10 More Pounds
Saturday, December 02, 2017
Before I began my journey with Spark People, I weighed 173 pounds. This is too heavy for my frame. In high school I weighed 115. I never dreamed, as a youth, that I would have a weight problem. Do any of us? Before computers, video games - in other words, my era - we moved, we walked and stayed active. The truth is we mature. We have children. We work and often have sedentary jobs.
I am now in the 150s. I am not happy at this weight. I developed heart disease and other health problems. Medications are necessary for my illnesses - such as the heart. This definitely interferes with weight loss.
I am calorie counting, exercising and now choosing to eat less meat. I vary between 1 to 2 meatless meals per week.
"The health factor. A plant-based diet, which emphasizes fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, legumes and nuts, is rich in fiber, vitamins and other nutrients. And people who don't eat meat — vegetarians — generally eat fewer calories and less fat, weigh less, and have a lower risk of heart disease than nonvegetarians do."
10 pounds is my goal. When I lose 10 pounds, I will re-evaluate. I will either decide to lose more or count myself at goal. Either way, it will be sweet to lose the next 10.