(Toledo, OH) Over the past decade my weight has gradually crept up from the 200 pounds I consider to be my ideal weight (I am 6'5"). I was once a person who possessed the sort of metabolism that seemed to annhilate any amount of food I consumed, but my more sedentary life in the world of academia has contributed to my expanding girth.
I made a vow at the beginning of the year to get serious about weight loss. Alas, it is late September and I have only managed to go from 230 to 224.
My new plan is to count calories every day, and I intend to keep my daily caloric intake under 2000 (my ideal intake is about 2500, according to the various calculators I found online). For the past two days I have been at 1850 and 2100 respectively. I was doing fine until my wife did some late night grocery shopping, and then I caved and ate about 400 calories worth of Pringles. Damn those addictive chips!
I have also begun a moderate increase my level of physical activity, making sure that - at the minimum - I walk a few miles a day.
At any rate, I am looking for tips on weight loss. What has worked for you?