So far, October has been a great month for me. I am reaching my goal of working out consistently. I am starting slowly using the Wii fit. I set my goal between 10-20 minutes a day but I usually get in 30+.
I also went to the gym. It felt good but I couldn't go after that because I was a fool and didn't stretch, which lead to pulled muscles. Ouch!
I skipped two days of exercising but got right back into the swing of things. So, so far 7/9 days moving my body!
I am learning to love working out again!
For eating habits, they have been pretty good, too. I have had a couple of slip ups but nothing crazy. For the most part, I am making conscious decisions and doing the best I can with what I have. My family brought in junk food and I said NO to the majority of it.
It wasn't too hard. I love the way I feel when I put healthy things into my body. It makes you feel well emotionally and physically.
I started a challenge with my family. We each have to give up an unhealthy item for the entire month of October. If someone caves, they have to submit themselves to a Wii body test. I figure it is a fun, positive way to motivate them. 3 of us have up cookies and another gave up chocolate. It hasn't been too hard for me so far. It feels so good to say that because before my thyroid meds were switched, I would get intense sugar cravings. Not anymore!
Tuesdays are my weigh in days. Wait a minute, isn't it Tuesday!? The scale is showing
-3 lbs. It's not much but I'll take it! :)
Only 2 weeks until my Endocrinology appointment.
I am hoping this appointment goes well. Last time, the doctor suggested
gastric bypass. My answer to that is still NO!
He said he thinks even losing 20 lbs wouldn't make a difference. He said 100 would be better (You don't say?)
He's usually more sensible than this so I was a little surprised. Usually, he tells me not to give up no matter what.
Let me be the one to say it. 20 pounds does make a difference! Heck, 10 pounds makes a difference! 1 pound makes a difference! Losing one hundred pounds starts with losing one pound, right?
I *AM* capable of losing weight. It might not be at the pace of others but it doesn't matter. All that matters is that I try MY best! If someone else loses 15 lbs this month, good for them. If I lose 3, heck yeah for me!! I don't need no stinking surgery!
October isn't even half way through and I feel like I am on a roll!
How are you doing this October?