Hi Everyone! Happy Monday! So I've decided do something about my health and my weight. The years between my sister's terminal cancer diagnosis and the year after she died I gained over 120lbs. Sad by true. I've always had problems with my weight and have successfully lost almost 100lbs twice in my life and here I am working on lucky number 3. Before Lisa died I was doing low carb for about 2 years and had gotten down from 280 to 200 and then we found out her cancer had again returned and was terminal. Between that year--2009 and 2010 I gained all that I had lost and more. I'm a depressive eater and believe you me no one says salad makes them happy. Mashed potatoes and gravy, chicken & dumplings, tapioca pudding, mac n cheese those are the things that make me happy. So that's what I ate and ate and ate and ate and soon here I was heavier than I had ever been at over 300lbs. For the longest time I didn't care. I didn't care it happened to me again, I didn't care I knew better and shouldn't have let it happen. But then slowly things in my life started to level out and I realized how lucky I am at my age--53 and my size 323lbs I didn't have diabetes like my father had or like his mother my grandmother had. I was lucky I still had my gall bladder. I was lucky I didn't have high blood pressure. And honestly how long was that going to last??? I am like a ticking time bomb for some serious health issues to hit. So I could either just give up and be old and fat or I could do something again about my weight.
So I started back on low carb. Which as a blood type of 0- works really well. It's actually not difficult for me at all to do low carb even though all my comfort foods are high carb foods. In February I started following a low carb lifestyle again and in April I started walking. Walking is hard for someone who is large like me and it hurt like hell. I started by simply walking around my office once every hour. Then I started going into our huge warehouse and walking that every hour. Then I started going in early in the mornings so I could walk around the warehouse twice. I graduated to walking around the warehouse several times on lunch and on Saturday I did my first 4k walk in forever. I wanted to do it very badly and even though I had only been able to go for 35 mins at one time I was successful on Saturday. I did the whole 4k AND I didn't come in last! I had A LOT of support from my family and friends. Even though I was pretty wiped out on Saturday I walked a mile on Sunday and today for lunch I walked two miles. It's hard and it's hot and it's sweaty as hell which is so gross but I'm doing it.
I'm doing it because I have to.
I'm doing it because I need to.
I'm down 29 lbs I still have a long way to go. I'd like to only weigh 200 lbs for my niece's wedding June 2017. If I don't make it, I don't make it but it's not going to stop me from trying.
I have to give myself these little pep talks so last night I decided to do this really cute little "Hang In There" mani
How cute is this?? Born Pretty Store BP-59 over OPI Susi Says Feng Shui and Kiko 655
I topcoated my Kiko because I need to have glitter in my textured polish LOL!
Even though all I've been doing isn't easy I keep saying to myself "just hang in there" I can do it I just need to stay focused.
To anyone fighting the fight against obesity and working on getting healthy--HANG IN THERE!