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August 15, 2016

Why no one likes to diet...

About 6 weeks ago, I decided it was time.......time to lose a few pounds.......let go of the potato chip bag, and get serious.

My co-worker and I discussed the situation:

"I need to lose a few pounds ~ or just forget the whole thing and buy new clothes"
reply ~ "I got ya, sister.  Let's walk at lunch"

So, we do.  At least twice a week, we go out at lunch and walk between 1 1/2 to 2 miles.  It's hot.  But we don't use that excuse, we take a bottle of water and go.  98 degrees?  No problem.  We did make a few changes, like taking clothes to walk in.  Extra undies and a sport bra so that we can change back into work clothes that aren't sweaty and stinky.  One day Dr G commented on how red our faces were, and I said "no, it's just a glow".  Ha ha.  We are anxiously awaiting the fall temp's so that we can walk further without coming back dripping.  Lately we have cut the walk to no more than 1 1/2 miles, as it gives us plenty of time to cool off and eat a bit of lunch.

And it's working.  I've lost 4 1/2 pounds since I started.  It's really not the excersize that is doing it though, it's the calories.  So I use an app that helped me set a calorie goal, then I add in what I've eaten.  It's really annoying to count calories, especially when you want a milk shake.  Have been avoiding Starbucks for the frappucino ~ even the plain coffee one is 250 calories.  But I do indulge every now and then.  I went to dinner with a friend on Saturday, and had 2 (2!) beers with dinner.  It was a real treat.

It's the old fashioned way to lose weight without pills or diet guidelines.  You just have to decide if you want to eat something that is nutritious (like an apple, or yogurt) or blow your calories away on a bag of chips.  Sometimes, the chips win.....

Love, 365


  1. The chips are winning with me right now. And the soda and the donuts, too! But I really do want to walk and exercise more. Maybe once this brutal summer ends. But you're not letting that stop you. Great work! Keep it going! :-)

    The Pedestrian Writer

    1. Thanks! At last the over 90 degree temps are gone (for now), and it's been a lot nicer. Better yet when it's in the 70's! Doing it makes me feel better to handler the stresses of the day... Hope you're weather cooperates soon! And thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  2. Good luck with your diet!

    Cutting out the sugar and the carbs helped me to get healthier. Once I had stopped eating sweet and/or carby stuff for a while, I didn't crave it anymore.

    Except beer. No one will ever take away my beer.


  3. I love carbs, and they are my biggest weakness. Bread, crackers, chips, etc. My will power really sucks, lol!


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