Weight Loss Problems – My Favourite Knee-High Boots No Longer Fit Me

Sorry it’s been a while since my last blog post but I have been very busy with work, and I have also been on holiday for two weeks in Malaga.

However with regards to my weight loss progress, I’m pleased to report that I have managed to lose 9 pounds since I last checked in with you.

This is all thanks to quite an intense exercise regime and a reasonably low calorie diet (although I have had a few cheat days where I’ve probably had 2000 calories or more).

I’m still doing lots of walking with my husband, but I have since purchased my own exercise bike for my garage so that I can work out whenever I want.

This has had much more of an impact than the walking that I was doing, but I think they have both helped in their own way, and I certainly have a lot more energy than before with a lot less bloating and lethargy.

There is a downside to all of this weight loss, however. I’ve just been trying on some of the knee-high boots that I usually wear during the autumn and winter, and found that many of them are now a pretty poor fit around the legs because they now flap around when I walk in them. So I must have lost some weight from my legs as well as my tummy and hips.

I’m not too concerned because it gives me a chance to go shopping for a few pairs, but I’m worried that I’m going to have difficulty finding a pair that fit 14-inch calves.

I have found this article that has some narrow calf boots for women like me who have narrow calves of 14 inches or less, but the trouble is that it’s targeted towards an American audience, and has links to boots that are available to buy in the United States.

So I’m trying to find some skinny boots that I can buy online or in the shops here in the UK, but I’m not having much joy so far.

They don’t have to be really skinny because a pair of boots that are 14 inches in circumference should fit me pretty well. The trouble is that many of them are slightly wider than this.

Acantha Narrow Calf BootI did manage to find these ones on the Pavers website, but I couldn’t really see any that I liked. I also came across some really stylish ones that were out of my price range, like the Acantha boots pictured right. Therefore the search goes on.

Anyway enough of my problems. I just wanted to update you with my progress and highlight one of the main drawbacks of losing a lot of weight.

You may well find that those knee-high boots that you love to wear when the weather starts getting cold outside may no longer fit you, and it’s the same with many of your favorite clothes. Nevertheless I would still prefer to be slim and have this problem to deal with rather than being fat and unhealthy, like I was previously.

My Experience With Diet Food Delivery Services

I have tried various different methods of losing weight over the years, many of which have ultimately failed to help me achieve my targets unfortunately.

Many years back I decided to join a diet food delivery service because this sounded like the perfect solution.

You basically sign up to one of these sites, choose which meals that you want from their menu and then have them delivered to your door in one single hamper, ready to warm up in the microwave as and when you need them.

I can’t actually remember the name of the service that I used because it was such a long time ago now, but it wasn’t one of the big names that you often see being advertised on TV and in magazines.

All I can remember is that it didn’t really help me lose any weight because although all of the meals were guaranteed to be less than 1500 calories per day altogether, I found it hard to restrict myself to these set meals.

The trouble is that you are supplied with your breakfast, lunch and evening meals, and in some cases you are supplied with one or two healthy snacks that you can have between meals.

In my case, however, there were no healthy snacks supplied at all. Therefore I found that I was always ravenous in the middle of the morning and in the middle of the afternoon. Plus I was always absolutely starving just before bedtime, and as we all know, it’s never a good idea to go to bed hungry if you can avoid it.

So I generally ended up eating a piece of fruit in some instances, or eating a fruit bar or a yogurt, which instantly brought my daily calorie intake up. Subsequently it was all a bit of a waste of time because I rarely consumed less than 1500 calories a day. If I had done, then yes I may well have lost a few pounds, but I just couldn’t manage to fight off the hunger pains in the end.

Diet Chef LogoIf I was joining one of these companies now, I would say that Diet Chef looks like one of the best ones because they have won awards for the quality of their food, and do at least include one snack per day which is included in the overall calorie total of 1200 calories. Plus because the calorie total is so low, you are permitted to eat fruit and vegetables as well if you get hungry.

Anyway the point is that although I didn’t have much success myself, I wouldn’t like to put other people off joining one of these diet food delivery services because they should, in theory, help you lose weight because your daily calorie consumption is strictly controlled. You just need to make sure you stick to this plan every day in order to see results, which is where I came unstuck.

Clenbuterol – A Powerful Weight Loss Product For Women?

Clenbuterol TabletsI have recently been reading all about Clenbuterol, which contrary to popular belief, is not actually a steroid at all. It’s short for Clenbuterol Hydrochloride and is primarily used to treat chronic asthma in both humans and animals, but what got my attention is that it is also a very effective weight loss aid as well.

That’s because it is said to have similar properties as Ephedrine, but is even more effective at burning fat.

I first heard about Clenbuterol in one of my women’s magazines because it is apparently a favorite with various different female celebrities.

