Counting calories was the foundation of my weight loss plan. Recording what I ate did many things for me, not the least of which was creating accountability. Previously, I ate with no thought at all except for what sounded good and tasty. I paid no mind to the amount I ate and in retrospect, the… Continue reading The Educated Calorie Counter
This is the other side of my previous post: 50 Things I Did Not Do to Lose Weight People always ask me “how?” and I know the main reason, aside from curiosity, is that they are hoping what I say will be something they can apply to their own lives. I absolutely believe we can… Continue reading 125 Things I Did to Lose 125 Pounds
In order to lose 125 pounds, I did not: Have gastric bypass surgery Get the lap band Follow a plan Go hungry Drink shakes Take supplements Hire a personal trainer Inject myself with HCG Give up bread Give up carbs Give up fat Give up chocolate Give up wine Suffer Punish myself Berate myself Use… Continue reading 50 Things I Did Not Do to Lose Weight
Q Rachael, on my Facebook page, isn’t sure how many calories to eat and adds, “I’m 5 foot 2 inches and 210lbs. I can’t help what I eat to be honest, and it’s hard when I’m trying to calorie count without changes my partners meals and over eating. Really don’t know what to do 😦… Continue reading Q&A Dealing with Weight Loss/Healthy Eating Obstacles
Willpower, the strength to act, or forbear from acting, in the pursuit of a goal. Self discipline, training and control of oneself and one’s conduct, usually for personal improvement. Self control, the ability of a person to exert his/her will over the inhibitions of their body or self. I think most people have a pretty… Continue reading Willpower
I have always have hesitated to write too much detail about exactly how to lose weight. For me, I found that floundering about figuring it out myself turned out to be incredibly valuable. It forced me to really learn. I don’t think you get nearly as much out of simply following a plan as you… Continue reading Been There/Done That – Weight Loss Advice Part 1
You step on the scale. Nothing new, you do this every day. If you are wise, you weigh-in at the same time every day under the same conditions, for example, after using the bathroom and before taking a shower. There are three possible results: You weigh the same as you did yesterday. You weigh less… Continue reading Is the Scale Rollercoaster Taking You For a Ride?