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Never to old to lose weight and exercise.

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Whiff Sat 15-Jun-19 13:33:39

I started to put weight on when I was eight. Am now sixty one. When I started dating my husband in 1975 I was sixteen and 11 stone. When we got married I was near 14st. After having our in 1983 daughter I was 18st. My weight fluctuated after that lowest I got was 17st and the biggest 21st. Every time I decided to lose weight my late husband and children supported me and never once was disappointed in me when I gave up and put it back on.
My husband died in 2004 at the age of forty seven I was forty five. In the intervening years I yo yo dieted.
In 2017 after my mom died I became ill just thought I was run down. I have am illness which I have had for 31 yrs . No one can tell me a name for it. I have spent years under varies consultant neurologists. I am lucky whatever it is is not killing me but has made life difficult. I have symptoms of various neurological disorders. Why I have given that information is because of two of the tablets I was taking for pain and fits gave me jaundice. I couldn't see I was yellow. Just thought all I had gone through being ill, bring the children up, my husband cancer and death. Helping with my dad until he died. Looking after my mom for ten years until her death.
Because I was so ill from the March until finally being discharged by the gastrologist(hope I have spelt that right) in August I couldn't do anything for a long time . Even lifting an empty mug was impossible. I had a lot of time to think about what I wanted out of life now none was dependent on me. Lose weight was top of the list followed by move closer to live by the children and get fitter.
I decided my weight would be a marathon and not a sprint. I would be happy to lose quarter of pound a week. In January 2018 I joined a community fit club programme run by Age UK. It was for 12 weeks. Because I have to walk with a stick and have balance problems the fitness instructor was wonderful. I used a chair to hold on to too do leg exercises and sat down to do the arm ones.
When I started to diet in April 2017 I was 19st 2.25lbs size 32. Hadn't exercised for 40yrs. I am now 11 st 12.25lbs size 16. Lost 7st 4lbs. Didn't start measuring myself until June 2017. But have lost 7" from my bust,11.5" waist and 15" from my hips. I want to get to 11st.
I have cut out danger foods from my diet i.e. chocolate, ice cream and cheese. Can't control how much I eat of those. I have not gone to weight clubs. Tried that when Nick was alive doesn't work for me. I weight everything I eat and drink and count calories. Write it down to keep check. I know even when I get to 11st for the rest of my life I will have to weigh and count calories it's the only way I can control what I put into my mouth. The fitness class carried on due to a grant from Aged UK until August 2018. I have carried on with the exercises. I do 25 mins every day. My strength has improved so has my balance. All my family and friends can't get over the change in me. They tell me all the time how proud of me they are.
My late husband would be shocked. He always loved me no matter how big I got.
It's not been easy and some weeks I have put on. But I have not given up. If I can do it you can to. I spent decades being over weight. No more. Hope this has helped some one out there.

Smileless2012 Sat 15-Jun-19 13:37:39

What a fabulous post and amazing story Whiff. Congratulations on your determinationflowers

paddyann Sat 15-Jun-19 14:24:41

well done,my daughter has serious health problems and she has put on a huge amount of weight as a result of both the medication and the pain that keeps her bedbound for weeks .Recentlyshe strted a diet and exercise regime and in the last month has managed to lose almost one and a half stone.I am tremendously proud of her and hope she can continue losing so that she can ,like you ,get her life back.Thank you for your post ,would you mind if I copied it to show her ? Every little bit helps when motivation sometimes wanes .

Whiff Sat 15-Jun-19 16:04:45

Thank you Smileless 2012 it means and lot to me.

wildswan16 Sat 15-Jun-19 16:17:21

That's wonderful Whiff! You have persevered and been rewarded. You are wise to realise that it may have to be an ongoing eating plan for you - but you know where temptation might lead! I hope your weight loss allows you to enjoy life as much as you able. smile

Whiff Sat 15-Jun-19 16:24:07

paddyann . Yes of course you can show your daughter. She has done wonderfully well to lose almost stone and a half. But please tell her from me to not expect to lose it quickly. I found from years of losing quickly it goes on just as quickly and in my case plus extra. It is a change of life. Not just in reducing your calorie intake but of thinking differently about food . I haven't put a time limit on myself for losing the weight. Been there done that and failed every time. Like I said it is a marathon not a sprint. I am happy if I have lost quarter of a pound. But when I have put on I don't beat myself up about it. Spent decades doing that. I am only 5ft 2ins and know 11st is still over weight for my height but I will look well at that weight. Also my skin will not become firm as I spent to many decades being big. But I can live with that. Hope your daughter isn't in to much pain. I've lived with pain in my left arm and leg for 31yrs. As time goes by you do learn to tolerate it but at times it does get worse. It annoys when it does as it stops me doing some things . After 3-5 days it goes back to its normal level. I have always believed what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.

