My dog, Riley Elizabeth
Chatham Light, Chatham, MA
Over the last few years I've vacillated between being "obese" and "over weight", never making it to "normal". After I lose a good amount of weight - 30 lbs. or so - I find something in me resisting; and I get obsessive about food --- eating, eating, eating until I've gained most (or all) of the weight back.
As I round the clubhouse turn toward my 60's, it is time to get to a normal weight NOW and maintain a healthy lifestyle. The body parts are starting to creak and rebel for what I have and am putting them through.
I do well when I have a tangible, desirable goal, e.g., taking a trip that requires a lot of walking for which I want to get in shape. Unfortunately, after the trip, I start to slide again. I definitely need to change my goal/reward strategies.
Lose 50+ lbs.
Achieve A1C of 6.0 or less and reduce meds.
Achieve normal blood pressure and get off meds. [DONE! Although my doc keeps me on a "whiff" of BP meds for kidney protection due to my Type 2]
Lower overall/LDL/tri to normal range [DONE!] and reduce meds.
Lose 8 inches from waist.
Monitoring carb/calorie intake.
Secrets of Success
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| Pounds lost: 55.0
for your kind comment! I have been eating vegetables all weekend, craving them, haha!!!
Indeed, the tree could well be the American Bladdernut, it looks quite similar!
Sadly, no, no visit planned in the USA anytime soon. :( I am off to Armenia next Monday (maybe you misread it for America?).
26 days ago
Hi there! Thank you for adding me as a friend, and for the lovely goodie note! I also appreciate your comment on my Missy's photo very much. I'm sorry to hear about your Reva...she was a beautiful cat, I know you miss her. But I'm happy to hear of Riley's 8th birthday... sending birthday wishes to Riley! I hope Riley enjoys the day and that you do too. When I had my Miss, we used to do extra special things - extra park visits, treats, toys, visits with friends, etc. - to celebrate her birthday. People that know me would probably say that every day was "birthday" special for Missy but she was the love of my life. Anyway, I hope you all have a WONDERFUL day! Blessings, Karen
68 days ago
"If I had to select one quality, one personal characteristic that I regard as being most highly correlated with success, whatever the field, I would pick the trait of persistence. Determination.
The will to endure to the end, to get knocked down seventy times and get up off the floor saying. "Here comes number seventy-one!"
Richard M. Devos
Hi, thanks for commenting on my blog, "Starting Over Is Not A Bummer." Have a healthy weekend!
120 days ago
I didn't give pizza up for good either, and we've had our collisions...like on Good Friday, when we went to Chuck E. Cheese for a family outing with the kiddos, and my behavior at that pizza buffet did NOT make for a Good Wednesday on the scales the following week. My "give-ups" are not necessarily "never-agains..." but I have given them a back seat and don't eat them the way I used to. This will work for you if you work it, as they say, and I wish you well on your give and take!
186 days ago
Thanks for your words of wisdom on my recent blog - your advice about what to say and how to phrase it makes perfect sense, I am going to try that next time. I't s definite challenge with this person, I appreciate your taking the time to offer suggestions!
196 days ago