Battling my Dragon
Friday, April 26, 2013
I am on the left with my niece and her daughter. I weigh at my heaviest. Two years ago, I had great success and faithfully stuck with SparkPeople, logging in my nutrition, exercise and weight. I had not felt that great in a long time and was encouraged not only by spark friends but just the little things to keep going. Then I had a cycling accident and tried to keep sparking, but over time...my little spark just fizzled. And I kept eating and gaining weight. I still exercise, but had not been consistently. This meant new big clothes had to be bought and I just felt out of sorts, ending up gaining 7 more pounds than I was originally, making me at my all time highest weight.
I am into my third day of consistently getting on Sparkpeople and doing my nutrition and exercise. I'm using a product faithfully to help jump start the weight loss. I'm not doing the real weight report until a week from my weigh in. But into the third day and 9 pounds down, makes me a pretty encouraged woman who is going to battle this dragon of excess pounds.
Now, before you go ballistic as to that is too much to lose that fast, here is what I do. I am using Almased, lots of water, vegetable broth, etc. Calories are low. Then my serious exercise at 60 years old is mountain biking. I love it and it burns lots of calories and keeps me in the woods. I'm not a fast rider and it is something I thoroughly enjoy as well as hiking in the woods. On days I don't bike, I'm strength training...starting with 3lb. weights but I'll work it up to heavier ones for the arms. There you have it and I'm off to battle to slay my Dragon.