Whiff Sat 15-Jun-19 16:26:28

Wildswan16 Thank you. I have three young grandsons that I can now keep up with.

Missfoodlove Sat 15-Jun-19 16:40:18

Fantastic! So well done.
I’m sure you will keep it up 😉😃👏👏👏👏

nanaK54 Sat 15-Jun-19 16:49:14

Fantastic, very well done and thanks for sharing your story

Oldandverygrey Sat 15-Jun-19 17:08:37

Congratulations Whiff - wonderful achievement!

M0nica Sat 15-Jun-19 17:25:16

Whiff Congratulations and a thought to encourage you. I have never had your problems but I did put weight on after the menopause and succeeded in losing 2 stone couple of years ago. I have found that after a couple of years of being careful what I ate my body and my appetite adjusted to the new normal. I now do not want to eat as much as I did, nor do I want to eat the food I ate before. I have become almost teetotal, I have lost my sweet tooth, so when you reach your target, yes to begin with you will need to weigh food and count calories, but after a while, that will be less necessary as your body adjusts to the new normal.

Day6 Sat 15-Jun-19 19:30:14

Well done Whiff. What wonderful determination and thank you for sharing your story.

Nico97 Sat 15-Jun-19 19:43:40

Whiff what a wonderful motivating story - you have inspired me to carry on with my weight loss programme ! 😃

PamelaJ1 Sat 15-Jun-19 20:31:30

What a fantastic result.
🎉

GranEd Sat 15-Jun-19 20:51:05

Congratulations Whiff 👏👏 you’re an inspiration!
Thanks for sharing your story. 💐💐

SalsaQueen Sat 15-Jun-19 21:00:37

Well done! That's remarkable.

I'm 60 and have tried lots of different diets over the years. I was 9st when I got married in 1980, then after having2 children, I weighed 11st. I stopped smoking, went up to about 12 1/2 st.

My heaviest was 16st 2, size 24, a few years ago. Since then, I've been 12st, and up to 15st 5 again last Monday, when I joined Slimming World. I've lost 4lbs so far since Monday.

I go to Zumba 3 times a week (an hour each time), and I do Salsa dancing. My BP is normal, so is my blood sugar. Cholesterol is low, and the only tablets I take are antidepressants, so I'm not as bad as I might be.

Keep up your good work, you're doing marvellously well smile

PamGeo Sat 15-Jun-19 21:06:29

Congratulations on your marathon Whiff !
I've got 5 stone to lose and I'm feeling like , yes, I can do this, it's possible . Well done on your life changes and positive post flowers

Grannybags Sat 15-Jun-19 21:11:47

Well done Whiff! Thanks for sharing your story with us. smile

sharon103 Sat 15-Jun-19 21:12:21

Be proud of yourself. Congratulations! Keep up the good work. smile

3dognight Sat 15-Jun-19 21:22:55

That is remarkable, an admirable achievement and well done you!

Nansnet Sun 16-Jun-19 06:37:55

What a fantastic achievement! You are a true inspiration!

Anja Sun 16-Jun-19 06:51:29

Yes, you are truly inspirational 👍🏽

Whiff Sun 16-Jun-19 12:41:32

Thank you all for your messages. I am overwhelmed. Glad I plucked up the courage to post my story. Lost 1.25lb this week. Weigh myself everyday but only record what I weigh on a Sunday morning. In the nude. Only 11lb to go. My best wishes and wish you all success in your weight losses.

GillT57 Sun 16-Jun-19 15:16:27

Thank you for sharing your inspirational story Whiff.

bikergran Sun 16-Jun-19 19:51:04

Brilliant and so encouraging to others..(thumbs up) smile

Riverwalk Sun 16-Jun-19 19:59:08

What a journey Whiff!

I'm sorry your husband died so young, but as well as being shocked as you say, I'm sure he would be very proud of your success.

As a fellow life-long dieter I agree about the need to be constantly vigilant!

