Sunday, September 08, 2013
I am seeing results from seriously limiting meat and dairy. I'm not a vegan but I am eating vegan, or better plant strong. I still like meat and cheese, milk and eggs but choose not to eat them for health reasons. It's working for me. I have lost 40 pounds since January. Not fast but in a way that seems sustainable for the rest of my life. And that's what I am looking for. I have lost lots of weight in the past but have always regained and more. What I want now is a way of eating that promotes loss, is healthy and I can live with forever without feeling deprived. And this seems to be it. I am satisfied enough with my meals that I can manage temptation. Usually that means I have a bite or two of something and that's all I need. a taste of chicken tikka masala, a bite of cheesecake, one cookie. Not ever day but when I feel I can't walk away from temptation. I don't have to beat myself up over these treats which has often in the past led to abandoning any effort to lose as beyond me.
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Already I am benefiting from my visits to the gym. I find walking the dog is getting easier to do. We don't go for very long walks but I am doing more than opening the back door and letting her out. I can see a future when I am walking the neighborhood while I am walking the dog. My imagination can' t quite get to hiking or climbing. But if I keep on as I am, before I know it I will be walking wherever I want.
Saturday, February 02, 2013
Tomorrow the rest of the cheesecake goes into the trash. It had been in the freezer and for a while that made it safe but tonight one piece just begged and begged and finally I ate it. So the rest gets the can! I am slowly learning that I must keep my environment clean. Only healthy foods I want to eat should be in my house. Anything else just sends me in the wrong direction.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Yesterday was a good day. I went for my orientation to the gym. Ten minute warm up on a recumbent bike. Already an improvement over the last one I used which gave me a blister on my thigh from friction! I could feel the strain in my bad knee but I could manage that. Then on to the Machines. This was always my favorite part of exercising. The strength work. The young man who oriented me was surprised that I knew what I was doing. That for me is one of the pleasures of getting older. The young are so easily surprised! I ended the orientation on the rowing machine which I had never used before. It was easier on my knees and I'll be doing that again for aerobic exercise.
All of this change is showing results. I weighed in this morning at 376.6. And that is after having a housewarming on Sunday and dangerous food left over!
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Monday 383.0 up about 2.5 lbs
Wednesday 379.4 down 3.6 lbs
This is why I can't be too concerned about what the scale says because at this weight I can be all over.
I am having cravings. Visions of ice cream, cheese, pizza, fries, chocolate bounce around in my head. I can hear them calling to me. Come find me, I'm waiting for you.... All those hungry mouths. So far I have been able to distract myself but I am stressing about it.