Tuesday, September 18, 2012
I cannot beleive 2012 is almost gone. Soon, we will have the holidays upon us, and all of those temptations. There will be parties starting with Halloween, Thanksgiving, for friends and family, Christmas and then New Years. Ok, my friends lets not start 2013 with regrets, lets not look back on 2012 as not productive to our weight loss, or health goals. NO MORE EXCUSES!! What would like to be different for you in 2013? I would like to reduce my BMI from obese to overweight as my goal for the next 90 days!!
Friday, August 17, 2012
Wow, where has these past 11 months gone to…it just seems like yesterday that I started on my journey for better health. I have not lost a lot poundage to date it is a 29 pound loss and unsure about inches since I did not measure but I sure its in the excess of 15 or more. I am a dedicated walker but I have had many detours off my eating plan. However, these past 11 months have made me a healthier person and a happier person than I have been in the last 15 years or more. This way of life has allowed me to live instead of existing. I am trying things out of my comfort zone, I will be participating in an 8K walk/run next month and I am pumped about that event. So, the purpose of this journal is if anyone has doubts about continuing on the Journey, everyone has set backs and has detours but the main thing is to never give up….NEVER!!!
Monday, August 06, 2012
I have been living the low carb lifestyle for almost a year. However, I have not been very successful. I have had minimum success with a 23 pound loss, which is better than weighing in now at 240 or higher. I cannot imagine eating another way, due to the amount of energy I have now. I had many slips along the way, which has deterred my weight loss goals. So, I feel like now I have reached the fork in the road, because I have been faithful to the way of eating and have not lost a pound in 2 months. However, my waist has gone from a 40 to a 38 but this could be cause by walking 25 days last month an average hour a day. Even at my age, I feel that I should be losing at least 1 pound a week or more. However, my friends advise due to the extra walking I could be adding muscle. So today, I am having a pity party because I am frustrated. Can I really lose this weight? Am I always going to be stuck at 203? What do I have to do to lose this weight that I have not done? Do I continue on this Journey?
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
I just realize that I have been at the same weight for about 2 months. This is of course due to my choices. I have been losing and gaining the same pounds over and over. It seems like when I try to set a goal for a 5 pound weight loss in 3 weeks; I always end up gaining the 5 pounds. I have a vision of what I might look like under 200 pounds and someday I can imagine what it might feel like and it feels good. However, its like when I try to reach a goal, I self sabotage. Is it because, I am afraid of the success and the benefits of the loss, why can I not do this!!
I am still walking and keeping up the exercise otherwise I would be right back where I started, so I feel good about that, but I am disappointed in where I am right now. I am unsure about where I want to go, its like some of the motivation has left me deflated. I feel so much better on a low carb lifestyle as I truly believe that sugar is really evil in my body!!! In addition, I believe in the goodness of home cooking compared to fast food. So, I have got to gather my thoughts and refocus my attention on becoming a healthier person and the real reasons I want a healthier body. I have 2 grand kids who no longer has the love and support of their mother and only have a part time dad, so I want to always be the someone they can depend on. So, in order to do that I have to be around. Just writing this helps me to refocus on the true reason for a healthier lifestyle. Thanks for listening!!
Monday, May 21, 2012
I have lived a very healthy lifestyle for the past 8 days due to an a-ha moment. I know understand that passing up a pizza pie or an apple pie is not depriving myself in any way. I understand that I can live without eating sugars everyday. The way that I look at we are all spoiled with food choices, it is too easy today. Markets that stay open 24 hours, fast food 24 hours, even delivery to the house. Food is everywhere and any type of food you could ever want!! Certain foods should not be eaten everyday. I know understand that we can eat cake and ice cream on a celebratory day, but not every day not even every week. Growing up we only cake and ice cream on birthdays, which did not happen every week. But because we can now go to any market and get cake and ice cream , it is now part of our diet, it was not meant to be this way. I have been challenged these past 8 days with apple pie and ice cream, which I did taste but I was able to walk away. I have decided that by making the right choices today, it will help me to reach my goals for tomorrow. That I want to lose the weight more than I want that ice cream. When I am on the walking track and think about throwing in the towel, I always do one more for my overall health and usually that keeps me motivated to continue on to the finish line. I hope soon all my friends find there aha moment.
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