Stopping to rest with DD and DH near Manuels River in St. John's, Newfoundland, August 2013.
My husband took this photo of me the other day (Oct. 6, 2013). Progress, right there on the page!
Well, shoot. I lost 39 lbs. between 2014 and 2016, and have now regained 20 of that. It happened very gradually, without my really noticing the things I was doing to sabotage my earlier success. A little more food every day combined with fewer workouts, and voila, I'm almost back where I started. Emphasis on 'almost'. I take heart in the fact that I caught the weight gain now instead of waiting any longer, and I've already taken action. My eating is under control again and I've boosted my workouts from two to four/five per week. Still really loving Fitness Blender for its wide variety of free youtube workouts (HIIT, yoga, pilates, cardio, strength, etc). I feel confident and ready to commit myself to this process again.
Let's do this!
Eat 1,390-1,690 calories per day, work out 195 minutes/week, get plenty of sleep and water. Give and receive help on the community boards.
1,390 to 1,690 cals per day. Work out four to five times per week. Fitness Blender videos, spinning, kettlebell, tennis, or a run/walk of 40 to 75 min.
Include at least one day of strength and flexibility training per week: a combination of yoga, bodyweight exercises, Gravity training, TRX, and free weights or Nautilus.
Secrets of Success
| current weight: 170.2
I was just side-tracking from what I really ought to be doing - er, checking my e-mail - and saw your great suggestion about a roll-up water bottle. Thanks for the tip! I've not heard about these before. I"m going to try to find one ASAP. Meanwhile, I've got water lined up with an index card for tallying to kick start a hydration streak.
1051 days ago
I do hope that this particular surgery is worth the wait and it offers total elimination of the problem.
Thanks for explaining the reason behind the wait.
1052 days ago
Vit B drops under the tongue and L-Glutimine in water. Fight that lack of energy.
1054 days ago
Thanks for your comment on my blog! I LOL'ed about the Poutine! For one, no one knows what that is here unless you live close to Canada, and also because I DO give in to it quite often in the summer as there is a Poutine food truck that does gluten free gravy!! It is so yummy!! They park at the farm market on Sundays I go to!
Thank you also for your thoughts on special dates. Maybe that is why I get upset about them more. Because feeling her presence makes it harder. A valid theory.
1057 days ago
Yeah its not likely to work out well for me either for Fleetwood Mac. My friend that will likely come with me would have to be back I believe so we are going to just come up for that and go home the same night as we have in the past. Crazy that we are so close with our plans and yet it is so complicated!
1057 days ago