Sunday, November 25, 2012
How to make it through the holidays..... I started last October with a vision of being healthier, looking better and feeling better about my weight. I have lost 50 pounds since then, but have been stalled for several weeks. I am hopeful it is health issues that once resolved will allow me to get back on track.
Food wise I do alright - always under my calorie range. My tastes have changed and I no longer eat much sugar or salt. I do not drink to excess so won't have liquid cals to worry about. The absolute hardest for me will be to get back into the exercise swing. Currently ( 6 weeks now) have been unable to lift anything over 2 pounds, bend,walk very short distances etc... The times I have pushed it my body has rebelled and either back to hospital or to bed I go. I am concerned that with this long off exercise I have lost the momentum I gained, but also the strength my body was beginning to build. I know at times I carry a lot of fluid as my socks bite my legs, my shoes bite my feet, and my rings are almost impossible to get off. I also know that I don't really like exercise so am I just giving myself an excuse not to do it.
My goal next year is to lose 40 pounds. is it doable certainly, especially if I am committed to the process. I will continue doing what I have been doing but add more exercise - challenge my comfort zone. I have continued to purchase 1 exercise DVD per month and some I had not used before I got sick. So I have 4 new ones to try in the next while. I just need to get back on track and i will maintain for the holidays.