Making small changes can make a difference to your health.
A time for everything
I don't know about you, but one thing I have always hated is when people are on a diet.....and all they seem to want to talk about is "How many calories or points are in what food. (Some even seem to what to point out how much is in what you are eating.)
I am anti diets, I always said I don't believe in diets. I always thought I would never go on a diet.
But in the last 3 months or so I have signed up to the online dieting site Weightloss Resources.
There are 3 main reasons for me doing this.
1) I had a head injury that left me unable to get exercise.
This resulted in me piling on the weight so much that I saw the scale say "I remember you hitting this weight when you were 8 months pregnant and a barrage balloon"
2) I did not fancy going to weekly meetings and feel shamed, if I don't lose weight at least I am the only one that knows.
3)Its cheap and easy.
So I signed up. The Weightoss resources site is nice and simple and fairly well laid out. If you eat something, you can search for it and if the product is not on there you can add it in.
Likewise any exercise can be accounted for.
This site gives you a free trial, which you can try more than once. All you have to do is fill in some details and it sets you a target.
I must admit I went for it all guns blazing at first....changing my habits and trying to walk more...I even dusted off the cobwebs from the rowing machine and tried to row while I watched telly at night.
I soon saw the benefits. I lost 1 stone in 2 months and felt the better for it.
I must admit having little or no treats has been hard and over the last few weeks it has got harder.... Now that I have started though it is worth persisting in even if I have the odd slip!
Weight loss a few years on.
I would love to say to you that after 2 or 3 years I had kept the weight off...
I didn't. Life got busy, a shoulder injury and that stopped the gym. I got out the habit and let's face it who wants to go out in the snow... (especially after the head injury on ice) so some weight went back on..
That is not to say that these resources are not good.
I still try my best to watch what I eat.
Try and watch my portions, not pile it on
I am now a director (voluntary) of a sports centre and swimming pool (thanks to my community activism) so I try and swim too.
I am not going to give up though but neither am I going to become obsessed with diets.
Who is with me? Who will make small changes that will help a healthier lifestyle.
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