- 7 years ago
- Wedding: August 2009
After the wedding a year and a half ago, I gained about 20 lbs. in addition to the 10 lbs. I gained prior to us getting married. I blame it on the fact I LOVE to cook and bake, especially for my husband! We also love to dine out!
So now I am 30 lbs. lighter, thanks to sparkpeople.com – which has many of the same resources as WW except everything is FREE. No diet pills, no special diet – in fact my allotted calorie range was 1500 to 1850 calories and I stayed at the upper end most of the time. I DID exercise every day, but usually not more than 30 or 40 minutes! Keep in mind that I started mid-September and survived some heavy duty eating holidays commonly referred to as Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s and the Super Bowl. Not bad for a 51 year old!
What I did learn is:
Portion control is important! For me, tracking my nutrition is an absolute must!
Ocassionally over-indulging is no reason to give up – the secret is to IMMEDIATELY get back on track!
Make exercise a daily habit.
NOW for the hard part! Supposedly less than 10% of people who reach their goal weight will keep the weight off for good. I plan to keep it off so I will continue to monitor my nutrition and fitness for awhile!