Lost 39.4 pounds so far...
Fasting blood sugar has been below 100 for 21 of the past 23 days...
Been averaging over 100 fitness minutes a week since the first of the year, and that only counts walking and strength training...
Been staying within my calorie range most days....
Decided it looks like I'm going to stick with it....
Took a couple of positive steps in the 'committment to a healthy lifestyle' direction.
Last night, I checked out the weight limit on the Total Gym that's gathering dust downstairs. It wasn't my purchase, but it's there, so I figure someone ought to use it. I now have another major weight loss goal. When I lose another 75 pounds, I can use it. I'm pretty confident I can make that by the end of the year.
Tonight, went to walmart.com and bought "The Gold's Gym Total-Body Fitness Kit" which includes the following items:
Speed Jump Rope
2 Short & 2 Long Resistance Tubes (Light and Medium)
Stretch Resistance Band (Medium)
Stretch Resistance Tube Ring
2 Comfortable Tube Grips
Door Strap Attachment
Mesh Carry Bag
I wondered for a moment if the two hours
I spent sitting like a lump at the computer
and browsing the web for the best deal negates the accomplishment
of actually convincing myself and believing in myself that I will use it. I decided it doesn't because I *WILL* use it, and for a lot more than two hours.
I'm a wee bit sceptical about the 'speed' jump rope...what? It's motorized? Doesn't the 'speed' depend pretty much on the weight of the rope and how fast the jumper swings it???
I'm also disappointed that it's just plain black, or maybe dark grey. It's kind of hard to tell from the picture. I kind of wanted to reclaim a bit of my childhood
with one of those brightly colored beaded jump ropes like we had on the playground when we were kids. You know the kind, with the cheap nylon cord threaded through inch-long plastic tube beads that hurt like the devil
and left welts
when you got smacked with one doing double-dutch, and sometimes, when the ropes got old and frayed and broke, the beads turned into mini-missles, flying across the playgorund like buckshot, putting out eyes
Ok, I exaggerate, maybe it is better that this jump rope is a plain cord after all....
And maybe I will keep an eye out for a nine-foot beaded jumprope anyway.
Also drank all of my water again today
and got in thirty-five minutes of body weight and dumbell
(filled liter water bottle = 2lbs) exercises.
if I went overboard with the emoticons. What can I say? Simple minds are easily amused.
Small steps, still, but going in the right direction.