Tuesday, August 27, 2013
I have never written a blog before. But I am thinking that maybe it is time to and maybe it will help me finish this weight loss thing once and for all. I have always had a weight problem as far back as I can remember. I don't know if I really was over weight or my parents just liked telling me I was. When I look at pictures of myself as a kid I don't think I was. I looked pretty thin. But as I got older I put on weight but I don't remember ever being that much over. When I was in high school I made the drill team and was always being told by the band director I need to lose. I am 5' 1" and lost down to 115 and he still said I need to lose. It was so easy to keep it off back then. We worked out for four hours a day for 5 weeks in the summer and then after school 4 days a week for 2 hours. I remember telling myself after I got out that I was used to working out so I will just keep it up. Yeah, wrong! It didn't take long to get out of that habit. Then I graduated and a year later got married. I always say for girls the first 20 lbs comes after you walk across the stage diploma in hand and the next 20 when you walk down the aisle. Then of course I got pregnant and gained another 40 or so. I never lost the weight after my first son was born. I did however lose after the second. Back to the weight I was when I got pregnant. So I fill that I have been losing an uphill battle my entire life.
I have been on so many diets that most people know I am not going to lose it and keep it off. I lost 30 lbs one year and started dating a guy and gained it right back. I have found that it is easier for me to lose when I am alone and just cooking for me. I stopped seeing that man and now I am married to a great man who loves me just the way I am, but worries about my health. So far I haven't had any major health issues. I am 57 soon to be 58 and a year or so ago I was told to watch my blood pressure.
I am the world's worst procrastinator. My motto has always been "never do today what you can put off till tomorrow". Not really I just say that when I don't feel like doing something, lol. I hate exercising though and that is the truth! I will exercise for a couple of days in a row and then stop. The really sad part is I live on a beach in Aruba. I have a beautiful beach at the bottom of a stairway. 35 steps down and I am on the beach. I can come up with all kinds of excuses not to go swimming. Sad, right? I will be here for about 25 more days and then I am going to Texas for a few months. It will be even harder to find the time and a place to exercise but I am going to find it.
I did go down today and get in the water. I stayed in for 35 minutes. Mostly I tread water for about 15 minutes, in 5 minute intervals and move around a lot for the rest of the time. I figure going up and down that flight of stairs counts for something. But at least I moved for more than 10 minutes. Now to just do it for the rest of the week. Oh I do try to play golf on Saturdays. We don't always get to but we are out there for a couple of hours when we play.
So today is the first time I ever wrote a blog and I plan on writing more. Can't promise I will write everyday but I am going to shoot for a couple of times a week.