Monday, June 11, 2012
Stuck, stuck, stuck...at a snail's pace of weight loss. The scale hasn't budged in weeks! I'd be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed.
But, I've learned a few things this year. Thought I would share them.
Even though I'd desperately love to see the needle on the scale move, I have chosen to focus on how I feel....I'm starting to feel better than I have felt in years! I am stronger, more capable & can chase my grandkids about without getting winded! These, IMHO, are significant accomplishments :-)
There is 9 inches less of me! My muscles are firming up nicely & if the fat overlying them ever dissolves, I'll look like a million bucks ;-)
I can do 45-60 minutes of cardio without falling over & sleeping the rest of the day! This represents a huge improvement from when I started. Moreover, I'm actually enjoying it.
I've been doing some reading about women's weight loss when you're in your 50's & learned that hormone levels conspire against you...I'll just keep at it.
Lastly, I'm not young any longer. I must pace myself & keep my expectations in check. Did a heavy workout that took 3 days from which to recover. Lesson learned!
The good news is that I am getting into the best shape of my adult life & I'm proud of my achievements. :-)
Keep at it. Its worth it.
Now...if that darn needle would only move....
Monday, February 20, 2012
I would be honoured if you would clue me in on whatever the big secret to shedding pounds is. Seriously...Because I am baffled.
Thus far, I have done the following, with less than satisfactory results:
120-200 minutes of cardio for 7 weeks
Added weightlifting 4 weeks ago to jumpstart you
And...I have gained 2 lbs!
What the hell?!
Yes, I feel better. I have more energy. I am sleeping better.
But, I'd really love to drop a few...like 40 lbs!
Think you can give me a hand here?
Friday, February 10, 2012
Its been a long while since I blogged. I fell off the fitness wagon in a big way last year and packed on another 10+ lbs.
This new year, I decided to put *me* first (behind work & family - easier said than done) & get mine arse back to the gym.
I'm proud to say that I've been maintaining 120-200 cardio minutes a week since the new year. Not so proud of the fact that I've only lost 5 lbs in almost 6 weeks :-(
Apparently, this old body is determined to hold on to every fat cell...like there's some kind of famine pending. I'll outlive everyone! ;-)
Its tough not to get discouraged....particularly whilst watching the mayor of Canada's largest city drop 20 lbs in the same time frame. (He's still an ass)
I continue to attend the gym, have even added weights, in an attempt to kick my body into gear. I may not be losing weight rapidly, but I feel better, am sleeping better & work-related stress is no longer kicking my butt. These are good things.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Thanks to everyone who stopped in yesterday with notes of encouragement. It really does help! No, I'm not sopping...today was cardio/lower body weights. I will keep at it because I have to! I'm finding the more exercise I get, the better I feel. I have made excuses and/or put everyone else first for decades. Now it is MY turn. I'm putting me first, darn it! And, 'Me" wants to keep at it :-)
Sunday, February 14, 2010
I have no idea what I am doing wrong. I'm exercising, trying to get enough sleep, eating healthy...salmon last nite, home-made chicken curry with lots of colourful veggies & whole grain rice the nite before and that scale refuses to budge!
All in all, I am getting really pissed off!
I think I'm the only person I know who can do everything she's supposed to do...with little or no results!
I'll keep on doing it. Something has to click. Right? (she said ever so tenuously)
On the upside. I do feel better...have more energy....and following a great work out & sauna, my arthritis doesn't hurt as much. That, in and by itself, is reason to keep at it.
But I get really discouraged by those who do what I do (or less!) and the pounds just melt away :-(
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