Originally Posted by Genes300
Hi there. I am a 22 year old male. 5'9. 185 pounds. About a year ago I was pretty thin at 140 pounds. Over the last year I have had many bad habits which led to me gaining 45 pounds such as drinking alot of beer and pop and eating fast foods. I have since quit drinking beer and am working on quiting the pop and fast food. I would like to get back down to about 150lbs and then eventually gain to 165 using a healthy method. But right now I just want to focus on the weight loss. I have never counted calories or nor do I know anything about weight loss or where to start. I work 60+ hours a week. As soon as I get home from work my fiance goes to work and I am taking care of my 2 1/2 year old daughter until we go to bed. So finding time to go to the gym would be very difficult but I do have a treadmill here at home. If anyone has any suggestions or can set me on the right path id truly appreciate it. Thanks
You have received lots of great advice!!
The only thing I would add and I know the weather has not been that great in Cambridge, as here in Toronto, but after coming home from work and having dinner, I would get out and get active with your 2 1/2 yr. old. Now that Spring has sprung, take her for a nice brisk walk in the stroller for an hour or so.
I am sure you are exhausted at the end of your day, but believe it or not, the walk will re-energize you (believe me on this one). It will be good for your daughter as well (the fresh air) as opposed to watching tv.
You will sleep better too because of the fresh air and exercise, thus helping in weight loss.
Keep the treadmill handy for cold, rainy days and our long winters. Even in the winter, get out and shovel with your daughter, taking her for walks in the toboggan, even go toboganning with her.
As you said, stay away from the "junk" food. When you start seeing results, you will be even more motivated to keep on going.