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MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE MAINTAINED OUR HEALTHY WEIGHTS FOR TWO YEARS NOW. WE EACH KEEP A FOOD DIARY AND WE WEIGH EVERY DAY. IF OUR WEIGHT STARTS TO CREEP UP, WE ADJUST FOOD AND/OR EXERCISE. YEP, WE DO EXERCISE THREE DAYS A WEEK AT A CLUB, WITH AEROBICS AND WEIGHTS. I HAVE FOUGHT THE WEIGHT THING SINCE MY TEENS, BUT FINALLY AT 66 I KNOW I HAVE TO STAY ON THE PROGRAM TO KEEP THE WEIGHT OFF.
iv been at my target weight for 1 year and 4 months. iv maintained by eating lots of food that speed up your metabolism such as strawberries and other berries, and lots of salads!! this allows me to eat anything without restriction for one or two days per week!! obviously at the weekend!! i love being slim but i love the freedom of eating anything i want at the weekend!! x
I live In a part of the country where It stays warm a little longer, when I have a sweet tooth I grab a sugar free popsicle they come In great flavors I keep them In the freezer@ all times. There about 10 calories cool & just enough of a treat.
I've been exercising aerobics and weight training 6-7 days a week for a month now. I've dropped 3-5 lbs. Also by eating a healthy diet (low sodium, lots of veggies, low carb, low sugar) helps.
I have a big problem with cravings at night after dinner. I've started to delay gratification instead of just denying myself. I do this by doing just a couple of minutes of quick exercise immediately. (like some jumping jacks) If I still want to eat something sweet after I finish (and very often the craving has passed by that point) then I let myself have something small like one Dove dark chocolate or a couple of small pieces of Panda licorice. But I have to earn it.