I walk my dog in the same park every morning, 365 days a year, rain or shine. I’ve been doing this for nearly 8 years. Never lost a pound from dog-walking.
That said, this year I’ve managed to lose 75 pounds in about 10 months.
How? I kept a food diary to make sure I averaged about 1,800 calories a day while I worked with a personal trainer using a P90X-style regimen, 3 days a week.
Simple, yet difficult. But I was motivated. I’d been carrying that weight around so long that it was taking its toll on my health.
As you’d expect, I meet the same people in that park each morning—also walking. Slowly. For their health. I know this because I’ve asked them.
And in 7 years, not one of them has lost a pound. I know this by personal observation.
When my weight loss became obvious, these same people would ask, “How?”
My answer is always the same: “I stopped eating for four.”
Inevitably, they’d share their own struggle. Without exception, each of my fellow park-goers similarly weight-challenged had one thing in common: They were still shoving food in their face with a backhoe.
They couldn’t lose the weight because they were ignoring the problem: 4,000 calories per day.
I work with Troubled Taxpayers. They have the same challenge. They ignore their problem, thinking it will melt away (slow-walking). Until the problem goes critical and the IRS starts taking their stuff (heart attack).
If you’re suffering under the weight of IRS debt, I can guarantee you, it’s not going away on its own.
Now, you might be able to solve your problem on your own. If you owe less than $25K, that may be your best option.
But if you owe more than $50K (morbidly obese), you’ll need professional help (personal trainer).
Get help. Get right with the IRS. I guarantee you, your life will get better.
I know this from personal experience. After I’d lost the first 50 pounds, I thought it might be interesting if I carried a 45-pound kettlebell for a day. After about 4 hours, I put it down.
The relief was indescribable.