Tuesday, February 28, 2017
That's the good news. The bad news is I'm not losing anymore. BUT I at least have an idea of how to fix it: get over the exercise hurdle, and put down the wine. When it comes to drinking, it should be a simple matter of not buying it anymore. I hope it is that simple and not worse. I've been concerned about my drinking... I've gone several days without any, but I always start again. I've gone most of my life without drinking, but now it's getting to be a concern.
As for the exercise, I've just got to go with SparkPeople's belief in 10 minutes a day. I can do it for 10 minutes - and if I want to do more I will. Today I walked the dogs (listening to iSweat Big Band - an easy 3 mph) for 25 minutes up and down what I consider decent sized hills. I felt a sense of accomplishment for doing it TODAY. One day at a time, 10 minutes. A body in motion stays in motion. My body has been at rest for too long. I have so many options for exercising - a gym membership, my own treadmill, a safe town to walk in, my own free weights, punching bag (with gloves), a Wii with several different activity disks including 3 Zumba disks, Spark videos, and a Fitbit. What's in my way is my own head. In a way, it seems to me that avoiding exercise is a selfish act... like a child crying "I don't want to!" I lecture to my students the importance of exercise for healthy living, but I don't listen to my own lectures. I know the benefits of exercise physically, mentally, and even spiritually (walking meditations, for example). So today starts (restarts) my commitment to 10 minutes a day - and I will restart it as many times as I need to succeed.
I've been tracking my food on the WeightWatchers app. I've been talking to my WW coach 3 times a week. I've upgraded my SparkPeople membership to Premium so I can take advantage of their coaching as well. I haven't tried it yet, but I will. I need to figure out how it all works. Any suggestions or advice?
I will lose this last 30 pounds. I'll still be over my dream weight, but I will be in a healthy weight range and maybe can reduce or eliminate some of these medications I'm taking. I'm making this commitment to myself, and to you, my SparkPeople friends. I've been inconsistent with my coming here, so I need to make some new friends as many I had before are now gone.
Sorry for rattling on so much. I hope someone will read it. I, too, will reach out to you and see what I can find. BTW... anyone in the North Jersey area??