As I mentioned in a tweet yesterday my plan is to lose 20 pounds by Affiliate Summit East which starts August 15th. That gives me 67 days. Actually I started last Saturday so that gives me a couple more but all in all it isn’t a ton of time so it is time to get started.
Here is my plan:
1. More exercise – For the next couple weeks I want to try to log 15-20 miles walking/running. If I see some good weight loss from that I will keep it going. If not I will probably add in some other sort of workout. Either way I will probably add in one or two weight workouts each week just to make sure I lose fat and not muscle.
2. Eat better – I love burgers. I love chicken wings. I love pizza. I love bacon. I love Reese’s Cups. Pretty much if it is bad for you I can eat a ton of it. But that is gonna start to change. I will do my best to try and limit myself to one fast food meal a week. I want to try and get more fruits and vegetables in also. Generally speaking I love fruit but I just don’t eat enough of it. No more cake and ice cream. Only 1 cookie instead of 6.
Also I am gonna try to make the portions smaller. Instead of the 44 oz steak I will try a 12 oz one. Instead of a double cheeseburger I will go with a single (or even a grilled chicken sandwich). Instead of eating 2 pounds of chicken wings I will cut back to maybe a half pound. And also I will try to get rid of the fries. Basically I will try to just eat reasonable portions. Not necessarily the serving sizes listed on packages (have you seen how little 3/4 of a cup of Capt’n Crunch is???)
And better snacks. Instead of sitting down and eating a half bag of Doritos I will eat some carrots. Instead of a big plate of cheese and crackers I will eat an apple. And I will stop considering a Quarter Pounder a snack (was I wrong to think of that as a snack? I mean, come on… I didn’t even have fries with it).
3. Drink better – For the most part I usually down 4-6 cans of soda a day and maybe have 2 glasses of water. That will change. I am gonna do my best to limit myself to one can of regular soda per day. For the most part I hate diet soda but diet Mt. Dew isn’t terrible so I might have a couple of those. But gone are the Super Big Gulps. Also I will try to drink more water. And taking a cue from a friend of mine try drinking more tea.
So that is my basic plan. Nothing earth shattering. I don’t want to call it a diet or anything but I think it might be time to start eating a bit better. When I started last Saturday I was 218.2 so I need to get to 198.2 to meet my goal.
Does anyone want to join me in this challenge? You don’t have to commit to 20 pounds or anything either. It could be 10, it could be 5. But if you are interested in losing weight alongside me just leave a comment below. Not enough motivation? OK, how about this: For every pound lost by the people who comment below I will donate $2 to Affiliate Marketers Give Back. (and just so I don’t go broke I will cap my donation at $500) Just leave a comment below and let me know you want to join me and let me know how much you would like to lose. I will post weekly updates on my progress and you can just leave your progress in the comments.
So leave a comment below and join me in losing 20 pounds before Affiliate Summit.