I do not want to do this but I no longer want to LOOK like I do now - I want to feel healthier - which I do... which is what is keeping me going and on track.
The habits that are now my lifestyle include:
water and tea are all that I tend to drink
oops I do drink one cup of cranberry juice with dinner for my kidney health
I walk walk walk - bad foot and all - I live in pain anyways - might as well walk. The only day I do not walk is when my pain is above a 7 and I am limping. I do like to do teabo when I can - improvising the exercises.
I do not sit at my computer for more than an hour at a time and have decreased the amount of time in front of it.
I count my calories and eat healthy foods.
I do not eat fast food and I cook most everything from scratch.
About the only processed food that I eat is Fiber One Cereal - 15 grams of fiber each morning starts my day off right. Due to the phosphorous, I limit myself to 1/2 cup of milk each morning.
I am maintaining my Kidney disease, thyroid disease, osteoarthritis, pain where my gallbladder was due to the surgery, chronic ear and eye infections, my blood work for cholesterol and all that other GOOD stuff is all within normal range. However, I am considered obese. So onward and forward...
My goal in the next month - to continue the January Challenge - hopeful to lose at least 12 pounds in the next 8 weeks. I will continue to exercise daily and strength train 3-5 days a week. Continue to eat healthy - because I FEEL great when I do! I will continue to log and track my food and exercise.
btw: my profile picture is my inspiration of how I would like to look again. I need to lose about 40 pounds to be there. My goal for now is 30 pounds.... I need to stay realistic in what I can do before the wedding.
You certainly have a lot of extra, personal challenges to overcome. I'm cheering for you! I know it's not easy, but you are doing great and you just can't go wrong when you take better care of yourself =) I can't wait to see you achieve your goals!
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