I have to admit I have a slight obsession with the scale. In trying to work on this. I was challenged to stay off the scale for several days. It was tough but I did it. I covered up the display to help keep me honest. The focus here is not the number on the scale, but developing a healthy and fit lifestyle. Regardless of the number, my choices still need to be the same. I some how thought by not looking at the number every day, it might make me lose weight faster. I know, silly thoughts but again, it's a process. I thought magically some how I would lose 3 pounds in that time.
Did I? Nope, a half pound. Of course you could have heard the Charlie Brown style ughh that I yelped out, across town I'm sure. But at least it is down. I never use the word "only" in the same sentence as losing any weight, for that fact for maintaining weight. There is work involved in that and I've done it.
I have made my last medication change. Since August 17th, I am medication free. My body does seem to need an adjustment period each time I make medication changes. But this is it, the last one. No more meds. Hurray.
The only thing differently I could have done was to increase my exercise more. Talking (okay whining about it) with my coach, he said do you really want to hear what I have to say, your not going to like it. He said simply do more, get up an hour earlier, do squats at lunch time, hit again at night. Simply he's right. I could exercise more. I do approximately 30 minutes 5 days a week typically. I need to either increase my intensity, or do it more times a day. Or I need to be content with losing slowly.
I've never been a fast loser. It's funny now that I'm exercising I'm thinking okay so I moved my left foot that should help take off 5 pounds right. Nope it means I moved my left foot and need to keep going. The American Diabetes Association might say 30 minutes of recommended exercise a day. But what they don't really emphasize is the need to really do more. That might be enough to get through, but for me, for my body I need more.
It's a process, it's a balance and I'm still working on it. My goal is to lose 40 pounds by the end of the year. I do find that I do much better setting a goal to work toward. It' helps to push me, to not get lazy or comfortable.