I have shown this before, it is scary how much more we eat, and this is not including any snacks, getting fat is the simple math's of eating more calories than you burn off each day, simple, but so hard to control. We live in a world where food is plenty, cheap and diverse, and who would not want to try everything, our parents would be amazed at our choices these days. We are also not as active as our parents were, it all adds up to the predicament I find myself in.
This plan should help me once I have reached my weigh goals, I don't have to add to much back into my diet, maybe just a few nice treats, I want to keep my portion size the same and then in theory the weight should stay off.
Middle weekend was more relaxed, hubby did a nice meal for Valentines, with red wine and a dessert, and with storm Dennis howling around us, I ate a few more rich treats, but as I'm not on a calorie count.
I did lose weight, but not as much as I hoped, I had set myself a target, and hoped I could be a couple pounds below, but I just missed my target, I'm not too bothered, I aim to stay eating as we are for March and April, and if I have to keep going in May I will, I have my target finish weight and I will get there no matter how long it takes. BUT the last time I was this weight was 2016, so 4 years of extra weight gone, my aim is to match my weight in 2009.
I find my Diabetes class really frustrating, the tutor is doing a general class, which I'm sure for many is a help, last time he spoke about sugar, fizzy drinks, sugar filled foods, most of which I never eat or drink. Next topic is fat, again I have had a low fat diet for 40 years due to high cholesterol. So I am not gaining any help, other than move more.
I have started walking more, I am counting steps, and recording each day, at this point I would like to reach 6,000 steps each day, someday I have missed, but my weekly average is pleasing. I have also spent a couple hours in the garden, all good exercise. Having said that, the last week of February was so stormy, my steps dropped right back.