Friday, May 17, 2013
My weight is essentially the same as it was a month ago. It went down briefly, then back up again and now is a pound higher than it was a month ago! This is extremely discouraging. I have been following my program without fail, eating at the bottom of my calorie allowance and getting more and more active each day in doing yard and garden work. I'm spending hours outside planting, hoeing, weeding, going up and down the hill to the garden several times a day.
I'm not sure if I should just accept that 1200 calories a day is maintenance for me and give up trying to lose weight or try something else. I think I may try going to the local exercise center two or three days a week as I am running out of things to do in the garden which is growing beautifully! I hate to do that because I don't want to spend the rest of my life having to "work out". At 67 I would not expect to have to do that. I get plenty of cardio with my outside activities so I think I'll try some of the machines. I was down to my goal weight a year ago at this time and it seems like I ought to be able to get there again. At that time I wasn't on any exercise program at all, just keeping track of my nutrition. Now my body is a lot healthier so I at least should be able to tolerate the exercise better!