Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Week 2

I've really worked this.  I've completed all my goals and then some.  Every day I have eaten at least 3, usually 5 or 6, fruits and vegetables.  I walked 30 min 3X last week and 2X so far this week.  I have kept my calories between 1000 and 1300 every day.  So why in the world did I gain weight?  What the Heck??

It is so incredibly discouraging to work so hard only to have the results spin back the wrong way!  Someone asked, "but how do your clothes fit?  Muscle weighs more that fat".  Yeah.  I know that.  And my clothes are tighter than ever!  I wonder if my heart is having a similar reverse of results.

I made an appointment with my doctor to see if she can shed some light on this dilemma.  In the mean time, I'll just keep trying.  Aching joints and all.....

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Week I - Health Coach

Yesterday was my first meeting with my coach.  We talked about what I wanted to get out of it and about my overall health and health habits.  Some of my answers were embarrassing, but I was honest.  We'll be meeting every two weeks for six months via email mostly.  So, my overall goals are to lose 50 pounds and to run in a 5K.  But little bits at at time.

The next two weeks my goals are:

Eat AT LEAST 3 fruits and veggies EVERY day!
Walk/Run for 30 minutes AT LEAST 3X a week.

So today I decided I'd start that walking.  It was chilly out, not a typical mid-June morning.  But it felt good. I figured I'd walk for 15 minutes, then turn around and walk home.  Perfect plan.  Then, about 15 minutes into the walk, it started to rain.  Not a summer mist - Rain!

Those aren't rocks you see in the puddle.  Those are drops!

But I trudged on.  As it started to rain harder, I started to run.  But my old out of shape body would only go so far on high speed.  So I walked more.  

And I made it.  I walked for 30 minutes and did just slightly under a mile and a half.  Not bad for the first day out.  And for breakfast - A smoothie made with yogurt and blueberries (one fruit/veggie down).  
Like my glowing aura?  That's actually rain drops on the lens!

Pretty pleased with myself right now.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Health Coach

Well, I went and did it.  I've signed up for a health coach.

I need to lose weight and I need to get more active.  So far, success eludes me.  I did it before (of course I wasn't working then - Got a job and got lazy and now I',m starting all over again...)

 I've tried the diet pills - bajeepers!!  Those things made me feel like I was living in an alternate reality!  Did I lose weight?  Yep.  Was it worth it?  I don't think so.  The risks are too high and I didn't feel like a part of the real world.

I get up early to ride the exercise bike, but other duties seem to call and distract me from the business at hand.  By the time I've cleaned the house, done my blog work, packed my lunch and taken care of the cats, it's time to shower and get the heck out of the door to be at work on time!!  My step goal each day is 6K - and yet I only hit it once or twice a week.

So here I am - Monday is the first call.  I'm going to work with a health coach.

Here I am now -

my happy face
 Can this old, fat lady do it??  I'll keep you posted.