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38 years, dropped from 86 kg to 72.5 - 2.5 kg to reach my next goal!
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Lily Brett is an Australian author, whose most famous book is probably Too Many Men. But I think her best work is in her collected essays book In Full View. Brett usually deals with heavier subjects like the Holocaust experience of her parents. In Full View her essays related to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2011 at Weight Loss My Way
When we were kids my sister and I could often be heard to say - "I'm bored, I'm hungry". Mum would inevitably come up with something to do, rather than something to eat! Why? David Nordmark's book Losing Weight without Dieting details the "7 Minute rule". Basically if you have... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2011 at Weight Loss My Way
When you are on a weight loss process, as opposed to a diet, its not about going to extremes. The reason I gave myself twelve months to lose weight, rather than three weeks, was I never intended to deprive myself of the really good things in life. This is obvious... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2011 at Weight Loss My Way
97 year old Japanese surgeon, Dr Shigeaki Hinohara says "I never get hungry because I foc us on my work." Here is his diet: For breakfast I drink coffee, a glass of milk and some orange juice with a tablespoon of olive oil in it. Olive oil is great for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2011 at Weight Loss My Way
According to Tim Ferris' book The 4-Hour Body, Richard Branson claims he can get four hours additional productivity per day when he works out!! So if your reason for not working out at least three times a week is you lack the time, well do the maths!! Work out one... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2011 at Weight Loss My Way
So the rule before "not doing the grocery shopping hungry", is not to buy anything at the supermarket you should not eat. Fried foods, potato chips, white chocolate, processed foods, white bread and rice, etc are no longer worthy of your shopping list. Spend more time examining the labels. How... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2011 at Weight Loss My Way
So of course we don't all have access to a gym, or weights. And carrying barbells when you travel really messes with your luggage limit when you travel. Let me introduce you to my new best friend - the resistance cord. This simple stretchy string with handles is as good... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2011 at Weight Loss My Way
This post is simply to a labour a point which has already been made, but can never be repeated enough. Look the part! I do not believe in sweat pants. Have you ever noticed in movies that people start wearing sweat pants, also known as trackies, or tracksuit pants when... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2011 at Weight Loss My Way
While Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama might be the right people to cheer you on in the gym, with all due respect, they are not body role models!! Addison Adrienne Forbes Montgomery is! Have you seen that woman's legs? Well they are actually the legs of Kim Walsh who... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2011 at Weight Loss My Way
A few months ago I was on a work trip to London and Dublin. We were attending a lot of business dinners and I was getting anxious about how to maintain my weight loss. So I decided better get up 45 minutes early and go out and enjoy the sites... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2011 at Weight Loss My Way
In my weight loss process I discovered that I was ten times more likely to workout if I was already wearing my gym clothes! There is something about getting the gear on that puts me in the mood! If when I wake up in the morning, especially on weekends, I... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2011 at Weight Loss My Way
This is a handy trick. Its kind of psychological way of having an ending to your eating day. Its actually not necessary to eat too much in the evening. Light meals are better - sushi, fruit, a salad, something vegetarian. Ever tried to sleep after a three course meal? Its... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2011 at Weight Loss My Way
Stop with the sugar! Its scientifically proven ( that sugar equals weight gain. Stop with the sugar! Its addictive and its in everything - white bread, ice cream, cookies, milk chocolate, white pasta, junk food, sweets (of course), pancakes, cakes, juice, a lot of yogurts, sauces and syrups, a lot... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2011 at Weight Loss My Way
I travel alot. This was a major issue in trying to manage and maintain my weight. With time differences, flights schedules, meetings over meals, and eating on the run it was near impossible to feel I had any control over what went in my mouth. Well if my year of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2011 at Weight Loss My Way
Deben Sharma's book The Greatness Guide: 101 Lessons for Making What's Good at Work and in Life Even Better advises that if you do three big time workouts a week you can have two desserts a week!! Since I LOVE chocolate mouse, I use a different rule. OK three big... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2011 at Weight Loss My Way
Sometimes, when I feel like I want to give up on the walking machine, I imagine I have my own personal cheer squad. I imagine Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama and Thich Nhat Hanh are standing around the machine laughing, clapping and egging me on! Its remarkably powerful... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2011 at Weight Loss My Way
Jerry Seinfeld once explained that he had ended his hit TV show Seinfeld after nine series (rather than ten) because he considered the program like a buffet - people should stop consuming while they are still enjoying it. He explained that it takes just one plate of food to push... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2011 at Weight Loss My Way
Well of course everyone was waiting to see if I could maintain my 2010 weight goal of 70kg. For the first weeks of the year my exercise and diet regime had me drop below 69kg so I started relaxing a little. Then I spent two weeks flying here and there... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2011 at Weight Loss My Way
We always rode bikes when we were kids. Up and down the neighbourhood with the other kids. No wonder its easy to keep your weight off when your younger. Exercise is part of your play. I knew I could not walk the walking machine everyday so I needed some variety.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2011 at Weight Loss My Way
We hear it all the time that we need to drink more water. I have read so many times that we should drink 8 glasses of water a day. During my weightloss process I have found this a good way to set myself a daily goal - 8 glasses a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2011 at Weight Loss My Way
Sometimes after a main meal, I have the feeling I want to eat something sweet, but actually I usually do not have the capacity or need to eat anything more!! Chewing gum is the key, sugarless of course!! Now I carry it with me all the time. Its a quick... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2011 at Weight Loss My Way
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