I'm Getting There
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
It took me a really long time to really get serious, but a diagnosis of diabetes in August 2014 did it for me. I have currently lost 41 lbs, and only have another 32 to lose to make first long term goal - to reach Onederland. This long-time couch potato is now a committed walker. I currently walk 30 minutes twice a day during the workweek (before work and during my lunch break) and at least 30 minutes on the weekends. And I'm doing this while working full-time AND caring for my mother who has Alzheimer's and lives with me. I think one of the biggest "helpers" for me is using an app to log walks. Only to recently realize that I can do the same thing using SparkPeople!
It makes me feel good to hear my daughter say she is proud of me - and to have her sometimes join me, sometimes with her daughter, too, for my walk on the weekend. It feels really good to be able to buy clothes 3 sizes smaller - and they fit! Now that I am finally serious (I want to watch my 5-year-old granddaughter grow up - with all of my body parts), I know I can make this happen. As an added bonus, I saw my ex-husband in November, and he noticed I had lost weight!