Hi, this is Mandy and I want to write about my own experience with trying to do what so many people are doing or want to be doing these days and that's lose some weight! Sure, I know there are probably thousands of other pages where people are documenting their own journeys and that's cool. This is my one!
Before I get started, I just want to let anyone who reads this know that up until recently, every kind of strategy, diet, exercise program etc that I tried just didn't work for me. I wasn't obese, but I was 24 pounds overweight and because of my lifestyle, that figure was going to only go ion one direction unless I took action and that way was up! All my efforts failed, or I lost a few pounds but gained it all back again once I ended the diet or weight loss plan I was doing. I'll give you a brief idea why that is, or at least why I think that is.
Firstly, my lifestyle is mostly sedentary through my job but also because ever since I can remember, I have always hated exercising or sports. That means exercise plans were not going to do it for me because I was simply not geared up to doing them. That meant I had to do this through diet, which was fine by me.
Second, my diet was pretty bad in some areas, although in others it was sort of okay. I don't drink soda and never really did like it much. But after reading about how bad it was, I'm glad I don't drink it like some of my work colleagues do, like 3 or 4 cans every day. Incidentally, the soda drinkers tend to be the fattest people in my office, which tells its own story!
Third, I don't have much free time at home as I have a long commute and that means I leave the house early in the morning and get home late in the evening. So there's not much time or inclination for cooking stuff.
That left me with fewer choices of diet, but up until my last and only successful effort, I tried to work with conventional diets that required me to prepare and cook stuff, which often ended badly because I could not be bothered and so I ended up eating processed ready meals and takeouts.
But that all changed and now I don't have the problem any more. I want to tell you how I did it and why I think what I did worked for me. Cue next page…