IWantToBeHappy said:Hi je25.
I kept losing weight after I stopped duromine and have maintained my weight for a year. I still keep check on what I consume etc but have put steps in place for when I get complacent. The weight lose after I stopped Duromine was slower but that would have been because I was no longer over weight so didnt have much to actually lose.
As far as the cold goes, you are the first person I have actually read make this comment, but yes I suffered that too! 25kg is alot of 'insulation' to lose. I have been cold for over a year hahah, you get used to it and just remember to wear more layers. On the flip side, the reverse is also true, summer is better now than it used to be for exactly the same reason as your not as hot and clammy due to the extra weight!
Keep up the great work, and enjoy buying smaller sizes in clothing .....just make sure you get some warm stuff too lol
Librarian said:I've only lost 3.5 kg and I'm feeling cold! But then, it is winter, so I don't know if that is anything to do with Duromine. Can't wait to experience summer not being hot and sweaty all the time. I've got three months to lose the weight.
Do you find you have to keep up with a crazy exercise routine to stay maintained? I have heard weight maintenance requires an hour of heavy physical activity every day! Do you enjoy treats when you're out etc.. I would like to keep my nutrition 100% at home so that I can enjoy these things once a week/fortnight once I reach my goal weight but not sure if that's possible and the bad foods should be avoided all together?
That actually makes so much sense about the weight being slower moving as you have less to lose I never thought of it like that!
I'm glad I'm not the only one, I find myself absolutely freezing now! It is winter here at the moment so that doesn't help but we have had quite a few nice warm days when everyone around me is in shorts and t-shirts and I'm still rugged up haha but thats okay.. small price to pay in exchange for the weight I've lost and hope to continue to lose
IWantToBeHappy said:Hi there
I dont exercise. I'll go for walks because I like clearing my mind and getting fresh air but no I don't go to the gym or anything like that. And I didn't whilst I was on Duromine either. I went for walks and I also bought an exercise bike at home. I did some squats and lunges and sit ups at home in the evenings.
You don't put on weight just because you don't exercise everyday. You put on weight if you eat too much food. I eat around 1200 cals per day. Yes I treat myself every now and again. But I don't go crazy and I don't have a cheat day or something like that because I think thats then putting bad food back on the priority list and it becomes a reward again.
For example, if I go out for dinner with friends I'll have a lovely meal but that doesn't mean I have to choose the fattest, creamiest thing on the menu. I'll still choose lean protein with vege or salad and have the dressing removed. But I will have a couple of glasses of wine and I enjoy that. If I go to a restaurant with friends I won't have desert. But if I go to a wedding then I'll have a piece of wedding cake.
I don't go to Macdonalds or any places like that, but some times my hubby and I will order a pizza and cuddle on the couch watching movies. But not weekly.
If there's chocolate being handed around at work I won't have any, but if there's at really luxurious piece of chocolate then I will have one every now and again.
Good food makes my body happy, healthy, energies. Bad food makes me sluggish, tired, grumpy.
It's hard work to change our eatting habits from bad to good but I'll tell you it's very easy to get them bad again.
Live and enjoy life once you're in maintainance but don't make enjoyment about food or make food the reward again!
Stay warm xoxo
You sound like you have a very health and realistic thought process around it all. Bring on summer for more walks with your dog. I'm looking forward to sumber too as this cold wet weather isn't great for being outside.je25 said:I love everything your'e saying! I have already implemented so many of those things as I find whilst its hard to resist temptation most the time, it's been even harder to get to where I am now and where I want to be so that helps squash those temptations. I do exercise a fair bit but trying to keep it simple and not overdo it as I know if I do that I'm not likely to stick to it. At the moment I'm doing a rowing workout for half an hour each day after work which I am really enjoying and every second or third day I add in a short leg or ab workout depending on time as I don't like to eat dinner too late. I absolutely love going on big walks with my dog but can only do that on the weekends at the moment because it's dark so early after work and dark when I wake up to get ready for work but that's my plan for summer! Do you walk everyday? If so how far do you like to go?
I totally agree with you when you say you put on weight if you eat too much food. When going out for dinner I opt for grilled fish which is my usual thing anyway, I just get the steamed veggies now instead of the chips and salad and it's bloody great! I too steer clear of dessert where possible, the only time I won't is if it's a birthday or another celebration and only then will it be a very small piece. I avoid the chocolate at work too by having my own container of almonds. Luckily I work with family so they always offer but are so understanding when I politely refuse.
I think I'm going to focus my enjoyment on the way I feel, all the extra energy I have and just my general well-being as opposed to the short term taste of bad foods. The two times I have eaten a higher calorie, high fat meal for dinner since I started my journey have made me feel awful inside which definitely emphasised how good I am actually feeling with the good food I'm eating.
Thanks so much for all your advice I really admire how far you have come and that you've been able to maintain your weight loss. I can't wait to get there myself! xxx