I’ve been remiss in updating my Blog but not remiss in watching my weight, calories and all those other metrics for the Long Haul. Activity continues to be my greatest struggle. To have regular activity several times a week seldom happens. I haven’t been doing Intermittent Fasting because of a series of health issues. But … Continue reading It’s Coming!
Gold Star If you read my last Blog entry, you know what this means! I reached a milestone! I lost over 50 pounds! Yeah me!
I know I’m on a journey. “The Long Haul” as I’ve called it. Every day is a new day, with challenges and successes. My energy levels continue to rise. My ability to move without pain increases. The pounds are gradually leaving and falling away. As with any life change, I have set backs, temptations. But … Continue reading So Close to the Next Milestone!
It’s time for an update. I am losing weight. Slowly. The thrush infection is gone. I’ve recovered from steroids for my lungs, not being able to talk, side effects of meds that kept me awake. Life has been more normal again. It was finally time to deal with another annoying problem I’ve had with dieting … Continue reading The Unexpected Side Effects
It happens. Life happens. Health issues, family crises, work overload. All of these and more can interrupt the best of plans. That’s me right now. I’m keeping my eyes on the Long Haul, but seeing myself taking a slight hiatus in the motivation area. Health: I had a very bad reaction to tree pollen in … Continue reading Slight Hiatus
I seem to have built some momentum in my weight loss. This is not a complaint. It is an observation. Somehow, I don’t trust a rapid weight loss. Will it stay off? Will I get discouraged if I just as suddenly gain it back? In a way, it is the accumulation of the Long Haul. … Continue reading I Don’t Want to Lose Too Fast!
Between the food diary and the goal of 1,200 calories a day, protein smoothies for breakfast, Intermittent Fasting, talking to a counselor regularly, and an appetite suppressant from my doctor, I have lost over 35 pounds since July 2020! I can’t say that any specific component is the whole reason for the success so far, … Continue reading Making Progress
Day by day...taking each day one at a time...new day, new start. These are all phrases I hear or say when weight loss becomes a life style. As you age, metabolism shifts, and weight comes off slowly. I’m in for the long haul. When I hear (young) people say they are going on a diet … Continue reading The Long Haul
INTERMITTENT FASTING: It’s a new thing. The argument is that if you go with out food for 12 hours, your body begins burning fat. Go 16 hours and there is another jump in fat burning. You still eat three meals, but during a smaller window of time (feeding window). For me, I finish dinner by … Continue reading Intermittent Fasting
I lost my “COVID” weight of 25 pounds! I now weigh less than last October. I am encouraged, motivated and have a plan...then got derailed in September with heart rate issues (new med) and gained a few pounds. Then in November, I had gum graft surgery (I’d had 4 before with no problem.) and got … Continue reading Restart, Yet Again