[a weight loss story]
*kathrynoh at nemesis dot com dot au*
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.
That wind can really dial up the resistance on the walking, no?
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.
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.
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
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.
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