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Losing Weight is Real Easy…

February 25, 2009 by  
Filed under Weight Loss

feetonscaleYup, I said it – losing weight is really the easy part. Keeping it off? Now that’s a completely different kettle of ‘high omega-3’ fish! (What’s a kettle of fish anyway..?) So I started this year (again) with a goal to really LOSE weight and keep it off. Truth is, the last time I successful ‘dieted’ was many moons ago at age 25 for my wedding day. Alas, over the years, I’ve developed and discovered too many bad eating habits of really really good food (ice cream, fried chicken, chocolate, wine). So what’s going to be different this time and will I really succeed? Well only time will tell but here are 3 steps I’ve decided to follow:

  1. Track what I eat: I’m using this free online program and so far it’s working out really great. I find myself actually looking forward to planning my meals and enjoying them and eating healthier and eating less: http://caloriecount.about.com/
  2. Track what I do: Using the same free program it’s real easy. Put in your activities and calculate how many calories you burn. The goal of course is to burn more than you eat.
  3. Mix it up: Keep my body guessing by varying the types/length of activities, types/amount of food intake. So some days I meet my goals, some days I exceed (slightly) and some days I stay below. I found that doing the same things and eating the same foods was a) incredibly BORING and b)not really producing results after the first few weeks. So for me, mixing it up increases my chances of sticking to the program and HOPEFULLY will result in losing and keeping the weight off this time around.

We’ll see. I’ll post an update in a few months to let y’all know how I’m doing. For now, here’s to a long happy and healthy life!

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  1. Teresa says:

    Great advice and so true. Losing is easy, but keeping it off is the trick. I like the hint about mixing it up! Thanks, I’m certainly going to try that one as I struggle to lose the last ten pounds.

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  2. Kellie says:

    I’m with you…I hate repetition, whether its foods or exercise. I have more fun dancing around the living room and throwing toys for the dogs or playing tug of war with them than I do when I try to do the same exercise DVD even a couple of days a week.

    I read several years ago that you should ask yourself if what you’re putting in your mouth is a 10 (on a scale of 1 to 10). I’ve found that I can skip lots of treats because when I think about it, they’re only a 6 or so and I’m just looking for something to munch on. It also helps me keep fewer treats at home. Rather that buying large bags of M&Ms, I can buy just a few chocolates at See’s and feel like it’s something special as I truly enjoy each one.

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