In GOD We Trust Choose To Lose "If you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired." -General George S Patton, U.S.Army, 1912 Olympian
My daughter got married the end of last month, and of course I wanted to lose weight. But I missed my goal by 25-30 pounds. But I did lose about 20 pounds since last fall, I see myself making progess, and now I want to continue my journey to a new healthy me! I'm 60 years old and have been a yo-yo dieter since high school. But the swings that were 15 lbs have become as much as 60 lbs in the past decade. As a result of all my "diets", I have eliminated many unhealthy foods and am semi-vegetarian, but with fish and eggs and very little dairy. But I have a fierce sweet tooth that often sabotages my good behavior. I have never been an athlete, the types of exercise I did were pretty much limited to walking, swimming, and Curves-type circuits. I've been a YMCA member for a couple years, but wasn't making much progress on my own (including getting there). So this spring I signed on with one of the trainers, twice a week for eight weeks, and as a result of the different activities she introduced me to, my confidence in my physical abilities is high. I am fairly healthy, but I am on meds for high blood pressure, and I have been bothered with osteoarthritis in my back and knees. But I now do free weights, cycling, Zumba, and boot camp! Who cares if I am the last person back when the instructor says run around the building? I just ran around the building! I am a teacher and have one more stress-free month of my summer. I have signed for some of the Y classes for the rest of the summer and have made it my goal to do some exercise every day. I signed on to SparkPeople a week ago and have achieved my goal this past week. I have been reading some of your articles and postings over the past week and I have to say thank you to all you SparkPeople!
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