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Thanks for asking! I'm back up to 160 pounds tonight but the good news is I was down to about 155 in the last two weeks or so and I bought an exercise bike on November 23rd, 2013. I worked my way up from 5 minutes at a time to riding for 30 minutes at a time, and I am confident that with that almost-daily exercise and our coming move, I will not only maintain a healthy weight but also hopefully lose some of this belly! (My youngest is three and I am still mistaken for a pregnant woman.) I discovered that listening to music while riding my exercise bike helps me ride much faster, even while I am singing along! :)

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:clapgood for you.

post #23 of 23

That is great news!   Keep it up!  

 

I find that it is harder to keep the routine up if I am too controlling about it.

 

My rules for staying healthy ....

 

I exercise.....a lot....  so if I want a brownie - I eat it.  But on the whole - I watch every thing I put in my mouth and this includes portion control


I don't count calories but I am always cognizant of how much I've had.   

 

I don't like to get hungry.  I never never skip breakfast.  Or any meal for that matter.  

 

I eat a lot of protein and very rarely do I eat the 'white carbs'.....


I eat eggs for breakfast unless I'm working out then I will have a banana.

 

I cut small slices of bad food wherever I can....for instance -I don't eat ketchup.  I don't use creamer.   I only drink water.....etc etc

 

I eat food prepared at home.  Processed and frozen foods are out....

 

I'm turning 44 this year - so I'm aware that my metabolism is fluctuating.   I make sure to keep my muscle mass high so I do burn a lot of calories.    

 

With all of that said - I don't worry if I have pizza.  Or if I binge on chocolate pecan pie at Thanksgiving.  I totally allow myself to give in to cravings and fun.   

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