Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Struggling With Weight Control

Lately I have cut down on my meals. I have an early and heavy breakfast; I skip lunch except for an occasional snack; and I have a late dinner with a regular all-in-one dish.

Eating 3 rice meals a day, with 3 dishes and 1 soup for lunch and dinner, is an old habit that is very hard to break. Some say it is physically impossible. Some say it is not good for health and daily functioning. Some say it is not recommended for a healthy weight loss. I don’t know; I'm no expert; just that without diet control, my regular exercises all these years had never really brought down my weight.

I have started an all-in-one dish for lunch and dinner for a few years now. Though weight is not going up, I still feel very heavy. Walking up the stairs has recently become a deadly task; standing for a long while always makes my legs numb and ache. Buying clothing or shoes has become an embarrassing experience, with the salesgirls talking and giggling from behind. Maybe the only place I can be at ease is the eatery outlets.

Buying a weighing machine recently has been a great help in controlling and reducing my snack consumption. I have also cut down on stimulating drinks and sugar consumption. I haven’t reach the stage of depending solely on plain water; but I’m enjoying now boiled tea without sugar.

Lately I have seen a positive sign on my weight loss as I intensified my exercise walkout.

Maybe my efforts will pay off.

I really hope to see myself in good shape soon.


Retinna Bell said...

Be encouraged. But be sure to eat enough each day or you are likely to make up for it later...believe me, I know personally! ;^)

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I think it's different for everyone. You have to find what is right for you and stick with it. For me, I found dieting did not work at all. What works for me is walking. I walk anywhere from 1 hour to three hours per day. That has not only helped with weight loss but it has also given me much more energy. I don't diet at all though I do eat somewhat healthy. Good luck in whatever course you take.

jellybelly said...

It's really best to exercise everyday even for only 30 minutes. I find it hard to do myself because of work and other things. The most I exercise is 4x a week. I eat a full meal at lunchtime. I have light breakfast and light dinner. Been losing weight slowly but steadily with this method.
Whatever works for you, the key is consistency.