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Downsize Me: Journal of Weight Loss

Downsize Me: Ready, Set, Go!

Follow FitSugar reader Jeannie at Downsize Me: Diet or die trying as she embarks to lose half her size. Here is her plan.

So here I am at 50 ready to embark upon the journey of a lifetime. A journey to lose half of me. It is high time to shed the extra me I have been carrying around for so long.

I'm ready! I have the mind set and the determination. I've got to muster the will power and the discipline. It is best to view this as a journey and not a diet. Diets make me think of broiled meats and tasteless veggies. Diets come with too many restrictions which may lead to overindulgence and yo-yo dieting. I know, I have been there too many times before. Well it's a given . . . with any weight loss plan one must burn off more calories than one takes in, so I have chosen to use the Weight Watchers point system and to exercise for at least 25 minutes, five times a week.

Let's get started! Shall we?

  • Decide on a plan.
  • Determine an ultimate goal weight.
  • Set a reasonable weekly goal and divide by the ultimate goal weight.
  • Plan menu for the week including snacks.
  • Cook meals in advance.
  • Decide on what type of exercise and set aside time to make it happen.
  • Keep track of points, minutes exercised, and a food log.

Follow along with me as I journey to downsize to a healthier me.

– Jeannie

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