Weight loss so far October 5, 2017
Thursday, October 05, 2017
Just rambling to myself: Well I began this journey.... again.... this past March, the end of March really, and have presently lost 32 pounds. And I know thats an accomplishment because I have not been at this weight in many many years, and I should be happy and I am. However it took over 6 months to do. I had originally set my goal weight to reach by July, and its now October.... but I am within 3 pounds of reaching that goal, and yet, looking at myself, it still isn't quite right, and I guess I may try to loose another 8 pounds. I'm 5'6".
I am 52, going on 53 in December, I just am not as firm like I used to be in my younger days. Its not so much saggy skin, its muscle tissue that seems to not be there anymore. Although I do alot of walking, I suppose picking up weights, 5 pounds, would help with the arms, but I'm not really sure what to do about my thighs that seems boney and no muscle for firmness. Sticks? I walk ALOT. :) I still have a pooch too. :D Less of a pooch, but nevertheless a pooch, but my smaller pants are fitting better, so thats ok.
I have noticed that my bp seems to be coming down. I am on meds, I know I could never stop taking them. I do know when I am stressed, it goes up alot. I have a machine. My Mom has been quite ill and in and out of the hospital. Its weird though, that even having lost this weight, that when I am stressed, it will still go up, until I relax, and then I am ok. I will have to learn to mediate or just tell myself to relax, or something. I don't believe I need a change in medication, because once I am relaxed, I am normal again. But, it is interesting, that stress, can still effect it even with the weight loss.
I like that fact though that having lost this weight, I don't need to wear a thicker pad like I used to wear during exercise.... if you know what I mean. I am now down to thin pads, and sometimes even panty liners for..... um, wetness. Thats a plus!!
I wish I had lady friends nearby who were interested in loosing weight, but I am happy to be a part of Spark People, because it has helped me alot to stay on course, really it has, and I feel accountable participating here. I wish there was like classes of yoga, or something like that for free nearby. It would have been nice to have something at the park where I walk alot with the dogs.
Anyways thats my thoughts for the day. :)