Wednesday, February 16, 2011
I've been giving lots of thought to weight loss and lifestyle changes and my age (I'm 60).
First of all I've been frustrated that I'm not losing weight very fast. It's working out to slightly less than a pound a week. In my world, I should be losing twice that. But I read what you say, and hear what you tell me and I know you're right - this is a great rate of weight loss. It's the compulsive part of me that wants instant and immediate rewards. Not the part who will be living with this new body for a long time.
Second, the way I'm eating right now is basically how I'll be eating for a good long time. I assume that as my weight comes down, and my caloric needs come down, I will probably be eating this way for a long time - likely the rest of my life. HMMM
third, I've continued to look at my food and exercise. Although I might lose weight faster if I did more exercise, I can only manage so much beyond my basic 15 minutes a day. A disciplined focused, determined woman would do more. But I dis coveed that as soon as I start focusing on more than the basic 15 minutes, then I have to fight myself to get that much done. So I workout more and harder when I am in the mood and don't fuss if I don't feel like it. The good news is that the more I do, the more I want to do - so I know my exercise numbes will increase over time.
I think I have to reduce my calories a bit more and ensure my fat intake is low. With those two adjustments, my weight loss will be solid and steady. Or at least that's the plan.
the best news is that even with my limited amounts of exercise I just passed 2500 minutes. and I feel good. Full of energy and vitality. and that's all good. oh and the 8 pound loss doesn't hurt either.