Saturday, March 02, 2013


Since this is check-in week, I thought I'd give you the facts on how to lose weight, 1 pound at a time :)
To lose 1 pound a week, we need to somehow cut out 3,500 calories over a 7 day period.
You can choose to cut out 500 calories a day from your diet for 7 days...
...split the difference with burning 250 calories a day with exercise and eating 250 calories less each day.
The choice is yours!

This time last year I was doubling up on this method to lose 2 lbs. per week. need alot of willpower to do that! You get amazing results but such a strict regimen isn't very enjoyable especially if you love food as much as I do and hate exercising as much as I do.
This year I am still counting calories and exercising...but I am being a bit more lenient with myself. I've started eating more calories (my dietitian would be happy to hear that) and I don't feel guilty if I don't get in one hour of exercising every single day.
I was hoping that this would be a year of just maintaining what I had lost last year but as a result of my unexplainable scale jump back in Jan. I now have 20 lbs. to lose AGAIN.


I am happy to report that I have lost 2 lbs. even after indulging in a box of Valentine's chocolates. No change in my measurements. How did you make out this month?


Can you identify the #1 issue that you think is hindering your weight loss goals? Please comment below with what it is, what you plan to do to right this wrong, and if you need any help or advice :)

NEXT WEEK'S BLOG: Meal Planning


DISCLAIMER: Whenever I use the word DIET in my blog posts I am in no way suggesting that I have invented/discovered some miracle system to lose weight. Whenever I use the word DIET, I am simply substituting a single word to replace the longer phrase EATING HEALTHIER THAN IN THE PAST.


  1. I did not have a good week or two months for that matter and on talking to my pharmacist she said I will have major problem trying to lose weight due to all the insulin I am using.. I am ready to throw it all away and take my chances.... but on a better note.... the streets are starting to clear off so hopefully I can get out and do some slow walking.. just to limber up a bit... I'm hoping I will soon be able to walk properly but right now the minute I start to walk my hip starts to pain and I sure don't want to spend all THIS summer in bed with sciatica.

  2. Part of my problem is bent elbow syndrome..... if I didn't have a bent elbow I couldn't feed myself... haha...

  3. Hmm I would have to say my #1 biggest problem is what I eat because of lack of time. 75% of the time my fridge and cupboards are borderline empty and I can never make a full meal. When that happens ill just munch on random things in the house or get take out. Also contributing to this is my work schedule. Since I do overnights I sleep during the day a lot and miss meals. I have no motivation to cook for myself to bring something healthy to work or balanced for that matter. Its probably just pure laziness. I just wish I had someone to cook my meals :(

  4. Now you know how all the stars can lose weight so quickly...they have staff to cook healthy meals for them and to work out with them :)