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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Finally Lose That Weight

Ok Folks there is just enough time between now and swim suit season to make some changes to your life and psyche if you are willing.
I have discussed before what I do:  

Eat high fiber, drink water, enjoy fruit, nosh on nuts. 

That is the basic.

My dieting problem if you will is actually under eating as well as the very typical north American problem of poor nutrition.

I have decided what would be helpful might be a stationary bike in my house. Then I could at least do cardio from home.  

I cannot afford to join a gym or take a class. I think I would like the one on one attention of a trainer.

It might also be nice to have a work out buddy. I have some Pilates DVD’s. I think I have watched one of them…

I live in a condo with stairs why isn’t that enough? UGH

What I am excited about is back side shaping. I never thought it was possible but if it is… 

Yes that would be interesting. No one that I don’t want to share it with is going to see if I give myself wash board abs.

Legs and arms can look too bulky but a cute little backside is a joy.

I have been enjoying in hit and miss fashion this season of the Biggest Loser. I love the premise of the show because weight loss is really that simple: 

Get off your duff. 
Eat nutrient rich foods. 
No stuffing. No starving.

One night when I tuned in a contestant said he had lost 134 lbs. That is a whole person. Ask me how I know.

The contestants do not need diet food, they do not get lap band surgery, they eat regular meals. They just learn to make different choices when dining. 

Equally important they do not sit around all day long. They have adventures and challenges.

I eat what I want but that includes portion control and I try to stay somewhat balanced.

Hydrate well 
Increase Protein, Calcium and Vitamin D
Nix Stress

Without adding activity it might take a long time to see any change depending on what body issues you are trying to tackle.

If you are only eating 1200 to 1500 calories a day you might be under eating. Your body will hold the food you do give it and ration out how it uses the energy from it.

If you are too stressed, dehydrated or failing to empty your bowels you are also in a metabolic holding pattern that will keep weight on and keep adding it.

Weight is a science but it is not rocket science. The help is there for you. Join our Facebook page or leave questions to get engaged with support.


  1. Excellent advice here. Why do we try to make things harder or more complicated than they really are? You said it perfectly: 'they learn to make better choices when dining.' Diets don't work. You have to be able to live with this for the rest of your life and if you're on some mad, crazy diet (water diet, cabbage soup diet, etc.)that's just not possible.

    I hope many people read this simple, yet awesome advice and KNOW that this IS doable and you don't have to spend tons of money on nasty food (like Nutri-System, which is like dog food)or signing up for membership to some barely affordable gym (walk and/or bike ride with a friend; invite them over to do a Pilates DVD workout with you).

    Great post!


    1. I am glad my some what odd ball ramblings make sense to someone else. It has been empowering to learn what diets seem to miss or get wrong. It is also wonderful to know I am doing well for my body or what I need to do when things are not going as I would like.

      I am trying to get the word out that my tiny 125lbs frame is now as much nurture as nature. There is the FB group and another one on another social networking site. Maybe I will do an Ebook eventually.

      Thanks for the vote of confidence!

  2. This is a fantastic post. This is the real solution to loosing weight, keeping it off, and having a healthy lifestyle. It really is simple in so many ways. Thank you for sharing!

    1. I was so relieved to discover these truths and put them into practice. If you are looking to make changes keep me posted on your progress.