Theoddbird Mon 17-Jun-19 10:48:55

How absolutely wonderful. Well done you. Xx

Daisyboots Mon 17-Jun-19 10:54:47

What an inspiring story Whiff and very well done.

narrowboatnan Mon 17-Jun-19 10:54:55

Wowsers Whiff - you’ve done really well. I take my proverbial hat off to you! Some years ago I had a couple of months buying, cooking and eating all organically produced foods and couldn’t believe how much better I felt, how much more energy I had. Gradually slipped back to buying ‘ordinary ‘ foods because it cost too much to continue for long

b1zzle Mon 17-Jun-19 10:57:36

Well done! You are an inspiration!

Daisyboots Mon 17-Jun-19 10:59:04

When we saw the consultant after my diagnosis of metasteses my DH asked should I lose weight before starting chemotherapy. "Oh no" was the answer "your wife will soon be losing a lot of weight due to the side effects if the treatment. So no need for her to diet." Now had 3 once a week treatments and get weighed each time. I have lost just 300grams.

Molly10 Mon 17-Jun-19 11:00:24

Well done you. Keep up the good work and you'll have many more years to celebrate. flowers wine

justanovice Mon 17-Jun-19 11:04:08

Very well done. You've definitely inspired me to keep going.

BladeAnnie Mon 17-Jun-19 11:14:56

Whiff - a huge well done. What an incredible achievement!! I have put on quite a bit of weight over the past 18 months - I had major surgery on my foot and ankle which was always going to be a long recovery process. Then developed sepsis and almost didn't make it. But lived to tell the tale!! Still got a long way to go mobility-wise but your story is incredibly motivational - thank you for sharing 😊

Hawelka Mon 17-Jun-19 11:15:27

I think you’re a very admirable lady and a very strong one. Congratulations, you’ve done amazingly!

Minerva Mon 17-Jun-19 11:23:58

I am so sorry you lost your husband at such a young age but my haven’t you done him proud. What an inspirational story.

grannyJillyT Mon 17-Jun-19 11:24:19

How inspirational! Well done. I desperately want to lose weight but since my husband died
(2017) I guess I have given up caring for myself. Also youngest son living with me having broken his hip (2017) after the funeral so have been caring for him and moved house.

Whingingmom Mon 17-Jun-19 11:28:36

You are inspirational - not only in your physical weight loss achievement, but your mental strength and determination are awesome.

JaneA Mon 17-Jun-19 11:33:25

Whiff - love to hear stories like yours - well done. You have given me inspiration. Thank you

Judi45 Mon 17-Jun-19 11:40:53

Whiff, well done you. I 'm 75 and really struggling to lose weight and getting so upset & disheartened. Could you tell me please how you find out how much weight for each food you should be eating and how you count the calories? Is there a book I could use for this rather than the fancy diet books?

Dorsetcupcake61 Mon 17-Jun-19 11:46:43

Dear Whiff-thankyou so much for your inspirational post. Well done on your brilliant achievement. I'm sure as many other long term dieters appreciate it's a hard thing to do needing determination. I'm 58 and like you have yo yo dieter for most of my life. I had most success with weight watchers,the old one. Last year I tried Slimming World but although very popular didnt work for me. In may I went back to calorie counting which I hadn't done since my 20s! I'm losing a pound a week. I was amazed at how much easier it is now,theres so much info and help online and most foods have calorie info. Most importantly its changed my relationship with food as I'm accountable for everything I put in my mouth,no food is free or unlimited! I'm going on holiday in August and initially was worried that would put weight back on. I think for the first time in my adult life I appreciate that this is now a lifestyle not a short term diet. In the past I would have used a holiday etc as an excuse to overeat now I realise that's not how life can be!
For me the best approach is not to have treats available in large amounts eg a three pack of Soleros! I also am more aware of whether I'm just tired or thirsty rather than hungry. I work 2 days a week in a care home for 12 hours a day and temptation is everywhere but have learnt the importance of ensuring take own food which is tasty and high in protein and fibre and keeps me going until the end of shift!
Keep up the good work Whiff, and all of you out there who on the same journey never give up!

Dottygran59 Mon 17-Jun-19 11:54:17

Wow, Whiff that's amazing! Well done you. So sorry that you lost your hubby, and yes, he would have been shocked and very very proud of you.

I am dieting, and like you it's very slow, but so worthwhile, only 4lbs to my target and some weeks it's only half a pound, but I love being slim and stylish again.

