Friday, February 15, 2013
This is my first ever blog and I'm not sure how this is going to help me but here goes. Long story short I want to lose weight. I have been up and down the scales all my life. At the end of 1999 I actually had stomach bypass surgery and lost 101 lbs. Over the last 12 yrs., though my eating changed I have managed to gain back 55 lbs. I eat small meals and it takes me longer to get through a meal. Over eating makes me ill and it has happened alot. I started with Spark People On Feb. 10, 2013 and though it is hard I have stayed away from soda & potato chips which are a big part of my bad eating habits. I have not weighed since starting and I am stressing that I won't have lost any weight. Sunday is is one week and my weigh in and I wish there was something I could do to assure that I loose at least a pound a week. My calorie count is under my goal but I'm finding it difficult to keep my proteins up. My iron intake is also low but I take 2 iron tablets a day. To bad there isn't a pill for protein. Valentines day was a stressful day. My wonderful daughter-in-law presented me with a bag of white chocolate truffles (my favorite) but I quickly place them in the freezer and have been strong in resisting them. Will power is not my strong point, so yeah for me. Now if I could just be able to exercise more. I have a Tony Little Gazelle edge, but can't seem to motivate myself to use it very often, but keep trying. My health is bad and knees don't work very well so what moving I do while taking care of my 8 mo. old granddaughter is about all the movement I get and that wears me out. Going to end now, I think I've rambled on enough, and try to do 10 minutes on the exercise machine to end my night.