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2017: The year of reasonable, attainable goals!

Monday, January 02, 2017

I have gone many years saying this is the year I am going to lose weight. Haven't we all. However, with the new and very real diabetes diagnosis to go along with my high cholesterol and blood pressure, I need to make some actual, sustainable changes. And not losing things in my apron fat flap is a good motivator as well LOL (inside joke from the Redneck Game. Highly suggest you get that if you love to play games and laugh all the way through!)

My attainable goal is going to be Down 60 pounds by December. That is 5 pounds a month. If I cannot do that little attainable amount each month, I will just have to stop trying. However, I am going to actually put more effort into it this time than ever before because the need is so much greater, and the physical cost to myself will be that much more rewarding. I am currently on 3 prescriptions for the above mentioned diseases, and only metformin for the diabetes. I want to keep it that way, because the finger poke is about as much needle as I want to deal with in regards to my health.

I also have started working out with a personal trainer in December. Since this is a smart monetary investment, I will keep up with it and I really enjoy the workouts she is giving me. They have improved greatly since I first started at the gym 3 years ago. Yep, 3 years of going to the gym and all I have done in that time is minimal loss and maintenance. Such a waste of potential.

I am also going to try using the Spark People menu plans. I have followed them very loosely for years, but with the new diabetes and maintenance required for that, I am going to let their diabetic diet do some of the work for me. I find I am very carb heavy when I do this by myself, and with a few tweaks, because this is also a very dairy heavy diet (lactose intolerant, but it doesn't always stop me!) I will let the site do what I intended for it to do for me so many years ago. I don't even recall how long I have been out here anymore. Over 5 years for sure. And still minimal loss and maintenance. Ouch.

This is about as recent as I want to get, I don't hate having my picture taken, but I sure wished I looked better LOL. Well this is the time to do that. I will be 47 in February and I want to start looking the best I ever have, so when I go on my east coast tour in 2020, I will be at my healthiest, and eating will be a simpler thing to maintain than the current binge/what did I just do guilt trip. And if I happen to slim the hubster down a bit in the process, so be it!

Alright then, time to get my day going. Need to undecorate the tree and put it away. Happy New Year!

Update: I have been here since 2009. Ugh, no more excuses!
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  • no profile photo IAMVICKIBISHOP
    1014 days ago
    Good luck!
    1014 days ago
    Great goals!!
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