How I Do It today....
Sunday, March 25, 2018
I am maintaining a weight loss of almost 100 lbs since Dec. 2009. How in the world do I do it? Well, here ya go...
Since Nov. 2008, for protein I have eaten white meat chicken, fish, and turkey. Beef is something I'll eat maybe twice a year as a treat. As far as veggies go, I eat lots of veggies fresh from the produce dept. They are almost always cooked. I'm not into raw myself. I do eat a lot of salads, mostly spinach. My snacks are usually fresh fruit. I love it, and we have access to such a wide variety. For bread I only eat 100% whole wheat. There are tons of healthy eating recipes here on SP. I use them a lot to keep the meals new and exciting.
When I was in the weight loss phase of this journey, I ate 1250 calories a day. I have used a food scale and measuring cups to make sure I only eat a true serving since Nov. 2008. That's what makes my calorie count accurate. During weight loss I gave myself one cheat day a month. On the first of the month I ate whatever I wanted as much as I wanted (except for sugary foods. None of that because I'm diabetic.) The cheat day was the only day I did that. I was very strict with myself.
I have walked almost every day since Nov. 2008. I started walking 20 min. a day, and worked up to 60. I still do that daily. Sometimes I do Pilates too.
That's it in a nutshell. This process will never end. I must remain committed to my healthy lifestyle. I can't say it's been easy, but I'm telling ya the work has been totally worth it! I have my health today. I was literally dying when I started this journey.
Of course this is just the physical side of what I have done to lose the weight and keep it off. There is also the mental and spiritual side.
I hope this may help someone who needs a little hope, a hint at where to go from where they are right now.
If I can do it, so can you!