[a weight loss story]

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Walking Against The Wind

The weather here is insane. I walked home from work tonight and boy was it a workout. The winds were so strong that I could hardly move at all at time, like some demented mime. That has to burn calories. I didn't make it all the way home this time. I piked about 2/3 of the way, between the wind and the flying grit attacking me. Still a good effort though.

Tonight I was talking to my sister. She is only 5 kilos lighter than me but 10 cm shorter. I think I am officially not the fattest sister in my family now. We decided to have a challenge between now and Christmas. My sister reckons she can lose 30 kilos but I told her that was stupid. She said people can lose 2 kilos a week and I told yeah but they don't keep them off. She saw the sense in that. The winner gets something that has much sentimental value to both of us to keep.

At the moment, I'm trying to break my snacking habit. Snacking is good but not when it is constant. I can stay under my daily calories because I snack on healthy snacks but I'm making myself stick to allocated snack times this week. It's hard and several times this week already I've sat there watching the clock tick over so I can have my apple. It's hard but I think worth it in the end.

Hi Kathryn,

Thanks for your comments on my blog this morning -- a very sensible and healthy approach.

Meanwhile, I am reliably informed by a couple of experts in the field of bariatric medicine that the more slowly the weight comes off, the less adverse effect on one's metabolism and the body's urge to regain, not to mention the better health habit one is building for a long-term success.

It's always exciting to think one could be 50 pounds thinner by Christmas, but those are expectations that are frequently dashed by the reality of what we can sustain physically and psychologically in any given period of time.

By Blogger The Troescher Team, at 11:19 pm  

That wind can really dial up the resistance on the walking, no?

Oooh, the snacking. Yes, I am struggling with that one. I sit there and watch that clock, too.

Tick...tick... *chomp*

Argh! Let's hope your resistance efforts are better than mine!

By Blogger Zara, at 7:20 am  

Just a question - if your snacking is allowed within your calories for the day - why are you worried about eating constantly ? When you eat it keeps you metabolism high which means that the fat is burning off quicker. At the end of it all I guess you really need to do what works for you.
Take care and well done on the walk in the wind !!!

By Blogger Me, at 8:39 am  

Yes the weather here is horrible too. I am sick of it. I too have lots of snacks, but as long as they are healthy I try not to worry.

By Blogger Slim Suzy, at 10:37 am  

It's all about forming new habits and sticking to them. Allocated times for snacks is great and after a while it will become like second nature. A good little challenge actually. Well done. XX

By Blogger Jodie, at 2:47 pm  

Hi Kathryn,

Yeah, talk about the wind...I need to go and do my laundry, and I am in fear of being blown away.

By Anonymous Lucinda, at 3:41 pm  

Just to clear things up - I'm not trying to cut out snacks altogether just between-snack-snacks. I've managed to cut my snacking from high fat/high sugar to low fat/low sugar but I still have that impulse to put something in my mouth constantly throughout the day.

Ideally I'd like to be able to break the whole eating at my desk habit but don't know how practical that would be.

By Blogger kathrynoh, at 7:02 pm  



current weight:
76.6 kg

start weight:
110.1 kg

total loss:
33.5 kg

goal weight:
70 kgs



boobs: 100 cm

waist: 81 cm

hips: 109 cm

thighs: 50 cm


Weekly Goal Lifestyle Changing Challenge-A-Rama

Week 1 - Drink more water

Week 2 - Cut out sugary treats


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