Massive pat on the back to you

Caro57 Mon 17-Jun-19 11:54:25

What an inspirational post - thank you. Very well done, I am sure you must feel better for the loss too. I am struggling with 7lbs to do to my target, having gained again whilst on holiday - you have really encouraged me!

vickya Mon 17-Jun-19 12:08:19

Well done, Whiff . You are doing the right things to keep healthy and yes, staying that weight or a bit less is the long-term, lifelong thing.

I was like you, always overweight, size 16-18 and yoyoing and struggling from about age 10. I got to a pound under 19 stones and at age 60 I could hardly walk as have arthritis. I went o Slimming world and lost 3 stones. thought I could do it alone from then on and stopped going and began to gain. I then went to Weightwatchers and lost a further 5.5 stones.

This took about 4 years though. Slower stays off. I've been WW gold member since 2009 and am able to walk again. I swim daily and walk on a treadmill and do tai chi. Getting 2 dogs helped a lot as they have to walk, rain or shine, hot or cold. But it means I have had to change my pattern of eating.

I count the WW points as I love eating and still have days when I lose the plot and can gain 3 lbs in a day! That 3 lbs takes several weeks to lose again. I weigh in weekly at WW as the check there means I can't fool myself. And the advice and encouragement and tips on what is filling but healthy and less fattening are so helpful.

I was around 64 when I got down to a healthy weight. There are ladies at my meeting who are older and bigger and find the advice helps them. This has been an advert for slimming groups smile I have a group of online friends too and we weigh weekly and chat about health and weight.

Cece44 Mon 17-Jun-19 12:27:58

Hero of the day! A truly inspiring post. Well done you!💐

Whiff Mon 17-Jun-19 12:50:17

Oh my. Reading all your messages has made me cry. I didn't think I would get any feed back. I can't get over all the lovely things you have said. I have been posting on the house and home forum as I have being having a time of selling my house. Buyers have pulled out on me twice days before exchanging the contracts. But even though I can't control any of that. My dieting is something I can control which has helped me cope with all the hassle I have to go through.
To all who have succeed congratulations. And to all who are still fighting to lose weight believe me it is worth it.
I used to hate clothes shopping I only brought what fit not what I liked. Now clothes are cheaper. Don't have to shop at Evans and other out size shops. Love the clothes sold in supermarkets and of course M&S.
Thank you all again.

widgeon3 Mon 17-Jun-19 13:04:22

Lost 4 st 9 lbs Was lucky that my husband had to go away for a period and I was able to change the diet. He was always skinny and liked a very calorific diet which the whole family ate.I just retained the weight put on after having had 5 pregnancies
During his 8 months abroad I fed the children on the diet that they chose ( but it WAS nutritious) and for myself a very low calorie diet consisting mainly of home-made soups. I cut out the bread as that had always been saturated in butter and i didn't like it without. The vegetables in the soup ensured it was rich in fibre
The September term started 2 months later and I was back to teaching and school meals but already my appetite had diminished and i found very small portions were all I needed. Please remember that school food is not necessarily the most appetizing and i had trained my stomach to eat far less.
The next year I joined my husband abroad but in a warmer climate where he was willing to eat a less calorific diet. The entire weight loss had occurred whilst he was away and we all adopted the same normal diet without any weight gain on my part. After 25 years of eating normally we returned to the UK when he felt the need for steak and kidney puddings again. I just did not have the energy to cook separate menus, adopted his, even with reduced portions and regained most of the weight I had lost 25 years before,.

Moral.... get your family used to eating ready made meals and you can eat as lightly as you like... Please let me know if you find any without additives/ preservatives etc and which taste like my home made as I haven't come across them yet and have tried most brands in most stores

BonnieBlooming Mon 17-Jun-19 13:04:31

Well done!!! I also lost weight slowly and without going to a slimming club. At my heaviest I was 20 stone, I'm half that now. I think your attitude is spot on. Be happy with slow and steady and dont be downhearted when you have a wee gain. To lose all that weight with a disability is especially commendable. I sure you feel so much better for it and look amazing !

