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! )
This weekend at the cabin was great! We had 6 inches of snow and it never got above 32 degrees F. I didn't want to go out walking Saturday am but DH was so excited by the snow he really encouraged me to go walking with him. I'm sure glad he did. It was crystal clear and glorious. It was hard walking up the hills in the snow but we walked 40 minutes and felt so exhilarated when we got back. Today I encouraged him to come out and do it again and believe me, he didn't need much encouragement. Even Bucky was more excited than usual (and that's pretty hard for him)
The only down side is that when I got home and tracked my calories, I was 200 to 300 calories over each day.
My fasting blood sugar was still above 100 but the one and two hour levels were good. My LDL cholesterol was a little high but the total was good. So my doctor said that since I was doing such a good job with my weight and exercise and that my numbers were improving she was going to give me 6 months to lower the final levels before starting me on metformin or lipitor.
She thinks I can do and so do I!
6 months to better health! And I was down another pound today!