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Weight Loss: I'm a Happy Fatty Now.

Updated on January 17, 2017
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Watch Your Weight.

Is your weight a problem? Are you unhappy with your life? Then you need to start counting the calories. I am overweight and my sedentary lifestyle does not help. My daughter bought me a Calorie Counter Watch recently and so I started to use it and make changes where I could. I am now retired so it is a case of walking a little further than I have been used to. Climbing the stairs a little more often than hitherto and going out more to the shops to gain some walking exercise at least.

The Calorie Counter Watch.


This is a revelation to me, yes I know they are in common use now, yes I had heard of them but not taken any notice of the benefits they offered. To me they were something for younger people watches they used in the Gym to measure their heart rate when exercising. I knew from that they could work out the calorie loss to assist in weight loss, when required for their chosen sport. Of course I now appreciate that they can also help when someone wants to increase their weight for whatever reason.

In my case I wear the watch and it encourages me to try a little harder to exert myself when doing gentle exercise at home. I also park the car a little further away from my destination on a regular basis. I did neither of these things until recently. It is true to say that a few days ago I was talking to my neighbour at the gate. He had his dog with him and they were just starting a walk. Yes I went with him and we were out for almost an hour which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Calorie Counting.


My wife and daughter have now got me on a calorie controlled diet, this of course is the essence of losing weight. I have lost 16lbs over the last 7 weeks and I am so pleased with that. I read in one of the magazine's that a person of 150lbs will burn off around 100 calories per mile when running this seems very good to me. I think it is probably more difficult to lose weight when one is trying to do it on a day by day basis. This is where the Watch helps me it makes me do that little bit more when I am able to. It certainly helps me so I am sure it can help anyone reading this post.

Make The Effort.


Make the effort as I have done, feel as though you have achieved something as I have done. Make yourself a happier person as I am now. Yes I know it's hard to make the changes, I know there's always something more important that requires your attention. Let me tell you this, there is nothing more important than you health. Vast wealth, or anything you may wish for is worthless without good health and the ability to enjoy it. So make the effort, be inspired, I really have done the things outlined here and I have benefited from them. I feel better and fitter than I have done for years. At the age of 71 I want to say that I feel 21, that of course would be going to far but that's what I want to say!

An Extra Bonus.


My wife said that if I lost weight she would stop smoking and she has! I am so pleased with the way thing are changing. She has taken to walking with me now, this is such a change for us both. We even talk more than we used to it's worked wonders for us. Could you try the same with someone you know? it might help. One more thing we have a very happy daughter she has seen such a difference over this couple of months. A mum that's stopped smoking and a slimmer dad. It certainly is smiles all round in our house.


© 2015 Graham Lee

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    • old albion profile imageAUTHOR

      Graham Lee 

      7 months ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Glen. Thank you for your value visit and comments. I have slipped a bit but still at it. I'm 74 this year but that's life. Onward! The only way.

      Graham.

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      GlenR 

      7 months ago from UK

      Well done, Graham. I replaced my activity tracker with a new updated model on Wednesday. I agree that they certainly help with motivation - mine beeps every hour to remind me to get up and do some steps - which is what I am about to do!

    • old albion profile imageAUTHOR

      Graham Lee 

      2 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Thanks for your visit and welcome comments. Yes it's worth the effort but as you know it can be tough.

      Graham.

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      Dan Harmon 

      2 years ago from Boise, Idaho

      It's worth the effort, isn't it? I use "MyFitnessPal" (free for android and pc) and have been hitting the gym 4 times a week for over a year. Losing 40 pounds and taking Yoga has done wonders for how I feel and what I can do physically. At 65, things were slowing down, but that has certainly helped.

    • old albion profile imageAUTHOR

      Graham Lee 

      2 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Audrey. Thanks for your visit and welcome comment. Nice to see you again. We slip a bit here and there but slowly we are still winning. As you know the hard part is making a determined start. GO FOR IT!

      Graham.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      I think I need one of these!

    • old albion profile imageAUTHOR

      Graham Lee 

      3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Audrey, thanks for your revisit. We are still working hard, I have lost over a stone but have not really seen a difference yet. Only yesterday my daughter and I proclaimed that we want another 2 stone off for by Christmas. Pauline my wife has a more sensible approach saying she wants to lose 1 stone by Christmas. Make a start, once you get into it does become easier. Thanks again for your visit and interest.

      Graham.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      3 years ago from California

      As my weight is on my brain again, I visited your post again--how is it going for you?

    • old albion profile imageAUTHOR

      Graham Lee 

      3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Colleen, you posted twice. Keep smilin'

      Graham.

