Tuesday, May 04, 2010
When I joined SP in February I weighed 177 lbs. I lost 4 pounds that first month and was down to 173 lbs. That is a good amount of weight for me to loose in a month. I am not interested in a crash diet. I want to make lifestyle changes that I can live with the rest of my life. I changed the way I was eating. I replaced most of the sweets I ate with fruits and vegetables. I “knew” that I couldn’t eat 5 F/V a day LOL, so I set my goal at three. It was work to go from one a day to three, but I did it.
I upped my daily steps from 5,000 to 7,000. At 70 years young, I thought that was a good accomplishment. I felt good and was gung-ho. Man, this is going to be a piece of cake. Yeah, right!!!
Here I am three months after joining and down 3 more pounds. Dropped from four pounds a month to 1 1/2 pounds a month. Something is wrong here. Too many pieces of cake!!! I have found out that I am going to have to go back and do what I did the first month. I am not going to assume that just because I am logging every bite that I eat that I will loose weight. I need to go back to one small treat a day. I have increased my F/V to 4-5 servings a day – yes it can be done.
I have increased my steps to 8,000 a day and have started riding my bike. I ride my bike a couple of miles a day. My goal is to reach 5 miles a day by the end of the month. I have signed onto a challenge to loose 5 lbs. by the end of May. I intend to do it.
By the way, I had a birthday in there and am now 71 years young and going strong. WooHoo!!!