No matter the plan... we all Blog to Lose!
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Back in 2010 it became clear to me that I had to do something about my weight which had crept up to the mid 220's and it wasn't coming down. As a first step I decided to track what I ate and set a reasonable calorie goal. What I didn't do was commit to staying within that calorie goal so when dinner rolled around and I was almost out of calories, I'd say "Oh well! there's always tomorrow," and just eat. It certainly showed me why I wasn't losing weight.
Paula asked this question on Christy's blog and thought I'd share my experience with this. My initial goal was to get to the mid 170's from 222 (or so) as I figured that was a weight I could and had maintained. Meant at 5'8" I'd still be overweight, but that was better than being obese. One key thing with the way I lost weight was to choose a way of eating that I could maintain forever so nothing really changed once I hit 175 except I kept losing weight. Eating about 1600 - 1700 cals/day and…Continue
Another holiday season is on us and for me this is the third one where I've been on maintenance.....YIKES. That is a first for me.
What I'm doing this year is a 30 day challenge on sparkpeople.com
This one is called "Step into the holiday health challenge" and I just finished day 1. Have done several of the challenges and they are great!
Sparkpeople.com is free
Happy Thanksgiving to all!
When I started back in Oct 2011 my main goal was to be healthier. Of course I knew that being obese (sheesh!) was bad for my health and so was not moving and so was not eating the right foods. I decided to focus first on choosing healthy foods most of the time. I knew what that was and gradually made the changes. Started moving every day.
I really think it was the mind shift away from going on a diet to lose x pounds that made the key difference this time.