Friday, November 22, 2013
I really wish I did measurements before I focused only on what the scale says.
According to the scale, I've gained a pound.
According to my new life-pattern, I've added in 30-60 minutes a day of regular exercise that wasn't there before August (and before that time, it was in 2006 when I was healthy).
In August, after thinking long and hard about how to get a therapy dog, and finding that it's a complicated process, my housemate and I went back to our original plan that we created soon after we moved here to this wonderful plot of land--nearly 3 acres with a beautiful view at the top of a hill at the back corner of the property: we talked about getting pets like goats, sheep...and someday, alpacas. We got three goats this past August.
I want my goats to be hiking companions, and ....after just a little training, they've been perfect with me both in the car but especially on trails.
Turns out THEY are my therapy pets, ...and... my personal trainers. Many days we sprint up that back hill, then down, then up....
So....I've GOT to be gaining muscle. I don't even think that my body has *fully* adjusted to the new level of exercise, even after these months (August was a bit slow as we adjusted together.....September I had Lyme disease and could hardly walk....).
There's no movement on the scale downward. I'm ....trying.... not to focus on that. I'm trying to KNOW that I'm healthier, and keep getting stronger.
Maybe the weight-loss journey will be a slower-paced one for me---I don't know. I do know that I am getting healthier day by day and I
lose the weight.
It's going to happen.
I'm doing the work.