You gotta carry that weight….


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How does a middle aged, post menopausal woman lose weight?  That is the question.

Since my husband’s recent health scare, I am much more aware of what I eat.  But I am having a hard time dropping weight.

Unfortunately, my genes predispose me to being a bit plump.  Blame it on all that good German stock, I guess.

My weight has always been an issue.  Since I was a teenager, I have gone anywhere from 135 pounds to 215 pounds, and every weight in between.   I have never been what you call active.  Years of sitting in a call center has given me a bad case of secretaries spread.

Since my husband and I started eating better, I have dropped inches, but the scale refuses to move.  I obviously need to do more than eat more veggies and fruits.

This is what I have decided to do to hopefully lose a few pounds:

  1. Eat less carbs.  I still eat way too much in the way of bread, rice, and pasta.  I need to cut back on it a bit more.  I’m not ready to give them up completely.
  2. Drink more water.  I think this will help me feel fuller and eat less.
  3. Increase my walking.  Since I have hip bursitis, I need to stick to low impact exercise.
  4. Use smaller plates.  This will help with portion sizes.
  5. Increase my veggie intake, including salads.
  6. Continue to look for healthy recipes including meals, muffins and fruit focused desserts.

Doing all of these should make that scale budge.  I don’t want to be a swimsuit model, or look like I did when I was 20.   I would just like to be a healthy weight, and look and feel better.  I am in good health, so I should be able to carry this off.

There are myriad tips and ideas about weight loss-some good some bad.  But the basics still apply-eat less, exercise more.  I firmly believe that carbs make you fat; fat doesn’t make you fat as long as you eat the right kinds of fat.  This will be my focus.

So look out scale, you’re about to go down!!

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