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.
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 will power?