Weight and Health are two different things
What are you doing to reduce your risk of Heart Disease????
Saturated Fats: Animal fats and trope oils (they increase cholesterol levels)
Trans Fats: When liquid vegetable oil is hydrogenated and made into a solid or semi solid fat.(Sunflower oil that has been turned into margarine or shortening) when choosing margarine choose soft non-hydrogenated. Canola oil These fats will raise your cholesterol and increase your risk of heart disease.
My father is a BIG fan of these fatty things, and he ended up having a triple by pass 5 years ago. It's tough to watch someone so that to them selves. Although he eats oatmeal every morning for breakfast and also eats lots of fish, he is a sucker for that fat, lol. He has managed to keep his cholesterol levels down over the last few years, with his love of Quaker Oatmeal !!!
I have always been a petite woman. 4" 11 and a half, lol. Before I became pregnant with my son I was weighing in at 135lbs.(my usual weight was between 105-115lbs) I had put on 20lbs in a year drinking too much beer and over eating on a regular basis. For 6 months before I became pregnant, I was doing everything I could to loose the extra pounds. I walked every night with my boyfriend we'd have a light dinner. I packed a great bunch of healthy snacks to munch on until I got home for lunch. I ate so many fruits and veggies, I was getting at least 2 litres of water a day. (I really like to drink water, lol) I was exercising with a ridiculous routine, first thing in the morning and then again at lunch time. I have never had a problem loosing weight before. I was even using a great online program called "Spark People" it gave me great meal plans to follow, also made it easy to track EVERYTHING I was doing to help loose weight. It even tells you how many calories you burn during an hour of house work, lol. Nothing helped !!!!
Get on the move
Then in May 2006 I became pregnant !!! It took a long time before I started to gain any weight. The way I looked at it, the baby was taking all of the extra from me, and doing just fine. In the end when I was almost ready to "POP" I was very swollen, and weighing in at 170lbs, on Feb12/07. All I kept thinking was " I'll never get rid of this weight, I'll never be back to my 110lbs again."
I was released from the hospital 2 days after my son was born. We went home to our apartment. Well the next morning I was out of Ibuprofen, and in a truck load of pain. I am a single mom and it being a week day all of my family was at work. So I bundled up my boy, carried that monster stroller and his 20lb car seat down 2 flights of stairs, walked 15 minutes up the road to Sobeys on the snowy sidewalks.I realized that day that I am the only one there is to get things done. So ever since that day we've been on the move. I've never felt better!!!!