Redrobin51 Mon 17-Jun-19 13:04:37

What a wonderful inspiring post. Unused to work for Age UK and those classes turned around alot of people's lives. Many did them to help with general health and balance but being more active had the knock on effect of them also losing weight. You have showed great courage and determination and I am sure your family are extremely proud of you.x

Whiff Mon 17-Jun-19 13:08:11

Judi45 I use an old copy of Rosemary Conley A-Z of fat and calories. Unfortunately when I wanted to get a new copy couldn't get on anywhere. I always look at packaging for all the things I buy. See how many calories per 100g and using my trusty calculator work out per gram. I then write it in the book. There are calorie books available also supermarkets have nutritional and calorie information on all there products on line. The NHS website has some useful information . Which you might find interesting. Don't buy fancy diet books found they are useless. For me the key has been weighing everything and counting the calories I have done it by myself. I tried slimming clubs years ago but they were not for me. But for some people they work. You have to find what suits you. No easy I know. Hope that helps.

vickya Mon 17-Jun-19 13:09:00

Whiff , that's what I loved too! No more sales staff saying we haven't got it in YOUR size. M&S per Una were very good around that time and I got things I loved. The novelty wore off though and I hardly buy any clothes now. Buying for grandkids is more fun smile.

About the sale of your place falling through; my older daughter was in a one bed flat, very tiny bedroom, with a 12 yr old and a 3 yr old. She had to move in after divorce and it took 2 years for her place to sell. One of the times they were all packed to move and removal booked and the buyer pulled out 2 days before moving.She was working full time too and doing an M.A. Stress!

She moved in April, after having to camp out at a friend,sharing the living room sofa with small granddaughter for 7 weeks while her new home was renovated. Then, moving in stuff booked and the day before the boiler was condemned! A plumber was fitting a new one while the removal stuff was being delivered.
Some day your buyer will come. (like a prince but with a contract to buy) You only need one. Fingers crossed for you.

Kim19 Mon 17-Jun-19 13:26:29

Well done OP. So glad for you. Took me to ripe old age of 74 to find out how my body best responded to attempted weight loss. Barring any unforeseen medical drama, I'm certainly never going back there. This slimmer me can only see/feel the benefits. Good luck and perseverance to all of us on this long and windy road

Hazeld Mon 17-Jun-19 13:33:22

Well done Whiff. You have done brilliantly. I bought some new scales recently, they're 'smart' scales and tell you your weight BMI, visceral fat and other things. I was alarmed to see how heavy I was. I knew I had put on weight but didn't realise how much. Your post has given me the inspiration to lose weight and do it slowly so thank you for that.

25Avalon Mon 17-Jun-19 14:03:20

Well done. For anyone out there who is techno savy you can get an app for your mobile phone which will show how many calories there are in everything before you decide if to eat it or not which is useful if you eat out at all.

Meta Mon 17-Jun-19 16:57:39

Well done Whiff - thank you for sharing your story.
Like you I’ve come round to counting calories to help weight loss. I wear a basic Fit Bit, and with its app on my tablet/phone, I put in everything I consume- only takes a minute. It’s really easy then to see how many calories I’ve consumed, as well as any calories used whilst tracking my steps, or any exercise. I can set a target loss per week and it shows me whether I’m eating too much and burning too little to achieve it. Obviously it may not be totally accurate but seems to be working for me. I don’t know if this would benefit anyone else. Anyway, I so admire your determination to lose weight and exercise, fantastic!

Daddima Mon 17-Jun-19 17:25:54

Well done Whiff!
My son lost 6 stone using an app like 25 Avalon mentioned, called My Fitness Pal. It shows the amount of calories in hundreds of foods, as well as how many calories you’ve eaten each day. It also shows how much fat, carbohydrate, protein, sugar etc you’ve consumed.

Grandmama Mon 17-Jun-19 18:00:36

Well done, I'm sure your general health will improve too.flowers

Phoebes Mon 17-Jun-19 18:24:21

What a inspiring story! Well done!

schnackie Mon 17-Jun-19 18:47:48

What an inspiring post Whiff! Thank you so much for sharing. It is very timely for me, as I return from family holiday in one week and I plan to start dieting after jet lag wears off. I am also short (only 5 feet) so at near 12 stone, it really affects my mobility. I was very lucky to not have had a problem with my weight until menopause, but that was 15 years ago and it has been steadily creeping on. You are so right about being a change of mindset about food and taking a slow approach. Thanks again for you wonderful post and good luck with the house sale!

4allweknow Mon 17-Jun-19 18:58:52

You have done really well. Starting on a fitness/diet programme is relatively easy but keeping with it is so so hard. Congratulations on overcoming all setbacks you have had and losing so much weight. You are an inspiration and should be proud.

