So, I have always had trouble loosing weight (I am sure alot of that has to do with poor eating habits), but things really got bad for me after I got married and stopped excercizing. They got worse after I got my right leg amputated below the knee. At my fattest I was 250, I am now down to 205. My target is 130-140 (I am 5'10), although that is a subjective goal based on the fact that when I was 155, I still though I was chubby (although in retrospect I suppose I wasn't that bad).
What I am doing:
First I bought a bowflex. I have been working out 3x per week on that. I also have eliminated the following from my diet: Soda, alcohol, junk food, deserts, eating out. I have also switched from white rice to brown, white bread to whole wheat. My biggest problem was what I was eating. I would get up in the morning, have two hot pockets, go to work, eat some peanuts from the vending machine, go to lunch get a hot dog and a coke, come home drink a couple beers and have a steak.
Now I wake up, have some yogurt a few hours later I have a healthy snack of some sort, for lunch I have a turkey sandwich, with low fat cheese and tree pieces of thin sliced turkey. When I get home I have another meal usually one of the following : a low cal turkey soup w/ orzo in it or some sort of fish or chicken meal. I always have one portion of protein, one of veggies, and one carb. Then around 8ish I have a banana for my last meal of the day. I am drinking a ton of water. My average caloric intake is around 1600-1700/ day. I work out on the bowflex m/w/f. I just bought a trek 1000, and the plan is to ride as much as I can, limited (for now) to 30 min on workout days, 1 hour on non work out days, and at a relaxed pace on the weekends w/ my wife.
Is there anything you would do different? Thanks for your advice.