Measure Your Success in Life, Rick Gosser

Posted: February 20, 2011 in Uncategorized
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People ask me everyday “How did you lose the weight?”. It’s no secret, everyone overweight knows that to lose weight you have diet and exercise. In my case, it was a mindset, I was FAT (310#) and I had tried all of the d-i-e-t-s out there and none of them worked for me permanently. I would lose 20#, and then put it back on again. Today, I do not say the word, because the first three letters of the word, define what could happen to obese people, die. That is why I started my lifestyle change.

It’s all about measuring things these days. I measure what I eat and I measure how much exercise to do for the day.

People ask me “What do eat on a typical day?”
Breakfast, 1 cup of low fiber cereal, 1 cup of skim milk, 1 banana
Lunch: 1 cup of soup, 4 oz. of turkey, 1 cup of applesauce
Dinner: 1 small steak, broccoli
Snack: 1 low fat ice cream bar

Next thing they ask “Aren’t you hungry?” Yes, I am but some times you have to sacrifice things in life. My hunger is satisfied by water and black coffee.

If you measure it, you can manage it.

I can now walk/run 2-3 miles a day and that is how I measure success. I am training for the 1/2 climb of “Hustle Up the Hancock” (812 stairs) and having been running the stairs of an 8-story building for training. Just about the time I think I’m in shape, I go do the stairs and that measures my quality of success with regards to being in shape. I still have a long ways to go, but at least I can say that I’m 120# lighter because I have decided to make “CHANGE” in my life.

The book I follow is “Your Inner Skinny” and the plan. My next goal is to get to 185#. So 5# off, is the next goal. Back to exercising and the book for now.

Remember, “I Did It, You Can Too!”

Good luck and let me know if I can help inspire you in anyway.

phone: 219.808.9888

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