Friday, January 29, 2010
So....Its been a while since I posted here...4 days away from 2 years type of "a while". Looking back, I was so proud of myself for the running I was doing every day and the workouts with other women my age. I've since moved from that town and my life changed dramatically in these last 2 years. I managed to keep the weight off and down for the most part until last May when it slowly started to creep back on again due to stress from work and a very rural community in AK in which we dont have a grocery store and produce is next to impossible to get.
But no more time for excuses. Here is my regime and what I am working to stick to.
#1: 10,000 steps per day, not counting any running. I walk Sisu (dog) for 2 miles at lunch and then 3 in the evening but I need to make sure that I am getting those steps, both for me and Sisu!
#2: Work through the Couch to 5K (C25K) program. I'm already on week 3 and eventually want to work my way into being a One Hour Runner so that Sisu can run with me and get her workout too :) Also eventually, this is in addition to walking at lunch time.
#3: Measure EVERYTHING that I eat. I need to re-set my visual serving size memory. The good thing here is that I always eat at home (no restaurants) so I can always measure!
#4: Use weights 3 days a week. This has always been harder for me as I started on my weight loss journey with cardio classes at the YMCA and never touched the things but I was good using them with Jillian Michaels Biggest Loser DVDs and this week so far of following the Spark plan so I think that this is do-able :)
I am taking Phentermin under the watchful eye of my Nurse Practitioner and my co-worker (we are both Health Aides here in this village) and began taking it on Wednesday. Please dont ask if I've done my research because I really did a lot. My whole reason for taking it is to jumpstart my weight loss and give me the edge that I need to keep rolling. I'm making the healthy changes I need to keep the weight off after my 3 months of the meds and I will be working hard all the way. This medicine alone isnt going to do anything for me, its the changes I need to make that will be the difference and I am making those changes.