Well since I announced that after losing the pandemic weight I am on the road to a normal BMI, I have lost 1-3.5 more pounds depending on the day and how I contort myself on the scale. So given that I am now clearly a weightloss expert, I shall bestow my endless wisdom on you. Actually, I just need to keep a record for myself of what is working so far.
1. Increasing exercise.
I love those endorphins. Besides my daily walk of 30-60 minutes, I have added almost daily exercise or weights lasting 10-35 minutes. The movement agrees with me. Besides boosting my spirits, I like the toning. Even when my weight doesn't move, clothing is a little looser. While some days it makes me hungrier (boo!), other days I feel like it makes me less hungry.
2. Track everything WeightWatchers Style and stay bottom to middle of range.
I can't stay bottom of middle of my range every day, but it is where the weightloss happens. If I go over points, I try hard to make it up the next day.
3. Increase healthy fat and protein as needed
My grocery store ran out of my favorite non-fat reduced sugar yogurt, so I decided to go with Chobani reduced sugar low fat vanilla. Just the extra fat makes me feel a little more full in the morning or when I have it as a snack.When ravenous, I find usually one of 2 solutions or a combo of both helps-increase my healthy fat and/or increase my protein. For some reason my body refuses to be a vegetarian because the protein that does it for me is usually chicken, turkey, or shrimp.
4. Keep my eye on the prize
I am lucky that I feel the benefits even before any weightloss. I feel happier when I eat right and exercise. However, I am still vain enough that I really want to be healthy slender again. I miss it, I want it and I will get there.
And now for a random question....is anyone else a tad anxious about re-entering the world more fully once enough people are vaccinated. I have become used to my semi-hermit family life, my yoga pants and my better sleep schedule. Pre-covid, I worked some at home and some at the office. I feel anxious about returning to office life at all and dressing up and washing my hair more. So much hygiene! Slob life agrees with me. :).