Diet…that dreaded four letter word

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I feel Samuel’s pain. lol.

Up until just before I turned forty, I ate whatever I wanted. Eventually, that attitude combined with less activity caught up with my waist. And since I’m married to a foodie husband who also likes to cruise, life is a constant yo-yo of dieting. We both lost a lot of weight on the Atkins Diet several years ago, but it seems that once you incorporate carbs into your diet again, the weight slides right back on.

Last year, we attempted a healthier approach to include protein and veggies for every meal, including breakfast, and a morning and afternoon snack of either fruit or protein. Same deal. Once you quit the huge veggie portions, the weight returns.

A recent visit to the doctor sent us in another direction…the Mediterranean Diet for heart health. So we’re adjusting to less red meat, lots of veggies and fruit, but more nuts and legumes. I think I prefer this method the most, but it’s too early to know if it’ll result in weight loss.

What about you? Are you on a diet yo-yo? What diet works for you?

Diet…that dreaded four letter word

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Hubby and I have been trying to eat healthier for the last few months. We’re sticking to mostly fresh fruits and veggies and raw/natural foods. We even incorporated veggies into our breakfast. Yes, veggies! Let me tell you, it’s tough to gnaw on carrots or cukes at 7 AM. lol.

What food/foods did you give up for the New Year? Or, conversely, like us, what did you add?

Losing Weight is NOT Easy!

Losing weight is NOT easy!

 

When I first saw Que in the shelter, he’d already shed 30 pounds from the time his owners surrendered him four months prior. Thirty pounds in four months! And in just a little over a month, since we’ve had him, he’s lost almost ten more! He lives for his half cup of food two times a day and…

FROZEN GREEN BEANS

Can you imagine? His favorite treat is frozen green beans. He doesn’t care for them thawed, though. lol. And if I still have another closed tight in my hand, he knows it! Can you blame him?

“If you think dogs can’t count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them.” ~Phil Pastoret

Losing weight is NOT easy.

He’s worked hard. The shelter enlisted the help of the community and volunteers offered to walk him. Now, at our house, every time we go outside for a potty break, we make several laps around the house. In the evenings, he rides to the park where he gets a change of scenery for…you guessed it, more walking.

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Our big fella. Still another 30 to go.

Losing weight is NOT easy.

I can relate. I was active in sports into my 20’s. After two kids and working at a sedentary desk job, forty pounds found their way around my hips and waist. With the Atkins diet, I lost those forty pounds, but it’s been a real struggle to keep the weight off. Like a teeter totter going up and down, up and down.

Maybe with all this walking, I might drop a few pounds too. Even so, they’ll probably find their way back again. lol.

What’s your pet’s favorite treat? Do you struggle with maintaining a healthy weight? What’s helped you?