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Back to Basics

At one point this week (I sneaked a peek), I was down three pounds.
Today, my official weigh-in day, I’m down nothing.  NOTHING!  What a bummer.

I haven’t been counting calories, or carbs.  What I have been doing is working out, mostly staying away from flour and sugar, and eating fruits and vegetables.  For example, last night my hub grilled swordfish and made a delicious mango, tomato and basil salad with red onion and feta.  It was delicious!  Totally satisfying and healthy.  I also had a great workout.  I have to believe that if I stick to these whole foods and exercise, that the weight will come off.  It used to be that I could drop five pounds in a couple of days.  Clearly, I’m not so lucky, anymore.

I started reading, The Science of Skinny, by Dee McCaffrey.  It’s about understanding body chemistry and how our bodies process the foods we eat.  The farther away we get from eating foods in their natural state, the less healthy they are for us.  Makes sense.  This isn’t the first time I’ve been down this road.  I get so enthusiastic about eating well and exercising.  What I haven’t figured out yet, is why can’t I maintain it?  I am nowhere near giving up, despite a zero balance in my weight account, I just wish the skinny gods could have helped me out a little more this week.

 

 

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The Time is Now

I’m turning fifty (fifty!) in a year.
I feel like an adolescent again.  “Who am I?  What do I want to do with the rest of my life?”  I’m moody, fatigued and fat.
So is my family.
It’s time to make a change.
The time is now.

We’re going whole foods (mostly) and exercise.
My son (Little D) is fourteen and overweight.  He loves hockey, so I’ve got him signed up for an intense conditioning program, three days/week which he seems to love so far.  While he’s doing that, I’ll be working out.  My hub (Big D) is on board as well.

In my weight loss career (all my life) I have probably lost and gained hundreds of pounds. The last time I dropped weight I thought I was set for life.  Kept it off for nearly two years.  And then, I quit smoking.  40 pounds later, here I am.  Still not smoking, but all puffed up.

I have some goals.
I want to be under 200 lbs. by the first day of school (I’m a teacher).
And under 150 lbs. by my 50th birthday next July.
There~I’ve said it, written it and published it.

Namaste.

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