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I had major weight problems when I was growing up, I liked all of the wrong types of food and drinks.
I also had other things in my life, which were a concern for me, I suffered with a stuttering speech impediment from the age of four, I had a bald patch on my head from birth and I was also quite short for a male at only five foot four. All of these had a massive negative affect on my overall self-esteem. To make myself happy, I would binge and comfort eat, which would only add to the problem. I would feel guilty for hours, after eating for only twenty minutes.
Aged 21; I decided to fight back – I needed to become much fitter, healthier and thinner. I was now working for a front doors company and also part time for a firm which offered cheap calls, it was now time to attempt to lose some weight. I then went about formulating my own form of diet. I realised I had to cut out these wrong type of foods I was eating and to also drink far less alcohol. To say this was difficult was an understatement, however I knew that I had to be strong and to fight off my urges and cravings.
OK so the majority of weight loss experts would advise me to stop eating such fatty and foods and to cut down on my alcohol intake – this was not something that I was particularly interested in doing and so I formulated the following plan:
For breakfast I would eat properly for example, a bowl of cereal or a couple of slices of toast.
At around one o’clock I would eat my lunch which would consist of something light such as a salad or a plain jacket potato.
In between meal snacks
It was quite simple; the snacks had to stop; I needed to stay disciplined to not eat between each meal.
Lets have some fun, this was the meal where I allowed myself some pleasure as I decided that I could basically eat what I wanted to, including pizza, my favourite.
For exercise I decided to ditch the car, wherever possible, and walk to more places. Something else that I started to do, and have continued to do, was to take my kids to the local playing fields on a much more regular basis. At the park we would play games such as football, cricket and baseball. It is amazing how much weight you can lose by having fun.
A good nights sleep has many important health benefits which I will write about in this article. Some people are able to be happy, alert and productive after only obtaining a few hours of sleep; I would have to put myself in this category. Then there are other who really need at least seven to eight hours of sleep to be able to perform to their best on the next day; I would have to include my step-daughter in this category.
I am by no means involved in the “sleep industry”; I am in fact involved with offering cheap phone calls with the help of a friend who is a business cost reduction specialist. I also offer an article submission service and I sell composite doors on a part-time basis for a composite door company.
Sleep itself has many benefits. People who often find themselves in a depressed state, which is what I have been in the past, can find that a good nights sleep can have a very positive affect on their overall state of mind. This could be because it helps people to think in a clearer and more positive way. The sleep helps bring more life and energy into people helping them to start fighting their problems and challenges.
Sleep can also help people who are often stressed. This is very much for the same reasons as above. What people may of course say is that they actually find it hard to sleep when they are stressed or depressed. This is very understandable and the example above where I have described how I manage to get myself to sleep in this situation, may hopefully be of use to people. When I am in the type of mood that means I find it hard to get to sleep, for example when I have a lot on my mind, I imagine that I have driven off to some long off place in the distance, parked up the car and then have gone to sleep in the back of the car with around four pillows and three quilts. I suppose this is a way of me dreaming of running away from my troubles to an area where no-one can hurt me and again making myself extremely warm and comfortable. This again might be a bit weird in some peoples eyes but it helps me to get to sleep. It certainly beats counting sheep.
From a personal point of view, I have found that even though it is important to sleep for quite a long time (around seven or eight hours per night), that it is also important not to over stay in bed in the morning. I am not sure exactly why this is but I always have a sense of feeling heavier. This leaves me in a negative and lethargic mood all day. At the end of the day this may just be me – I am the first to admit that I am a little bit different to the average person. I basically in general go to bed at around ten at night and wake up at around seven in the morning.
My favourite time is around half past eight of the evening. This is the stage of the evening when my eight year old son will toddle off to his bed. He always has around an hour of playing with his toys before he decides he is ready to go to sleep and he likes me to listen to him whilst he is playing. I am quite happy with this as I love to spend time in bed; as it makes me feel relaxed and comfortable – I also love that cosy feeling. I do not always fall asleep but it is extremely enjoyable to hear him play while at the same time I am in a way re-charging my batteries.