Which one of us can lose the most inches around in the abdomen
one inch above the abdomen
We chose this because scales are often inaccurate, and vary from place to place. We can't use pant sizes because- well - you see. My pant size depends on my clothes: if I wear my "Lucky" brand jeans I wear a 33 inch. If I wear Nordstrom I have a 35 inch pant size, but one inch above the abdomen - 45 inches. That is the place where the weight will be lost.
Menu planning, eating at home, and increasing activity.
Chris's girlfriend is a personal trainer, a nutrition aficionado, and his muse for personal health. She will be guiding him, as she has, through his journey. They gave an inspiring talk at the #140conf #140You this year, and I talked a bit about my weight loss journey and how I have turned in my surgical scrubs for a chef's apron.
Ten years ago I found myself in a personal health crisis: my weight was up, my blood pressure was up, and I had little energy.
If you don't measure what you do, you cannot manage it. So I measure my food- I have a scale, and everything that I cook and eat is measured, there is not an issue with eye-balling the portion size.
It is important to plan out what you are going to eat- so there is no question about what you will eat, and what you will shop for. Here is what I am doing today. A few words about the menu plan: I use soy milk because I have a lactose intolerance. I use steel cut oatmeal because, unlike rolled oats, it is less processed and produces less of a glycemic reaction.
I monitor my activity using the Nike Fuel band. Using Nike Fuel points I can see throughout the day if I have made my goal. It inspires me to walk the dog, take the stairs, and park farther away. It is the little bits of increasing activity every day that matter.I did discover that my 2 year old is great for increasing activity - just keeping up with him....