Hymnbook Mon 17-Jun-19 19:34:18

It's easy to say l know l will feel and look better if l loose weight and exercise regularly. But so hard to actually do. You have done so well Whiff. You must have strong will power. I would like to lose my stomach a lot of my clothes don't fit nicely any more. But it's the same with a lot of things l have to face no motivation enthusiasm what does it matter when l live alone.

Patticake123 Mon 17-Jun-19 19:52:58

Whiff you are inspirational, well done!

seadragon Mon 17-Jun-19 20:09:37

Massive achievement, Whiff! Well done.

dizzygran Tue 18-Jun-19 10:13:11

Very well done to everyone losing weigh. Its not easy, but worth the effort - and great to be able to buy and fit into smaller sizes and knowing you don't have diabetes or high cholesterol. Do keep it up. I find it easier to have a low carb diet - lots of fish and chicken, fruit and veg. Whiff - I am sure your husband would be proud of you. Do this for you and your own self esteem.

Whiff Wed 19-Jun-19 09:43:32

I told my brother that I had started a thread( hope I used the right terminology) and all the lovely things you have all said. He said told you are an inspiration. Love hearing everyone else's stories.
Dizzygran I always have whole grain cereal for breakfast. Homemade soup for lunch with a slice of bread in it. Is my whatever soup. Made from any veg I have in and red lentils. I make a big batch enough for 6-7 days. When it was so hot last summer I tried having salad for lunch but it did not satisfied me. So I went back to my soup. Because it is hot I eat it slowly which filling me up. Usually I have some sort of stew for dinner. Little meat plenty of veg and pearl barley I make enough for 6 meals and portion it up . It keeps well in the fridge. Two years ago I brought a Easiyo yogurt maker. I have the low fat no sugar greek style mix. Always have yogurt and fruit after dinner.
Haven't brought meat mince or sausages for 18 months use instead Quorn ones.

Moocow Thu 20-Jun-19 14:43:23

I would just like to add my thanks Whiff for starting this thread/post/discussion grin. It is definitely inspiring and also to read everyone's replies. I'm forever struggling as it's not just feeling hungry but stopping eating for various reasons when really I am not hungry. I can definitely relate to putting on more than I lose every single time over many years. I've added your post to my watch list in the hope I will turn to it when I need to stay strong and to remind myself that it's not a race as that has definitely been my downfall.

Daisymae Thu 20-Jun-19 17:48:56

Brilliant to hear of your success! I have usually yo-yo dieted. The most damaging thing I have done was to listen to the 'dieting makes you fat' mantra that was popular years ago and my weight has crept up. Currently trying the 5:2 diet. Going to be more strict having read of your success. Thanks for posting and good luck with the last few pounds.

varian Thu 20-Jun-19 18:01:34

Well done *Whiff". What an achievement! However it is really hard work to do what you have done. Many folk don't realise that so I'm glad you've explained how important it is to go slowly and not to get disheartened.

Whiff Sat 22-Jun-19 07:44:18

Varian I have read your message five times now. Perhaps I am reading it wrong or its just me, but you sound as if I was being patronising when I started this thread. I can assure you I am not like that nor did I write to get praise.
I just wanted to tell my story with the hope it might just give one person hope that you can change your relationship with food. And get fitter.

varian Sat 22-Jun-19 08:00:47

I certainly don't think you were being patronising. I really congratulate you.

Whiff Sat 22-Jun-19 08:19:58

Varian. Thank you I appreciate that.

Annaram1 Sun 23-Jun-19 14:55:06

Congratulations Whiff!!! Very well done.
Best wishes to all tryers.

Whiff Sun 07-Jul-19 08:37:20

Hope everyone is having some success with dieting. For the last 2 weeks my weight has stayed the same . I didn't want to cut my calories as I allow myself 1,200 to 1,300 a day. So on Monday I upped my exercise routine to 30 mins a day. Doing the extra 5 mins a day has helped as today which is my weigh and record day. I have lost 1 lb . As I have said before it's a marathon not a sprint. Hope you are doing well and enjoying the sunshine while it lasts.

SirChenjin Sun 07-Jul-19 11:24:21

What a fantastic achievement Whiff - well done! 🙌😁 It serves as a great reminder to those of us who make constant excuses for our own overeating and lack of exercise that there is nothing stopping us from making the changes. Thank you for sharing your story 😊