Started Spark People over a year ago--was doing really well and then life happened. After a brief illness last summer, (took care of her at her home with help from Hospice) she passed. The stress of dealing with that, dealing with siblings through the courts due to my dad having dementia, it was only too easy to "deserve a treat", time after time. Finally feeling like I am actually living again, rather than simply going through the day.
Picked up a book, The Metabolism Miracle that lit a spark in me. I am smart enough to know there is no true "Miracle". If so we all would be thin. Having type 2 diabetes, I know how carbs effect me. This is a 3 step plan--the thought that perhaps we can give our organs a break from all of the stress and overwork we have subjected them to resulting in a "new" fat burning metabolism. Started Sunday and so far only hit a few bumps. The biggest is eating when I should, the other finding something that eliminates the desire to mindless munch.
After spending so much time locked in my sorrow, anger and self pity, I have lost so much muscle and flexibility, so in addition to walking again, full body stretches have me really sore. Have to continue working on that before any strength training program can begin.
I have the very best partner to walk this journey with me...my husband. Don't know if it is a blessing that we both have the same type of metabolism, at least we can hold hands as we face our journey together.
~Everything happens for a reason, just Believe.
| Pounds lost: 16.0