April 2009

I have had a few e-mails to expand on the last paragraph of the March 09 report. I have no idea why folk are like they are. I think when we begin to change that is loose the weight we are no-longer the butt of there jokes or get the no help sign put up. I have experienced that once you begin to loose weight the majority of people wish to know how you do it. You become the centre of attraction in that the people who surround you want you to do well and loose the weight you become there inspiration and you become a roll model for others. For others it does not have to be a weight problem it can be drink or drugs or any other addiction. While I appreciate what I have written I never put my self on a pedestal. Yes I help people who have addictions be it weight, alcohol or drugs as I have experience in those area’s and have first hand experience and know that addiction is a state of mind. Why does one get addicted and the other does not. This is under investigation now for many years yet without an answer. I am well aware that I have an addictive nature. I am quiet sure I could find other area’s of addiction in me but at present I have to deal with the food addiction. Please remember obesity is a disease. How we become obese it is very clear to me now but not when I was actively participating in eating mountains of food.

At no time did I think stop. I was a grown up and yet I knew I was putting on the weight and my clothes were getting tighter and tighter and I done nothing about it till it near on killed me.  Yes I ask the question why. Has anyone an answer yes it is I had An addiction which I still have but I now recognise that today I eat to live and not live to eat. There is a big difference in my thinking today then yesterday. Yesterday thinking was I‘ll do it tomorrow well tomorrow came and it was always tomorrow. Till now I utilized this weight diet and exercise regime just for today I will do this for today and I will not think of it been for the rest of my life as that would abhor me to think that. I find that I can manage this regime one day at a time and it works well that way. I have my menu set out for me for each day and I do not change from that and so far from my sad bad days of eating all around me I now chew slowly. I have to be reminded each day to chew slowly my food no gulping down and getting sick to make room for more.  The more you chew it fills you up in the tummy and you feel full. I don’t kid myself that it easy every day it is not but I will say it is worth it to continue to eat as per the menu only and to drink at least three litre of water per day.

Drink a pint glass of water 15 minutes before eating also helps the feeling of been full and it seems the mind is happy with that. I don’t take any tablets that advertise so called losses of weight. I have tried them all before and they do not work and the side effects for some of them are severe. So please only eat and exercise correctly.  Eat as set out for you for each day chew slowly and drink plenty of water. Exercise as best you can.

One other thing is to shower as often as you need.  I have now found in my fourth month on my food regime and exercise that my bodily sweat does smell something rotten. I will be truthful here. It is my responsibility to be clean as well as stay on my food regime and exercise. I wish to keep my friends and also to go and socialize with the outside world. Go to see movies or go to functions with friends or what ever I feel up to doing. Realizing at all times that I am responsible for all that goes in my body as well as the outside of my body. So have a great day and enjoy.

We are not here to endure life but to enjoy life. So get to it. I weighted in at 165.6.

Should you require writing to me please do so at: oliver@fat-obese-overweight-lose-it.com

Best Wishes
Oliver Greene

About the Author

I suffered weight issues for over fifteen years. I started with being fat then I graduated to being overweight. At last, obesity struck me about 8 years ago. In the year 2008, December, I fell seriously ill. The illness could have cost me my life but for my faith and family that I came around. Now that I had got a new life I had to spend it with zest, confidence and a winning attitude.