I am not the same person I was a year ago. I was smoking 30 a day, and averaging 2000 steps. My weight was 16st. Thankfully I found the NHS Stoptober plan, and followed it to a successful quit, (just approaching my 1 year anniversary) I have walked the Yorkshire 3 peaks (26 miles) and my average daily steps is up to 15,000. Although I wear trousers a size less than I did, I'm still at 15st 11lbs. I feel healthier than I have felt since I was in my 20's, (I will be 49 next week). My BMI is 31.5, obese, so now it is time to try and get the weight off. I am hoping to be educated on what to eat and when, I have never had a good diet explained and I think I am guilty of eating whatever I feel like without considering what it comprises. Having used the calorie counter, I am ashamed to admit that my daily calories have been as high as 3,000 and more, but yesterday (day 1 of the plan) I ate 1850, and did not feel hungry at the end of the day, a first for a long time.
Dinner last night was Steak, Brown Rice, Onions, Green Beans and Sweet Pepper. It worked out at 750 calories, but should have been 375 Does anyone else struggle with portion control? Microwave rice is 2 servings, but how do you divide it if there is only 1? Anyway, I'm not complaining because it was delicious, and about 500 calories less than usual.