Thanks for your replies. Much appreciated. Yeah I think Fat Secret is really cool and share it with other people I come across struggling to lose weight. Funny post mylol and yes, I agree with you and reckon the diary is the key to its success. Entering your intake is all about being honest with yourself. I recently weighed in at 117.5kg. So I have knocked a bit more off. For me it's not a trick. It really is as simple as eating more sensibly and exercising more.
Appreciate the pma kkd. I had a 3-piece KFC meal yesterday (day before a weigh in? is he mad?) I gave away the chips and the drink and I removed the skin. picked the chicken off using my fingers instead of my mouth to prevent accidental fat ingestion. and instead of lickin' my fingers I wiped with napkins. Total fat content? Who cares it was my weekly treat! And last week I was 118.2kg this week 117.5kg.
Pleased my post inspired you pollywatt. Yes I do loads of physical activity. I subscribe to Country Walking Magazine and use the pdf's from www.trailzilla.com
to take with me. My kids have gotten it into their heads that the hills we visit are the fossilised remains of dragons from the mediaeval days and they love climbing dragons. It's way more fun than walking up hills! We recently went to Mam Tor in the Peak District. Normally after 5 miles my hips give up. I made the whole 7.25 miles without pain for a change and was well chuffed. My other great love apart from food, my wife, and I celebrated our 22 years of marriage with a 10.5 miles walk around Cambridge. We came across a remote river path and walked it's length. It was amazing to be so near civilisation and yet in such remote beauty. The water was crystal clear and the walk was finished off with a steak and salad dinner treat for us both. She supports my weight loss by giving up the same things like the alcohol and the fizzy drinks etc. She's losing slower because she's not really trying but it's having an effect so it won't really matter what you do Pollywatt but you have to do something you think is fun. Cycling? Swimming? Walking? Caravanning is good exercise too you know! I am occasionally doing lane swimming. It's a 25m pool and I did 20 lengths in 30 mins last visit. So my stamina is getting better too. Hey if I can do it then ANYBODY can do it.
I blog too by the way. I do a blog called Diary Of A Recovering Fatalcoholic. Where I try to repeat the mantra that there's no fad that's capable of shifting this stomach. I just have to shift the stomach in order to shift the stomach. Get it?
I recently took on a young lad (27) who was 37 stone and is now 22 stone. He recently told the guys in the office how he did it. He was consuming rubbish food while staying with his parents. They let him get away with no exercise by doing everything for him including laundry etc. He moved in with his other 2 brothers in a house in my local town. Where they cook food from scratch and the fridge has no rubbish in it. The brothers are sporty types. They cook food from scratch and hardly ever eat prepared or processed food. Combined with him needing to cycle to get anywhere, including the shops for food, he has had to radically adjust his lifestyle. The result is a 15 stone weight loss in just over 1.5 years.
My point being, if he can, I can. And so can you. Simple adjustments and moderation. If you want a pizza have a slice only. If you want Chinese food, cook it yourself, etc etc. You know all this. You don't need me and you don't need fads.
You just need motivation. Innit?
So what did you do for yourself lately?