Monday, October 25, 2010

Interview With My Husband

Sometimes all the help we need to loose weight and be healthy is right in front of us.  For me my husband Marc is my biggest inspiration to loose weight.   Over the past six months Marc has lost 40 pounds.  I interviewed him to ask what are his secrets to his amazing weight loss.

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!

Marc: Thanks!

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.


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