Hi, I'm new to the 50+ group, but pleased to find a group that fits my profile. I have been a member just for one and half weeks so really new so therefore enthusiastic and optimistic.
I have posted on blogs and newbie thread so far - liking the thought of my words getting out there and being read by supportive people in the same predicament as me, unable to shift 10kg off, because I keep up the non-hungry eating behaviour I have relied on for a 'lifetime' to maintain comfort and relieve boredom. At least that is my diagnosis of the reason.
I find it easy to walk for an hour and am now doing that regularly, I fit it in on my days off (working full-time as health professional) and am filling out the diary pretty much after each meal. Am loving that the calories get taken off immediately you record the exercise and it means I could eat much more.
Just getting used to having many more calories to eat than I usually think is right for me. I would have thought 1200 would be what I should aim at to lose wieght but CK have said 1450 and then with exercise it goes up - so I am actually never hungry. But I still find myself getting up to the kitchen and viewing the contents of the frig or larder looking for something to nibble on - after meals. So far today I have stuck to fruit as my nibbles.
So I am looking forward to reading others experiences with their 'non-hungry' eating. I prefer that term to the word 'binge' which has really negative connotations and I am trying not to think of anything I do as negative, because that leads to self loathing and I think that is probably the most destructive things we can do to ourselves when we are trying to lose weight. We must be full of thoughts of how wonderful we are, unique and special and we are 'worth it'. Anyway that's what I think and it has been working for one and half weeks so far. lost 3.b first week
looking forward to hearing from more 50 plussers, what a wonderful decade, really grown up but pretty much also freed up from the chores of earlier decades.