    • old albion profile imageAUTHOR

      Graham Lee 

      3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Coleen lovely to hear from you. Well, you certainly give yourselves no excuse. Well done I wish you both great success and happiness.

      Graham.

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      Colleen Swan 

      3 years ago from County Durham

      Hi Graham,

      You are so right-just those few extra steps walked and stairs climb can make a real difference.

      I have also found a foolproof excuse absorber. For those days when my husband and I cannot go for walks, we have put an indoor bike at our bedside. Around it is a circle consisting of a fan, TV, digital radio, and audio bookplayer. With all those comforts and options, it is almost impossible to find reasons not to exercise and burn calories.

      With good wishes,

      Colleen ,

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      Colleen Swan 

      3 years ago from County Durham

      Hi Graham,

      You are so right-just those few extra steps walked and stairs climb can make a real difference.

      I have also found a foolproof excuse absorber. For those days when my husband and I cannot go for walks, we have put an indoor bike at our bedside. Around it is a circle consisting of a fan, TV, digital radio, and audio bookplayer. With all those comforts and options, it is almost impossible to find reasons not to exercise and burn calories.

      With good wishes,

      Colleen ,

    • old albion profile imageAUTHOR

      Graham Lee 

      3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Suzanne. Thanks for your visit. It's great that you go out and make the effort, that's the key. We are still on track here. Thanks so much for the votes I do appreciate it.

      Graham.

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      Suzanne Day 

      3 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      Hi Graham, I've never tried a calorie counter but it sounds useful for stretching yourself just that little bit further. For me, I need to force a walk now and then or I forget to exercise at all! Voted up and useful.

    • old albion profile imageAUTHOR

      Graham Lee 

      3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Audrey. Thanks for your visit and congrats. Things are still on track I am pleased to say. Carry on counting.

      Graham.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      3 years ago from California

      Keep on going --and congrats! I am terrible about counting calories, but I love to exercise so that helps!

    • old albion profile imageAUTHOR

      Graham Lee 

      3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Stella. Yes I try to get about much more now. Everything still on track at the moment. Keep on Pickin'

      Graham.

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      stella vadakin 

      3 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      So glad you like to walk, you can see so many more things, and will feel much better. Stella

    • old albion profile imageAUTHOR

      Graham Lee 

      3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Peachy. Sorry for my late reply. Good on you if we work at it like anything else we will achieve the results. Thanks for your visit and comments.

      Graham.

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      peachy 

      3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      great hub, I always make sure the calories are less , reading the labels before purchase

    • old albion profile imageAUTHOR

      Graham Lee 

      3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Frank. Glad you liked this one. At the moment things are tip top. We are all still pleased with ourselves and smiling. Thanks for your valued visit and comments.

      Graham.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      3 years ago from Shelton

      i know it must be difficult.. i have found out in the past that many of the diet ( lets call them fads ) are hungry work... too many control devices, but this seems to work? hmm great hub very useful

    • old albion profile imageAUTHOR

      Graham Lee 

      3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Lawrence. Thanks for your visit. Yes we are all pleased with ourselves at the moment. We must persevere.

      Graham.

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      Lawrence Hebb 

      3 years ago from Hamilton, New Zealand

      Graham

      I'd heard of these watches and they sounded a bit too good to be true but it appears I was wrong. They really do work.

      Well done on the awesome result

      Lawrence

    • old albion profile imageAUTHOR

      Graham Lee 

      3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Flourish. Thank you for your welcome visit. Everything is working well at the moment still smiles all round.

      Graham.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      3 years ago from USA

      It's certainly worth the effort! Congratulations on your weight loss and to your wife on her smoking cessation.

    • old albion profile imageAUTHOR

      Graham Lee 

      3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Maj. Thanks for your visit. Yes we are all very pleased with ourselves at present. I am especially pleased that Pauline has stopped smoking. It really does make me feel better, do look into it they are easy to understand and so helpful.

      Graham.

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      travmaj 

      3 years ago from australia

      Well said Graham and good effort. I've been walking and exercising too - It just takes that extra effort. Having a dog helps! The calorie counter seems a great idea, I'll look into getting one I think. Best wishes to you and your wife, great effort to stop smoking. You must both feel good.

    • old albion profile imageAUTHOR

      Graham Lee 

      3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Bill. Thanks for your visit. Yes it's working well at present. Very pleased all round.

      Graham.

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      Bill Holland 

      3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I've seen these but never talked to anyone who used them. Luckily I have never had a weight problem, but this is a nice review and I'll pass it on to some friends who need to know about it.

      Bill

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