Tuesday, May 02, 2006

An easy way to lose weight.......

I can now confess that's a bit less of me. Yes, while it's too early to trumpet this as a permanent thing, I have managed to shed around 4 kg (that's 8 or 9 pounds for non-metric readers) in the past month simply by changing how I'm eating. Like many women, I've struggled with my weight since having children, and had ended up accepting that I was always going to be a certain size. While I didn't shop at "Big Girls" shops, I was the largest standard clothing size. I had a "summer" weight, and a "winter" weight, which changed according to how much walking I did, but events over the past year or so (pulled hamstring, followed by inflammation of my foot tendon) meant that I was now "winter" weight in summer.

I'm aiming to drop a clothing size which is quite ambitious coming into winter as we are here, but remember, I have NOT done any exercise to achieve this weight loss - I can still only hobble around, and was totally inactive for 3 months. It's the change in how I'm eating that has worked.

If you're interested in finding out more and trying this for yourself, please record a comment. If there's enough interest, I'll share my experiences with my readers.

15 comments:

MargaretR said...

I would like to lose half a stone Shirley. I put on weight during my holiday, but find that if I do something immediately it goes fairly quickly. I would be interested in hearing how you managed it.

Fabricmad said...

I too would be keen to hear your secrets. I have been doing very well on weight watchers and have lost 16kg over the past 16 weeks (with alot more to go I must add) but I am always keen to hear other peoples hints to make it easier. I have a couple of tips also if you need a couple of extras. If you are a person who nibbles while preparing or clearing away dinner, try either chewing gum while doing it or go brush your teeth prior to entering the kitchen, with the toothpaste taste in your mouth you aren't tempted to nibble. REMEMBER LITTLE PICKERS WEAR BIG NICKERS

joyce said...

Everyone wants to lose a bit of weight. I would also be interested in your eating method, especially if its easy. Lol.

c51 said...

I'm also a chewing gum fan - not any sort of lite gum either but 2 pieces and I'm happily entertained until I decide to see how far I can "spit" it, like watermelon seeds spit :-)

I think probably you have been following portion control which is a big buzz word out there of late. Because it really doesn't matter what you eat as long as you only eat 1 portion of it @ a time.
But still I would like to hear what you have been achieving as well.

There is also another noted system of Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Queen & Dinner like a Pauper.

And still another of lots of mini meals but with portion control...a deck of cards equals the meat proportion for dinner. Get it out that deck it's quite small. :-)

This w/end I'm off on another challenge a 10km walk/jog within the Onehunga 1/2marathon - I just confirmed with my chauffeur of the day that it's pickup from here at 6.45am!!! Challenge starts at about 7.40am...

Cathy, who never realises she could get soooooooooo much pleasure of all this gyming and walking stuff :-) :-)

Sarah said...

Me too please, I am having trouble getting motivated. I do really well till after breakfast!!!!

Anonymous said...

Weigh to go Shirley! I'd like to know your secret please.
Regards, Mary-Ann

Mary said...

yes, please Shirley. I am always struggling with extra weight and I would rather sew than walk!

brdhsbldr said...

How much is enough? interest that is!
It is quite the battle.

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Anonymous said...

Come on shirley, share the secrets.

nzjane2 said...

Looking forward to hearing your secrets Shirley - 'easy' is always appealing - and I sure need to lose some - so far the recently taken up walking isn't helping, though I'm sure I must at least be firming up the flab!

Maureen said...

You are a tease, Shirley. But yes, I would like to know your secret too!

Valeri said...

This is always an interesting subject! How nice for you that you've lost some weight when you haven't been able to exercise.

Mary NM USA said...

Most systems will work to take the weight off -- portion control, low carb, etc. But what I have problem with is sticking with it. Why can't we allow ourselves to have what we want -- less weight, more energy. When I hear someone say something to the effect that losing the weight feels better than [insert a favorite food] tasts, I know that's true because I've said it myself!! Now why can't I allow myself to get there again???

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