Lost some weight!

I haven't changed my diet much yet but I have been walking a friend's dog for about a mile and a half 3-4 times a week and I'm down to 22 stone 6! Over half a stone lost! The only problem is I have completely worn out my boots! They did last nearly 5 years, but still. Going to try to keep this up for another month.

Have been cooking at home more but still big meals, I just can't judge things like pasta before I cook them. Only had a few takeaways though so getting better. :)

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  • Well done - sounds like you are doing really well. It's all about moving more and eating less - and you are on it!

    Have fun choosing your new boots!

  • Well done, keep up the good work.

  • A good tip for getting to know weights of different foods is to weigh them out the first time in a specific bowl and keep a note (either written down or mental) like '30g rice = one third of the moomin mug' or something like that. Then next time you know roughly how much to cook.

    Also use smaller bowls for things like cereal etc. We are all guilty of filling up whatever bowl we're using, and sometimes a normal bowl is actually about 3x as much cereal as we should be eating!

    Keep up with the walking. Every time you get off the couch and move around your body is singing for joy!

  • Great ideas, measuring that denial in realising portions are just too big

  • That's a good idea! Thank you! I need new cereal bowls anyway :-P

  • Well done you....walking is such a good way to start to get fit...and walking a dog gives more of a nudge to make sure it happens....go you!

  • Very well done on losing over a half stone so far, you are doing great and keep going with making those all important changes :-)

  • Really pleased you are making progress Jay. Walking is a fab way to shed weight and tone up. I started out with walking for about a month before I seriously decided to start losing weight, I found the 2 just seemed to go hand in hand.

    Are you using an app to tell you your distance and calories used? This can really help you understand how your body uses calories. I've just burnt over 700 calories and had a slice of cake - that probably used all my calories but at least I earned them first :)

    I hope you can get your portion control sorted as I believe that has made a huge difference to me.

    Keep up the good work :)

  • I'm using Google's fit app on my phone it tells me how many minutes I spend walking but I have measured out my walk before and I always take the same route (give or take a little). I'm usually walking about 40 minutes or so with the dog and 40-80 more minutes during the day depending on what I'm doing at work. Its quite a good app.

  • Exactly what's happened to me with my shoes!!!! My excuse is walking the dogs but really, they are walking me!!!

    Good luck for the future and break the new shoes in gently!!

    All the best

    Flossie xx

  • Hi Flossie,

    I am the same with shoes. Bought a pair of walking boots and 2 new pairs of trainers this year. Me in trainers - haha! No one saw that coming :)

  • Oh blimey - can't believe what I'm reading.....I am exactly the same about wearing trainers but rethinking the strategy!!!

    Hope you are succeeding because at present, I'm failing miserably!!

    All the very best


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