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Saturday, January 3, 2009

How to Lose Weight in the Upcoming Year

Many of us make the new years resolution of losing weight.

Many of break the new years resolution of losing weight.

There are many ways to lose weight:

Take advantage of the miraculous invention of duct tape and tape your mouth shut.

Put a lock on the fridge door.

Put those childproof locks on the kitchen cabinet doors (whether you have a small child or not).

Don't let your husband buy all those snacks in the grocery store that he says are for the kids (who are we kidding, they aren't for the kids).

Stop buying all those sausage biscuits at the fast food place down the road. (I am not guilty of this, but my husband loves them)

Hope that Hershey's goes out of business. (Just kidding!) I love chocolate!

But seriously......

About the only way to lose weight is to have willpower, which is something I lack.

Ask yourself before putting that snack in your mouth, "Am I really hungry or is this just a habit?" Then lay it back down and put the junk out of sight so you don't see the tasty, but bad for you treats, every time you walk by them.

Stop snacking at night. (This is my downfall, I love to eat in the evening, whether I'm hungry or not, it's just a habit)

Walk, walk, walk. In the wintertime in our parts, this is hard to do. I can't stand the cold wind against my face. But I find if I walk on a regular basis, I don't gain weight. My neighbor and I walk around and around our subdivision in nice weather. We gossip (I mean chat) while we walk and the time flies by. An hour is up before you know it.

So this is what I now have where the Christmas tree stood a few days ago.

It is one of the small treadmills, that isn't run by electric, so it's not as noisy (you don't have to turn the TV up high to hear it while you're walking). I find that if you put it on an incline it is easier to walk on. I guess the downward gravity helps. These are less expensive (especially if you get it off your favorite neighbor at a yard sale) and less heavy, and doesn't take up as much room as the big expensive ones.

Walking is a much better way of losing weight than having to eat these because you caught a nasty virus off of your son.

I must say, it works, tho. I've lost 2 pounds since yesterday! But I'd much rather be well and walking on my treadmill.

What are your best suggestions on losing that winter weight that creeps on you from the continuous buffet of Halloween candy, Thanksgiving delights and Christmas yummies?

Looking forward to hearing your ideas.


  1. I think the key to losing weight is willpower. Eating less and staying with it, it is a lifetime thing and I can't do it.

  2. hey girl...I was doing great til I scrolled down & saw your cabbage & then on down to that pineapple pie!!!!!! lol lol I have been eating chocolate & desserts since Thanksgiving! I am just trying to cut out sweets & Pepsi right now...It has always been hard for me to diet..I just love food..especialy some good old Southern comfort food! lol But I know it didn't get on there over night & I know it ain't going nowhere over night! I am just setting small goals for myself right now..if I look at the BIG picture I might need a chocolate bar! lol lol Thanks for coming by girl...have a great weekend!

  3. I'm the one who buys the candy and junk, so I am going to try VERY hard not to buy them and I can say that for the last 2 days I haven't bought any junk. Of course when I do the grocery shopping on Monday... I will be Strong:) and I also have to stop eating after dinner...just lots of water..

  4. Hi Janet,
    I've tried to catch up on your posts from while I was away. It looks like you had a nice Christmas.
    I'm suffering migranes so that's how I lose - ha, ha.
    We didn't get home in time to cook cabbage but bought some today anyway. Mine will be with corned beef. I didn't like it as a child either and your husband is right - don't cook it too long.

  5. The willpower is important, but exercise helps me the most. It also helps with the "winter doldrum" and keeps me in a good mindset. It also helps that all of those holiday family dinners are over!

  6. I think the best advice I could give is to don't worry about your weight. Drink lots of water every day, try not to eat at night, and try to limit watching TV in the evening (since we all eat more if we watch there's nothing on but junk anyway).

    Also, try to stifle the inclination to try all of the recipes that are posted on this blog. I'm a sucker for most everything you put on here since I tried that chocolate cake recipe with the german chocolate icing that you had on here a few months back.

    Oh, and it'd probably help if I didn't buy so much junkfood. I even found myself salivating over those ice pops that you have posted, and I don't even have a virus.

    Okay, I'll be honest, I'm probably not going to do any of these things. Oh well.

  7. I've been thinking of getting a treadmill-hope I can catch one at a yard sale like you did.


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