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Pound by Pound


So you know they say that you lose weight from the outside and go inward? (ex. your face, your ankles, hands, on inward with the stomach and hips being last) Well, when I measured my waist and hips, I lost 6 inches around my hips and 2 in my waist line. Just so you know I had not measured myself in quite some time as the weight was not coming off some weeks, but there was no gain either. There was no inches lost anywhere else. I find this odd as in previous times losing weight I would always lose weight/inches from the “outside in”. It seems this new path I am on has reversed that.

Every woman dreams of losing INCHES around her hips and waist FIRST. My body is finally cooperating with me in this regard! All this with NO exercise. Yep, I am still not exercising. I know I know, I need to start walking or something as this may help to escalate weight loss and inches lost. I just hate to exercise. I guess I need some motivation like a good looking  sack of man to run ahead of me. Oh! I know, he needs to be a hot hot hot, (and tall) (and rich) and the deal is if I catch him than I would get to have my way with him. LOL Now all I need is a hot dude to inspire me. ha!

Patience, Patience, Patience! The hardest thing about losing weight slowly is those weeks where only one pound or no pounds are lost; especially if you have worked hard to eat better. The key here is to be patient with your body and most importantly with yourself. I am not always patient, but I am learning to be more forgiving of my eating mistakes. That’s the hardest thing to do is to forgive yourself. This is a lifelong battle that I must win. (Actually, I intend to win the WAR in my weight!) So take that you fatty deposits and lumps of celluite!

Lifestyle Tip:  Stay away from fast food and eating out in general! Yep, that means Micky D’s or that weekly pizza delivery! I hardly ever eat out anymore as I cannot control whats in the food. However, don’t think this has stopped me from enjoying being out with friends and family when those occasions arise. I actually still eat whatever I want even when eating out. I really just can not eat a lot anymore, so more than half usually goes home with me. Eating less in general, has programed my body to accept less food (stomach shrinkage). I have saved money too by not eating out. I also watch my alcohol consumption with a limit of 1 or 2 drinks a week or none zip zero on most weeks. 🙂


I am the person who gives excellent advice. Yes, I am that good! I am a writer, a mom, a Nana (yes hard to believe I know!), a professional, educated, and has the ability to look at anything objectively. I write about everything and anything. I do this because there are many facets in my life. I am also a Coffee Lover and that alone makes me awesome. ~Me

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