Q. What made you want to loose weight?
A. I got sick and tired of the way I felt. My back was always bothering me and I felt tired all the time. I didn't like the way I looked.
Q. So what did you do first to start loosing weight?
A. First I started by eating less. I stopped snacking throughout the day. I started using a smaller dinner plate. I love peanut butter and would take bites of it from the jar throughout the day and I stopped doing that. I also started drinking more water. Now I drink 3 or 4 bottles of water a day. When I start to feel hungry I drink some water and that usually really helps.
Q. After you changed some of your eating what did you do next?
A. I started walking the halls of my school each day. Every morning before the kids and teachers start coming in I walk a mile. I have a route around the school building that adds up to a mile of walking. Then when each class period bell rings. I walk another lap and by the end of the day I've walked two miles. It takes me about 15 minutes to walk a mile. The route includes some stairs. Great cardio workout.
Q. How many days a week do you exercise?
A. Every week day Monday-Friday. Sometimes on the weekends I go on walks with my family.
Q. What do you do to enjoy your walks?
A. I bought myself a MP3 Player. Now I can listen to music while I walk and it makes walking more enjoyable and the time goes by faster. Sometimes I even forget what lap I'm on.
Q. Anything else you do?
A. I also do some situps. A few day's ago I went bowling.
Q. How do you feel now?
A. Most of the time much better. I feel like I can move more freely. I feel better about the way I look.
Me: You look really handsome!
Me: I love You!
Marc: I love you too!
So here are some tips from my husband to help with weight loss:
* Drink water at least 48 oz. a day
* Exercise 5 days a week for at least 30 min.
* Watch what you eat
* Stop snacking throughout the day
* Get up and move more especially if you have a sitting job
Marc is married to Rebecca and they will celebrate their 11th wedding anniversary in November. They have one son Josiah who is nine years old. He works at a middle school in Central New York. Fixing any kind of computer problem imaginable. Plus a hundred other computer things that I could never explain to you.