbowl
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I am not expert but I think 10% is a good goal to start. I heard that muscle is heavier than fat so maybe you shouldn’t take what the scale says too seriously for the first part of the process. You could be on the right track and losing fat and gaining muscle but the scale says the same weight.
Maybe gauge your progress by how easily/hard you can do a physical activity from week to week.

Jerry
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Go Go Jamie. Here is one club that is doing its part for fitness in Cornwall. http://www.cornwallmultisportclub.com/

Stan
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Stan

Please don’t start any false rumours that I’m fat!

CrackerJim
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It is an infinitesimally small number of people that have any excuse for being overweight (medical or otherwise). There may be a lot of reasons for being over weight, but in all honesty, there are very, very few excuses. It is what, and how much you eat. Exercise can reduce the effects of this, but the kind and amount of exercise to overcome a bad diet is not something most of us are capable of. Oh, I ate with abandon like a pig when I was running 30 miles a week and swimming another 4 or 5, but who can… Read more »

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I can attest that it is simply a lifestyle change. I was once 100lbs heavier than I am now. I did not have surgery, I did not starve myself. I changed my eating habits (removed all empty calories and processed foods) and became moderately active. I have been able to keep the weight off for years. Its about caloric intake, types of food, and physical activity. You do not have to run a marathon, but keeping active is important. Think about this. If you eat 100 calories more per day than your body consumes (as its basal metabolic rate), then… Read more »

CrackerJim
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CrackerJim

√ Single parent …did it for 15 years. √ Sleep apnea …got it. √ Half hour for lunch …who doesn’t? Rhyming off reasons, and convincing yourself that you can’t eat right, or that there is some predeterminant for your obesity, are indicators that you will fail to attain a healthy weight. Accepting failure before starting? Put that nonsense behind you. And just to start debunking “excuses” …a half hour for lunch is perfect for weight loss — no time to run out for junk — just sit down with a peanut butter sandwich on proper whole grain bread (that’s right,… Read more »

Jerry
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We are all creatures of habit. As such, you must set specific short term goals such as (1) walk for 30 minutes a day every 2 days, (2) cycle 50 kms a week, (3) eat salad at 1 meal a day (4) only one drink a day, and then get into the habit of doing it. I put my goals in 3 or 4 places in the house to tell me what I have promised to do. Tell your partner or friends about your goals and allow them to nag you if you don’t do it. But once in a… Read more »

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