It is also popular with quite a few bodybuilders because not only does it promote fat burning, but it also helps retain muscle mass so that people can get their body fat percentage down without sacrificing any of their hard-earned muscle gains.

That’s why it has been named as one of the best legal steroids by one supplement review site along with alternatives to Winstrol and Anavar, for instance, which have similar fat-burning qualities.

Of course many women won’t necessarily be interested in maintaining muscle mass. I certainly won’t because I don’t have any to begin with.

It’s the fact that it is such a potent fat-burner that makes it so popular with women in particular because many of us find it difficult to lose weight through diet and exercise alone, particularly if we have slow, sluggish metabolisms.

I don’t think I would ever think about using Clenbuterol myself because I’m not even sure if it’s legal here in the UK because of the potential side effects.

However I might think about taking one of the legal forms of Clenbuterol because these are supposedly made from natural ingredients, and therefore don’t have any of these side effects.

For now, though, I’m pretty happy with my latest attempts to lose weight because as I mentioned at the start of the week, I managed to lose 3 pounds in my first week, and since that last blog post, I have now lost an extra pound in weight, bringing my total weight loss to 4 pounds.

I haven’t used any kind of diet pills or any kind of diet plan to achieve this amount of weight loss. I’ve mainly achieved this by going for lengthy walks on a daily basis with my husband, cutting out some of the junk food that I eat far too much of, and being a lot more active in general.

If I reach a plateau and find that I am struggling to lose any more weight, then I may well try taking one of the legal forms of Clenbuterol because it does sound really impressive, but for now I’m just going to continue walking (every day if possible) because this seems to be helping more than anything else I have tried in the past.

Walking Really Does Help You Lose Weight

In my last blog post I mentioned that one of the things I was going to do was to get more exercise. So last weekend I managed to talk my husband into going for a long walk with me on both Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday we both jumped in the car, left the urban sprawl of Manchester and found a nice spot in the country where we could explore some of the countryside, after picking up a few ideas from this article in the Manchester Evening News that we found online.

In total I think we must have walked for at least a couple of hours before we eventually returned to our car, and found a nice pub that we could retire to.

My husband decided that he was going to reward himself with steak and chips and a pint of beer, whereas I was far more disciplined with myself and opted for a chicken salad and an orange juice instead.

So that was a really enjoyable day, and Sunday was just as good because after we finished off our Sunday lunch, we went for another walk around Manchester.

We didn’t do a great deal of walking because our legs were aching quite a bit from the day before, but we did go for a nice leisurely stroll along some of the canals and explored parts of the city that we rarely go to.

Therefore we did a fair amount of walking on both of these days, and we continued this with a 30-minute walk last night after we had our evening meal.

I have to say that we both feel a lot better after covering such long distances over the course of three days, and when I woke up this morning I decided it was time to see if this had had a positive effect on my weight.

I was bracing myself for disappointment, but to my amazement I discovered that I have actually lost three pounds in weight since I last weighed myself on Friday morning.

So I think this proves that walking is quite an effective form of exercise if you want to lose weight because this is the only exercise I’ve done in recent days, and my eating habits haven’t changed at all during this time.

Hopefully I can continue dropping weight in the future if I continue to do lots of walking because I would prefer to do this rather than joining a gym, which might be quite intimidating for someone of my size.

If not, I might take up cycling because this is another great way to explore the countryside, and will obviously burn even more calories than walking.

My Weight Loss Journal

This is my first ever post on this new blog so I thought it would be a good idea to introduce myself.

My name is Julia Meighan and I am a secondary school teacher from Manchester. I’m 34 years old and the reason for starting this blog is because I desperately want to lose some weight.

I came to the conclusion that keeping a journal would be a good way to track my progress and keep me motivated because I’ve failed so many times before.

Everyone always says that it’s really easy to lose weight. All you need to do is to eat less and exercise more, so that’s exactly what I’m going to do.

I haven’t decided what forms of exercise I’m going to be doing yet, but I am definitely going to try to get some form of exercise every single day, even if it’s just walking around the block.

It’s not going to be easy because I’m obviously working during the daytime, but I’m sure I will be able to squeeze in some exercise during the evenings. I have already instructed my husband to make sure that I get some form of exercise, whether I feel like it or not.

With regards to my diet, I have made a pledge to cut out all of the junk food for a start. That means no more cake or chocolate after my main meal, no more crisps in the evening and no more takeaways.

It’s going to be really difficult, but it has to be done. Instead I shall be eating natural yogurt and plenty of fruit and vegetables.

My ultimate goal is to lose 4-6 inches from my waistline because I want to go from a 34-inch waist to a 30 or 28-inch waist, so wish me luck!