Saturday, September 20, 2008
As of tonight, I have lost 50 pounds! What an interesting last few months it's been too. I've learned so much--about food, eating, habits, health, exercise--and a LOT about myself. Turns out I have a lot more willpower, fortitude, or persistence than I ever thought possible. I now KNOW that I can reach my main goal and be smaller, healthier and wiser. It is such a relief to realize that I really do have it in me to make the changes I so desperately needed to make. The cloud I'm floating on right now is still a large one but I know I will need an ever smaller one as time goes by to hold me up.
Friday, August 15, 2008
So I weighed myself just now and it looks like a total of 36 pounds gone so far! Such a thrill!
Plus--I was having trouble finding an exercise bike that I could afford. Well, I posted a need for one in two freecycle.org groups and today I finally got offered a bike! I am picking it up at 6 tonight, and it is FREE! WOO HOO! Definitely a great day.
So I've been having pretty good success for the last 3 months without exercise. It should really rev up now that I can burn up those calories!
I'm pretty excited by this!
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
I have advertised on two freecycle groups, a free ad paper in my area and looked at every yard sale for miles around and just can't seem to find an exercise bike that I can afford.
I can't do very much walking due to a medical issue with my legs, I'm very limited in mobility. But I could use an exercise bike as much as I want.
It seems like before I was looking for one they were everywhere, at every yard sale and on the freecycle groups, but after I started looking they all disappeared!
It's so frustrating, because this would be my ideal form of exercise! I live way too far from a gym, and couldn't afford the membership anyway. Both colleges around here have gyms, but they are over 30 miles away and I can't afford the gas to go there every day.
I have looked into so many different things that just won't work for me. I have been having success with just dietary changes, but I'm sure it would be just so much better with exercise added in.
Well, maybe this weekends yard sales will yield something. I'm always hopeful!
Sunday, July 27, 2008
It's been over 100 degrees for over a month now........................
I've managed to keep up with drinking my water plus several bottles of diet green tea and a cup or two of coffee in the mornings. But any activity has just been too much for me. I can't afford an air-conditioned gym membership, and without air conditioning in my house it's been miserable. LOL I think I have been burning calories just with the amount of sweat that's been pouring off me.
But the not so bad part of it is that I just don't feel like eating, and when I do eat I want something cold....salad, watermelon, raw carrots.
I haven't weighed myself in a couple weeks, building up the anticipation of another few pounds gone. I do much better if I see 3,4 or 5 pounds gone at a time. One pound just doesn't do much for me, so I don't weigh very often. I just know that I am staying the course and it's working!
(that's sweat, not tears, LOL)
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