By Gr. Holton
Here I am back at Geezers and Gals. What do I talk about?
I could tell you about the wakeup call I got with some heart issues last
month, but I don’t want a lot of comments about hanging in there and to get
well. Instead I want to encourage others that are in my predicament.
You see I just turned 51 and have put on a lot of weight and
I am sure that there are many out there that have put on a few more pounds as
they have gotten older. Now I have done a lot of reading up on different diets
and fads and found one thing to be true. Fads don’t work. There are many that
will take off weight very quickly… bad move! Here is what I am doing and just
maybe it will help someone out there also. BUT before you start any regimen
please talk to your doctor to make sure it is safe for you.
The main goal… two to
three pounds a week will stay off longer than ten pounds a week.
The first thing I found is control. Portion control is what
I am speaking of. Many people like me grew up that leaving food was a bad
thing. Now leaving you plate when you are full is very important, but if you
start out with the right portions then you are less likely to overeat in the
first place. I have found from the dieticians that a deck of cards is your
friend. All your portions should be about the size of a deck.
The next big thing is to get some form of exercise. Even if
you exercise in your chair you will burn some calories. But a nice slow walk
around the neighborhood works great. You don’t have to join a big gym to lose
The bottom line is to stick to your guns. Use three words I
love… Faith, Focus, and Patience. It won’t happen in one day.
BTW… I have lost eight pounds in six weeks and keeping
Born outside Boston, MA in 1962 G. R. Holton began his writing career only five years ago. After spending many a day playing Facebook, he met a movie director that allowed him to read a few screenplays and from that point on he knew that this was his calling. In his short time as a writer he has won three awards including Best Science Fiction from Books and Authors.net for his Sci/Fi Horror called, “Deep Screams” for 2011.He is happily married and lives at the foot of the Starr Mountains in Etowah, TN. His mom and step-daughter also share the abode with his Shih-Tzu/Poodle mix named Ewok. G. R. Holton has now written six books. He is also a screenwriter with three optioned movies from his novels and two collaborative works with his producer. All of his works are available in paperback, Kindle, Nook, and PDF formats via his website www.grholton.com.