Let’s Talk About Diet in 2013

0 Comments | December 29, 2012

In my youth, I was very overweight. And as I rang in every new year so would my resolution to lose weight. I was good New Years day, but it was down hill from the 2nd on. When I reached the ripe old age of 18, I made a resolution to stop making New Year resolutions that never came to fruition.  My thought was that you can’t break a resolution that was never made. I also decided that it was meant to be that I be fat for all of my life. In 1975 who would have thought that a bathroom conversation at my sisters graduation party, would have changed my life forever. I joined OA (over-eaters anonymous), and it changed my life completely. I lost 75lbs on my journey with OA. Over the course of my life I have gained and lost  weight, but I never gained the 40 lbs that I initially lost on OA.

Right now I am in a good place. I have successfully lost and maintained 75 lbs since 2008. I still don’t make resolutions that I know I will not keep. I just hope that the weight will continue to stay off.  I don’t question why I lost the weight, I am just thankful for the fact that is gone. I feel so good being the size that I am. My thyroid is still in remission as far as I know. As far as I know my healthy is relatively good. I have put back on about seven pounds, but to be quite honest with you they really should not have lost.  Although I must admit I did enjoy having them off.  And now we are going into 2013.

Strategies for Maintaining Weight Loss

  1. Eat 4-5 small meals a day.
  2. Eat a freshly made salad every day
  3. Drink at least 32oz of water daily. In my terms 2 – 160z bottles of water.
  4. Cereal is a good snack food to keep on hand especially in the winter.
  5. Eat slowly. I don’t care who watches me eat and looks at me like I’m crazy.
  6. Portion your servings.
  7. Do not go food shopping when you are hungry.
  8. Keep healthy snacks with you.
  9. High salt does not make a healthy food at all.
  10. Enjoy what you are eating.
  11. Don’t make New Years Resolutions that you can not keep.

 

 

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