The short answer is I stopped eating crap and I started working out 1 to 1.5 hours 5 to 6 days a week for the first 10 weeks. Then, as other responsibilities increased, I scaled back the workouts to 1 hour, 5 days a week and continued to clean up my diet even more. In addition, I kept a food journal of EVERYTHING I ate and drank, staying within the allotted points per the Weight Watcher’s system.
One thing that I did differently and I teach my clients to do is to not only write down WHAT you eat, but WHY you are eating it. Is it because you’re genuinely hungry, or are you bored, lonely, depressed, upset, etc. You’d be amazed at the thoughts you find swirling around in your mind when you stop to take a moment to listen. Then it’s up to you to deal with that feeling or eat food to try to suppress it. The problem is, if it’s not hunger, food can’t fix it. You always have a choice.