Wednesday, May 2, 2012

"How Are You Losing the Weight?"

I get asked, "How are you losing the weight?" all the time and have written back to many people explaining how I've done it, so I figured it was about time to blog about it.

First of all, I'm not on any diet or anything. I don't believe in diets. Yes, they may work temporarily but not long-term (for me, at least).

Exercise: I work out four or five times a week for 1-2 hours each time. I usually do 10-20 minutes of cardio and then 30 minutes or so of weights, then finish up with more cardio. I also take my precious little Chihuahua, Oopsie, on walks a lot when the weather is nice. It doesn't feel like a workout and I enjoy it. BONUS! :-D

Eating: I eat healthy but I also don't deprive myself of anything. I try to stay away from saturated and trans fats and lots of sugar and try to only eat 1200 calories a day but I don't count or anything; I just kind of have an idea. I still love my freshly baked cookies, cupcakes, Chinese, Japanese, etc. I just control how much of stuff like that I eat by portion size and how often I eat it. I also try to drink a good amount of water each day and try not to drink my calories, although I still enjoy my Starbucks or something like that a couple of times a month. Again, it's all about how often and how much. I also pretty much put a stop to eating just to eat. I ask myself, "Is this head hunger (just craving or wanting food) or am I truly hungry (is my stomach growling or something)?" And then make my decision from there.

Tip: I had no idea how many calories are in the food at restaurants. I mean, how do they put that many calories into what you would think would be healthy food? I always go to the restaurant of choice's website and see if they have nutritional information and, if they do, I pick out my choice ahead of time so I know what I'm getting is healthy. If they don't, I Google the restaurant and the item or meal on the restaurant's online menu that I think I might get because there are quite a few websites out there that have the nutritional information for it. That has really helped me.
Lord willing, I know that this will work for me for the rest of my life because I don't feel deprived or like I'm missing out because I'm on some diet and craving foods that I can't have.

I hope this has answered some of your questions.

Hope you all are having a great week!

PS: My "Follow by Email" is fixed. Yay!

Also, I've had a few people ask me how tall I am. I'm 5'7". My pictures make me look like I have no legs because my husband is tall and he's the one taking the pictures. We're going to really work on not making me look like I have stump legs next time. LOL!

1 comment:

  1. I love your way of doing it! I really believe that is the healthy and only way to go for a good weight loss! I just find it so hard to control my self. Instead of ordering a small thing at Starbucks I convince my self that I just this time could have a big one. Or when I once in a while wants a pizza I always ends up eating much more than I was planning!
    Good job with your weight loss I will try to do you after :)