Wednesday, August 13, 2008

A pound in a pear tree

A most ridiculous post title, but fitting for the subject.

I weighed in today one pound less than Monday so I am very happy! Especially since TOM started and just about any loss during that time is fantastic for me. I am at 159.8 which is under 160 again. A much better place for me to be and I know that getting in exercise is what is really helping me down the scale again.

I got a lot of questions about the pears. Pears were suggested to me by Cammy. I was having a hard time getting to goal a few months back and needed something to give me a little boost. She gave me a list of foods that are helpful in losing those last few pounds (some others I use too are almonds and dark chocolate). Pears were on that list. So I started eating pears a few times a week, and surprisingly the weight was coming off! Sure I know its not just the pears, but they definitely help. I think it has a lot to do with the fiber in them which never hurts! Plus they realy fill you up. So I recommend them to anyone who is having a hard time losing those last few pounds, and hey, they are fruit so it never hurts to just eat them anyways!

9 comments:

spunkysuzi said...

Congrats on the nice loss!! And pears taste awesome ;) Had a few of them myself this week!!

sybil said...

Good job Heather on being below 160 again....I knew you would get there again...total confidence in you!

Thanks for the pear suggestion. Strawberries are in season here so we've really been taking advantage of them lately.

Cammy said...

Glad they seem to be helping. I'm going for the almonds these days.

The "helper" foods I suggested earlier this year came from a Sparkpeople.com article, if I recall correctly.

Lora said...

Pears? Who'd of thought? I'll pick some up next time I'm at the market!

MaryFran said...

Pears!!! They are now on my grocery list!!!!!

I'll try anything to help get the pounds movin'!

new*me said...

I love pears :) We just happen to have one awesome enormous pear tree in our backyard that is producing great this year. I may be eating a ton of them very soon. You should all come out to KS to my backyard and we'll eat our way through some pounds ;) Thanks for explaining the pear secret!

Twix said...

Pears are yummy! And then you also mention some of my faves...dark chocolate and almonds...drools, then faints....

Lol, have a great weekend!

Scale Junkie said...

I think pears are the only fruit I'm not crazy about. I'll eat them occasionally but they are very low on my list. Perhaps I need to revisit them.

Have a great weekend!

Ceres said...

Yay for the loss, and I think it's time to add more pears to my diet :-)