Tuesday, January 19, 2010

how did I lose 50 lbs?... well I'll tell you...

so... a good friend of mine (who reads my blog but doesn't have one to comment) called and asked if I would actually talk about what I DO to lose weight... so here is the regime:

Breakfast(8am) - usually kashi cereal or a cup of yogurt
snack(11am) - same as above..only I eat the opposite of whatever I had for breakfast
lunch (1-ish) - usually a kashi frozen meal(more about that tomorrow)
snack (3) - usually something sweet with a carb, either yogurt and a kashi bar, or fruit, granola, whatever's handy
dinner (6ish) - always a veggie, and a protein - sometimes a starch... but I just eat with my family, so this can be almost anything
as for exercise, right now I'm working on consistency - so 3 times a week I hit the treadmill. Usually a long 2+ mile walk on a higher incline... like 5-6...
ok - so there it is... this is what I have done to lose 50 lbs in 7 months... of course I'm not perfect at this (you'd know it if you read my blog) but I believe consistency trumps aggression. In other words... slow and steady wins the race :0)

7 comments:

South Beach Steve said...

I also believe consistency trumps aggression, that slow and steady wins the race. You have really done well. It is no wonder someone is asking you how to do this.

Staci Dombroski said...

It is the consistency :-) I hope that you have a wonderful week!

suzicate said...

Can you jump off the treadmill and head to my place in the morning to pick up an award that will be waiting for you?

Mae Flowers said...

I agree with you there! It's certainly not about how fast we lose the weight, but how consistent we are in our efforts.

Friend of the Bear said...

Hi Natalie. Am I alone in thinking that 50lbs in 7 months is quite quick?! I think that's terrific progress that anyone would be proud of.

Bearfriend xx

beej said...

Consistency is totally the key! It can be frustratign adn hard to cope with, but in the end, it's so worth it. Great job so far, Natalie!

Tammy said...

I agree that it's all in the consistency....too bad I suck at it, lol. Progress, not perfection, right? right??? :)