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:
- 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.
- Drink more water. I think this will help me feel fuller and eat less.
- Increase my walking. Since I have hip bursitis, I need to stick to low impact exercise.
- Use smaller plates. This will help with portion sizes.
- Increase my veggie intake, including salads.
- 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!!