I received this email (from a complete stranger, I must point out) and wanted to brag, er, share. As a writer, it’s always gratifying to hear from happy readers. I still remember the boy who read my historical novel An UnCivil War – The Boys Who Were Left Behind and told me, “I never liked to read until I read your book.”
You never forget those surprise sparkles tossed like so much fairy dust in your direction.
But this one is even sweeter because not only is it complimentary of my writing in general (and I’m needy that way), but she tells me I’ve actually helped her and her hubbie figure out how to lose weight.
You know, that’s such an awesome coincidence because it’s exactly what I’m trying to do!
So, Holly, thank you so much for taking the time to let me know how the Lazy Low Cal Lifestyle is working for you. You weren’t required to mention it, but you did and you’ll probably never realize how much I appreciate it. You’ve also given me a new mission — tracking down some Bundaberg Gingerbeer. It sounds delightfully Harry Potterish.
Becky you are an inspiration. Even to us here in Australia.
I had never had a problem with my weight when I was younger and thought myself very fortunate and took it for granted, however over the past ten years between the ages of 35 & 45 (this year) it had suddenly snuck up on me without me really knowing. I found your website the first week of December 2010 and so far I have lost 4kg [Becky's note: almost 9 lbs!] on your Lazy Low Cal Lifestyle in approximately 9 weeks and my husband has lost 3.5kg.
It only took a small amount of modification on our part – we were actually eating healthy – just too much of a good thing. I found portion size is one of the keys and the difference has been amazing. Yes, we still have our seafood which we love and drink our wine – now in moderation. We also swapped over to low alcohol volume wines. Instead of buying the standard 13-17% alcohol volume bottles of wine available here in Australia, we now look for 10% or less alcohol volume wines. And limit ourselves to only drinking on weekends. So much better for our weight, liver, head and general health all round.
We are now very conscious of reading labels and the Energy Cal/Kilojoules in a product. For example: Instead of buying Bundaberg Gingerbeer I now buy Diet Bundaberg Gingerbeer. The difference in calories is amazing. Some labels I read nearly floored me as they have a full days calories in one serving. The same goes for many other products. It’s all about awareness. Thank you for helping me to become more “aware” of what my family and I are consuming.
I also think your tip on 1200 calories on a “non-exercise days” and 1600 calories on “exercise days” is great.
I love your Lazy Low Cal Lifestyle website and I also joined your Facebook page too.
Another 4-6kg and I will have the biggest grin from ear to ear.
I think the word diet is a dirty word (lol). If anyone asks us if we are on a diet because we say no to something high in calories, I tell them no, it’s a “lifestyle” change and a fantastic one!
Here’s to the Lazy Low Cal Lifestyle and here’s to you too Becky. I’ll drink to that! (lol!)
I suppose all I really want to say is “Thanks Becky!”
How ’bout you … have you ever been the victim of some drive-by kindness? Made happy by the compliment of a complete stranger? A friend of mine used to pay the highway toll for two or three people behind her, back in the days when you had to stop at the toll booth. Have you ever done anything like that?