I am doing my own thing that has evolved from day one.
My story is this (elevator version).
I started skipping dinner at 281lbs. Lost 10-20lbs.
Thought, hmm, let's make my other meals healthly. Started eating small breakfasts and small salads for lunch. Lost another 40-50lbs.
Joined a gym. Started weight training. Lost more weight but needed protein to maintain muscle mass. So started adding seafood (canned and fresh to my salads). Got down to about 220lbs.
Started running. First half a mile. Then slowly built it up. To six miles a day now. Worked on improving my salads to get more variety of low calorie protein but also a diversity of other nutrients from as many different vegetables and some fruits (berries are lowest in sugar) as I could. Salads got big.
And I never gave up beer.
So it has been a customized lifestyle change consisting of small steps that I have incrementally tried to improve in ways that work for me and my body.
My next challenge will be to try to drink less beer and get more sleep at nights. I get up real early to work out.
Last edited by IanG; 09-12-2013 at 11:53 PM.