Monday, February 28, 2011
I usually have an abundance of patience for a lot of different things.
I have to admit, though, it is hard to be patient with this slow weight loss effort. I know other things are better ways to judge progress. I am not discouraged as I can definitely see progress in other ways. BUT!!! It sure would be nice to get some results on the scale and with the measuring tape.
Today was weigh in. No change..again. I am not perfect at staying in the calorie range but I surely should be getting better loss. A nurse/friend reminded me recently that it is harder for diabetics to lose weight. Whew...I have to agree...though I have never lost weight easily..ever. My MIL can try ANY fad diet that comes along and lose weight on it (she can't keep it off permanently though). I can work like crazy at the same diet, and have no success. I don't even bother trying them anymore (haven't for yrs now).
I don't think lower calorie intake is the answer...I aim for 12-1500 a day and that is a healthy range that should get results. I have boosted my activity/exercise levels...and will do so even more soon when the mowing season starts. Last yr I mowed OR worked out..this year will mow AND workout, I guess. Something has to work!!
I LOVE hearing others are losing steadily each week. Some of the numbers amaze me! I really admire the effort some people go to for health and fitness. I am astonished as what some have accomplished.
So, what's the matter with me? Is it just the diabetes? Maybe. Seems like this journey is taking an awfully long time, though. I am fighting to bring down my blood sugars....working at working out more intensely...and that does take time to build up...I don't like being sore. I keep pushing forward, but I admit, slowly. Even though my clothing is fitting differently, I have yet to drop a size..and the measurements pretty much don't show the changes...how can that be?
Ahhh well, it is gray and raining...with thunder rumbling. Guess I will go get my exercise done. I will be pleased with my hr + spent with Leslie as we walk five miles together with the rain drumming on the porch roof outside.
See you all later!