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Starting Fresh

I am starting over with this weight-loss goal. I set myself up for failure by overwhelming myself with too much at once. I did the 100,000 steps already, and I have been walking for four months using a walker only using my wheelchair when I need to go long distances like the grocery store, etc. I feel now that I have that under my belt, I can focus more on my weight loss and give it all I’ve got.

Tomorrow will be day one.

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Starting Weight: 212
Current Weight: 189
Total Loss: -23 pounds

So far so good and I’m right on track to be 180 by the time I leave on my vacation which will be 24 days from now! Yay!

Starting Weight:  212
Current Weight: 192
Total Loss: -20 pounds

Twenty pounds are good! I’m totally psyched about that. I want to try to lose at least 15 more before I leave, so I’ve done very good with the eating and exercising. Yesterday I did two miles at the park in my chair, and today I think I will try to walk as far as I can on the same trail. I need to get my endurance up even more for my trip since I will not have my chair. If I could walk the whole trail, that’s over 1/3 of a mile 🙂

It’s so damn hot here in Florida that the only time to do something like that is in the morning, and I am afraid that I’ve already lost the window for today. Maybe I’ll try it later in the evening when the sun is going down. I will have to see how it goes. I would have gotten out there earlier today, but I woke up with a horrible pounding headache.

Day 175

June 15 has come and gone and it’s quite obvious I didn’t hit my goal.  I have managed to lose 18 pounds, however, and keep it off.  I also managed to once again form an exercise habit that I should have never let slip away to begin with.

My newest goal is to lose as much weight as I can between now and July 28.  I am taking a trip home to Minnesota to see family, and I want to be thinner.  Last time they all saw me I was about 208, so I am thinner, but I want to be even more thin.  Even another 15 pounds would be great, so I’m buckling down and really giving it hell.  That would put me around 180, and last time I was at that weight I was really starting to look a lot better. 

So, it’s off to the races once again, and time to focus, focus, focus.  I have big time inspiration and am positive I can do this!

July 28 here I come!

Day 159

I stepped on the scale this morning and I’m 195, again.  Had I not been so careless those times, I would probably be at least 185 now, but oh well.  It’s still a loss, and a loss I’ve kept off, which is all good.

I’m no longer worried about June 15, now my concern is focused on Aug. 15 — the dreaded thirty-fifth birthday!  Ahhhhhhhh!  I’m kidding.  Actually, I look forward to my birthday, each and every one of them.  I’ve kissed death square in the mouth, and anyone who has been down that road knows you cherish every day you’re alive.  Another birthday is another year I’ve lived and am still here to talk about it.   Hallelujah!

So, I am looking forward to seeing those numbers continue to go down.  I’ve got 10 weeks until the big day and I want to be much lighter than I am now.  The good news is; I’ve got the routine down to a science, I just need to stick with it!

Day 153

I am back on track once again, and after the long weekend am looking forward to getting back to work.  I did manage to still get exercise over the weekend, and I was very good about what I ate as well.

After finding more old pictures of myself when I was thin, and recently being required to dress up for a function, but had nothing to wear, I am even more determined to get this weight off of my body.  All it is doing is holding me back from having a much fuller life.

So, today I will be walking as much as I can and getting in my cardio later in the day.

Today’s workout:

Walked 325 steps

1 mile @ park

Day 151

Today’s workout:

2 hours heavy gardening

Walked 150 steps