Saturday Swapit #9

Welcome to the Saturday Swapit forum where you can share ideas, success stories and those not quite successful in support of others who may well be experiencing the same pitfalls you have had.
If you’d like to join in, simply write a post about your experiences and pingback to this one, then leave a link to it in the comments.

I am not, nor do I claim to be, a professional dietician, nutritionist or diet programme consultant.
I rejoined SW in May 2019 and have managed to stay within my target parameters since August 2019.
Anyone who wants or needs to lose serious weight should consult a medical professional or GP. This is not a diet programme.

Thanks to Melanie for her input and both Val and Diana for their comments.
Wide Eyed Wonderings has designed her own diet: you can check that out here

I had a good weigh in on Monday showing a loss of four pounds but only reported three officially as I’m sure it will go back up.
Maybe it was the tweaking and re-familiarizing myself with the ground rules, or maybe it was because I’ve made different choices, or even because Maya watching meant a couple of missed meals altogether.
Of course it could also be more exercise, even if most of it is chasing her round the garden to retrieve stones out of her mouth. She knows the rattle of the treatie box and on our next outing, we shall be looking for little pouches we can put round our waists. Fiddling with a lid on a plastic box is a pain when holding a lead and excitable dog compared to just putting your fingers in a pouch and voila! The kibble is useless in a plastic bag as it gets wrapped up in it, and having it loose in our pocket makes it, and the kibble, sticky. Not that Maya minds of course. Treats are treats afterall.

Sometimes I think it does the body good to have ‘a change from the norm’ and a friend of mine tried the 5 to 2 diet, where she strictly dieted for 5 days (workdays worked out best for that), then ate ‘normally’ for the other two. I never tried it and although she lost a few pounds, they didn’t stay off. Diets I did try in the 70s were the little chewy toffees that were supposed to suppress your appetite. I grew to like them too much so I was defeated before I even started. However, a glass of water before you eat makes you feel fuller so you don’t want so much. Cheaper too!
Still, we shall see what Monday brings………..

Throw away question this week:
What is the worst thing FOR YOU about dieting?
Just a few ideas:
Feeling hungry all the time?
Boredom due to lack of choice?
No results?
No will power?


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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7 Responses to Saturday Swapit #9

  1. 247paulgray says:

    Watching your partner eating everything going and not putting on weight.

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  3. Here’s my post:

    The worst thing for me when I used to diet was the feeling of deprivation. That happened ever single time I tried to diet formally. Wonderful topic today Di! 😀

  4. murisopsis says:

    I eat in moderation and avoid some foods – either because the doctor insists or I know that they are too good to be good for me. I limit the portions so that I don’t have to be that person who can’t eat out or have anything served at the party… I have a set calorie limit and if I want to blow all my calories on a milk shake and candy bar I can – but then there isn’t anything else to be eaten…

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