Tuesday, September 29, 2015

In the past 15 months I have lost approximately 40 pounds.  Ron and I started Weight Watchers about mid August and we have both continued to lose weight.  It is a great program but it isn't a miracle worker.  What I've learned so far is you HAVE to be mindful of everything you put in your mouth.  Every bite counts.........  If you aren't willing to do that you simply won't lose weight.

Ron has been walking every day and that has helped him a lot.  However, exercise alone will not produce weight loss.  A doctor told me once that you can lose weight without exercising.  It's all about what you eat.  Exercise does help you eat more without gaining weight but it won't make up for a lot of extra calories.

I'm still trying to find a cardio exercise I can do that won't hurt my knee. (still need a knee replacement) But I'm losing because I count everything I eat.  I'd just like to reap the benefits of exercise like increasing my endurance and maybe help me lose a little faster.

So hats off to anyone who has struggled with weight and won the battle.  It is really worth the fight!



Florence said...

For gentle exercise try either the Sit and Be Fit DVDs or Chair Daincing DVD. Congratulations on your weight loss.

oklhdan said...

Thanks Florence I will look into the DVD's.

Olga Hebert said...

That is an impressive loss. I have found it so much easier to maintain my weight after retirement--eliminated a lot of stress eating and I do have more time for exercise, which helps with overall well being for me. Best to you both!

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