So it is about 2.5 months after I posted this thread.
I am currently at 216 LBS from 235, I have lost lots of fat, my pants are having trouble fitting and I am using my belt on its max setting.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, making wiser choices. I can still get away with drinking a beer, going for wings, etc, but I consider these 'treats' and feel guilty if I eat poorly.
I have been exercising a lot. Not cardio, mainly weights (2-3 times a week), and go for a weekly walk/hike. Also take the stairs, things like that.
I think I will have to contribute most of my success to two things:
- Drinking plenty plenty plenty of water! It fills me up, flushes me out, keeps me active and hydrates, refreshed, etc. I have put hunger off many times by hydrating myself and realizing I really am not that hungry
- Avoiding bread with flour. I eat bread made from whole-grain-wheat that is sprouted without using flour. I used to eat 3 sandwitches a day (white flour) but now I eat it once a day.
A few other things:
Lots of avocados, tomatoes, nuts, and chewing gum.
In case anyone is wondering.......... Before, I used to eat shitty food 3 times a day, 7 days a week, and feel guilty and crappy about it
Now, I eat something tasty 2-3 times a week, and LOVE it
Much better in my opinion.