G’morning all!! Here is another fit check update. When coming out of the winter season it can be especially hard to trim the pounds off. You’ve got used to eating for winter sustainability and to convert over to eating different for the warmer months is hard. Especially when it is still dreary, cold, and rainy. Well, I am getting back into the swing of things and have started eating less starchy foods (breads, pastas…etc) and getting back to eating more fresh foods (fresh fruits and vegetables). I do eat fruits and vegetables in the winter but they really are not as appealing as the heavier foods. As it warms up, I will be able to get out more again and actually go hiking and trailing. I’ll be able to get out on my bike and ride around with my kids in the fresh air too. Here’s to spring…glad you are just around the corner 🙂
I know I said last week I’d give an update about my wrist, so here it is. Apparently there are no nerve issues (yay) but then what is causing the pain? I have an appointment this Thursday to discuss that with my Dr. We’ll find out more info at that point.
Well as you all have noticed, I have not posted much about my lifestyle changes recently. I have not stopped what I was doing. In fact I have kept on doing what I was doing with adjustments. With those adjustments I have actually seen more success then I was before. Instead of eating a small or nothing for breakfast I have actually been eating a good breakfast. I found out it carries me though the day and I am not as hungry in the afternoon. So then I don’t end up snacking on things I shouldn’t be. I know this should have been a given but you know when someone tells you something, even if it is good for you, you have to find out for yourself. So I have….lol!! I am still doing the exercises that I was previously and it feels great. When I get done with them, it’s like my whole body is energized ready for the day. I love that feeling.
I will start posting more about this again. It is just the last few weeks have been a bit overwhelming…personal issues and stuff. It’s life…we all have those days. We just got to find a way and do the best we can. Till next time!!
Well here I am at week 47. Let me start out saying I have been busy otherwise I would have been posting more regularly….sorry everyone!! Now on to the post….
I am not anywhere close to my goal but I am learning a lot about my health. In the last 47 weeks and even before that when I first started, I started to do this because I was having the beginnings of major issues…anywhere from asthma all the way to high cholesterol. I was not in good shape and could not go and do things with my kids that I wanted to. I mean I was not even 40 years old and I felt like I was falling apart. I weighed almost 190 pounds and every joint felt it. I was at the heaviest I had ever been in my life. So I started on this journey with the decision not so much to lose weight as to get healthy again.
And it seems that I have.
I have not lost as much weight as I would like to and in the process I have gained some back and lost it again. In total I have lost 13 pounds since I started. I know that does not seem like a lot but considering I really did not go into this to lose weight but to get healthy, to me, it is a lot. It’s a lot because I have kept it off. I did not gain it back after losing it. It shows if you change your diet you will not only lose weight but will regain your health. Yes I know I should not tout any huge successes because commercial weight loss programs will “guarantee you that you will lose 50 pounds in 6 months or your money back (insert sarcasm)” but to me this is a huge success. Not in terms of weight loss but in terms of me taking my body, my health, and my life back.
I am going to continue doing just as I have and will continue to update my progress. I will change myself the better and teach my children to live better and healthier. I don’t want to leave them sooner then I have to and I want them to have a long, healthy, enjoyable life. The more I learn the more they learn. Maybe by changing my path, I have change theirs for the better.
Success is not the absence of failure; it’s the persistence through failure.
Well here I am at week 40….I’m not going to complain because I am back on track. Hopefully I will stay this time. It is hard when so many things happen at once and unfortunately you end up putting yourself on the back burner. You try to keep yourself up front but it happens. As I said I am not complaining because it is not productive and it just makes matters harder. Anyway…. I do have some positive news…I lost another pound so I know I am getting back on track. Next week hopefully will continue on the same path.
Sorry guys…bet you thought I forgot didn’t you? I didn’t but this is the first chance I got this week. It’s been another hectic week but not as bad as the last few. I did better this week. I got back on track with my eating and watching what I eat. And for a reward I lost 2 pounds! I guess that is a good thing 🙂 It’s just that it seems that I am stuck but it could be me just being irritated with myself. I am not going to let it get to me because I have too many other things that I have to do for this to add to it. So here is to next week hopefully I will make more progress.
Ok I know I am late but I do have a reason why….I had my yearly check up yesterday and wanted to post those numbers. My weight did not change from what I have been telling you here, which I guess is a good thing. My cholesterol numbers are doing ok I guess. Last year it was at 202, it’s at 204 this year. I know it’s still high but at least it is not what it was before I started this. My sugar was normal range 87 and my Dr. has actually lowered my meds for my thyroid. So in the grand scheme of everything, I am still in a better position then when I first started this but there is still room for improvement. My goal this year is to get my cholesterol under 195 without meds. On the whole I am getting healthier…I just have to keep at it.
Well…needless to say…my weight did not change this week. There are 2 reasons that it did not that I know for a fact.
Number 1: I ate more bread then I should. I have to keep on the plan of no bread. It’s hard when almost everything around you has some kind of bread.
Number 2: I did not drink enough water. I noticed this time and times before when I did not drink enough, I don’t gain weight but I stay at a stand still.
So knowing these two things. I am going into next week headfirst. I am not going to eat any bread what so ever and I am going to go back to my 3 liters of water a day. We’ll see how it goes. See you next week!
Well here I sit….I am at a plateau. I am calling it that because in a way I am. I have not lost anymore weight. But I don’t know if I can really call it that due to I have lost an inch off of my backside. I know the reason I have not lost weight. I have been doing more “muscle exercises” then just basic exercises. I went back to lifting light weights and I believe that has affected my weight. I know it will balance out in the end. I just have to keep doing. I see the difference in my pants. The waist on my pants has more room in them…so I know something is changing. It is just a matter of time. I will get there I know I will!!
As I said last week, hubby has joined me in my exercise endeavors. He has started toning his muscles with free weights. He has even told me that his elbow, which he has been having issues with, is feeling better and has more movement without pain. That is an amazing thing for him. He was afraid that eventually he would have to go have surgery on it. At least this will put that off a little longer 🙂
Ok I worked really hard this week and I got back to where I was before I had my little slip :O…I am back to 173 and glad to be there. Now I just have to get to it to keep going down. I will, I know I will!! Just got to do it!!