Posted: 30/04/2014 at 19:22
Fifteen years ago I weighed thirteen stone and wore a size 16 (sometimes 18). I am 5' 7" tall.
This was due just to eating too much of everything - big dinners, roast dinners,pudding with meals, cakes, sweets, etc., just because I enjoyed them, and so did my husband, and I enjoyed cooking. I did no exercise beyond walking to the station and back.
I decided to change, and cut down on the food, cut out the sweets, cakes, puddings and have smaller portions. I also took up exercise, primarily running.
Simple changes, nothing drastic, I lost three and a half stone over a lengthy period. At one point I was down to 9 stone, but have settled between 9st 7lbs, and 10 st.
I have kept the weight off by sensible eating and regular exercise.
I have chips., cakes and sweets occasionally. Burgers never - but that's do to with what's in them rather than calories!
It's not rocket science.