As a 52-year-old lover of food and avoider of exercise, Ree Drummond is very happy to share her story of eventually losing weight over the past few months. She hopes that before trying out the routines that worked for her, everyone should know that nothing beats a consultation with their doctor.
In no particular order, Drummond ate fewer calories. She monitored her meals closely, noting down and calculating the calories of the things she ate everyday to get a daily total. She could tell if it was working by whether she was losing weight over time, and adjusted up or down naturally as she went.
She exercised, of course. To get the calories out and to help her not feel out of shape, she made exercise a regular part of her days. Whether it was to walk her dogs or ride on the rowing machine in her living room, Drummond prioritized getting exercise done, even choosing to be late on deadlines just so she could exercise. Besides the previously mentioned activities, she did Pilates as well, a type of exercise you may read more about in our website.
Drummond also didn’t drink alcohol. For over four months, she avoided the substance, knowing it has calories and because she wanted to give herself a break from booze. If you want to know more about how ditching alcohol can help you, consider reading our article entitled “Lose Weight by Ditching Alcohol.” Not only did she watch her food and drinks, but she also switched to a standing desk, something that helped make rests between her work more accessible and help avoid worsening her posture.
As of the publishing time of Drummond’s article, she has lost 43 pounds. It was never her goal to be skinny but to be healthy, and she is happy to say that she feels good with what she has accomplished so far. Drummond said, “Feeling good is really all that matters, and because of that, the weigh-ins are becoming less and less important to me. I’ll keep weighing in every day to have all the information I need going forward, but the number isn’t what I’m paying attention to now.”
If you want to read more on Drummond’s personal record of her journey to health, check out the article in The Pioneer Woman that she wrote herself!