For goodness sakes, Mike. DO something!
So I went to www.google.com and actually typed in "tips to lose weight for heavy people." Ha! I found www.shapefit.com and they offered me a free e-book of 100 tips to losing weight, all for the price of my e-mail. Ok. Done.
Tip #1 - Don't Cut Too Many Calories. Apparently this creates the yo-yo diet effect. Hate that. Ok. Gotta start slow.
Tip #2 - Increase Your Water Intake. I think this is one of my biggest problems. I drink LOTS of diet soda. I justify it because it's zero calories. I need more water. From the e-book: 'Try drinking ice cold water to actually burn more calories. Your body needs to heat up the ice cold water and it uses energy (calories) to do so. This is what's called the "thermogenic effect".' Hmm. Ok.
Tip #3 - Don't Forget Your Protein. Lean protein. Got it.
Tip #4 - Build Lean Muscle Mass. Apparently lean muscle will help my metabolism and help burn those pesky calories. There goes only walking/jogging. But that will spice up the workout and I will be less likely be bored out of the gym. Besides, I like lifting weights.
Tip #5 - Eat Smaller Meals More Often. This is (ahem) big for me. When I eat, I'm starving, so I eat a lot. If I eat more often, and less at one time, I guess I am less likely to overeat. Plus, I won't be SO hungry as often, which helps lead me into over eating.
(I am writing out 5 tips a day to start DOing something. I hope ShapeFit won't mind.)