My DH and I went for a mountain hike with our dog Buck this weekend. I did a whole lot better than I thought I would. We went up a trail called Donner Pass Trail in the Roosevelt Forest. We walked about a mile straight up - It seemed straight up but actually was a rise of 600 feet in one mile. We went from 8400 feet to 9000 feet and then back down. I did it without having to sit and rest at any point. I actually enjoyed it. Wow, exercise for fun and without whining.
It is so unbelievable to see a number I haven't seen for years. I had long term care insurance denied 4 years ago because I was 243 lbs. I just went up from there. The number really isn't important other than as a sign of health and wellness. I feel so much better at this "number" than I did at the 270 "number". I pray I can at least stay here and not go up, but my fervent hope is that I continue to go down into the 100's.
I have my thyroid biopsy today and feel confident. I just wish I didn't have to go thru the procedure. I don't like people poking around my neck!
I tried to put the Leslie Sansone DVD from Exercise TV on this am, but none of the Exercises would come up. A notice said to call the Cable Company, but I have to go to work in 1/2 hour so I decided to put on the Golden Oldie's channel. I just started walking to all the 60's and 70's song from my teenage years. I had a blast. I used all the moves I could remember from Leslie but I began adding the Stroll, the Twist, the Fish ..... you know what I mean? I had fun. Then I thought "This is what the thought for the day today on Spark meant - have fun with it. Life is Good but Life is also Fun!
After coming back from a weekend where I ate more calories than I should (but all healthful food) I didn't expect to lose weight today at my weigh in. However I was down a pound!
I am so thankful for this program I can't even express it. I have tried so often to lose weight. I have lost 60 pounds 3 times - once with WW and 2 x with OA. Each time it was a battle with myself and my urge to eat. Exercise didn't play a part any time - I am a couch potato. This time there is no battle. I feel like I am going through a learning process about food, myself and activity. I don't feel like I am struggling, I feel like I am growing and I am so thankful.
When I saw the scale this morning I sighed "Thank you God" and I mean it heartfeltfully (if that's a word! )