Mon, Dec 7, 09
I've been hanging about here for many weeks and I am finally feeling ready to commit.
I'd like to lose about 2.5 stone (stones just sound brilliant don't they?) - okay, I'd like to lose 35 pounds.
Back in 1997 I quit smoking and was quite overweight. I was very fearful that I would gain even more weight so I bought a treadmill and began using it. I really did!
Over the course of a year, I ate less, moved more, and lost 60 pounds. After several months of strictly treadmilling I added upper body weights. Further on I joined a gym.
Then I started eating low carb. Mostly watching sugar and grains. I felt amazing. Loved it.
But, just like dozens of other stories, I slowly stopped. I got divorced, my mom died, I moved to the city. Life right?
So now I am 35 pounds up and want to get back down.
Last winter I had knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus. The knee still feels horrible, but this extra weight can't be helping. I do have a hard time walking very far (my poor dog!).
I do know that I must start doing something!
Today I IF'd until about 2 p.m. Broke the fast with a few ounces of a cheeseball with almonds. For supper I had a pork chop and stir fried zukes, red peppers, and onions. I feel good. Maybe just a little headache.
Today I moved slowly for most of the day. Shopping, errands, cleaning, laundry, cooking. In a little bit I'm heading down to the exercise space in my basement to set up my wii Fit. Of course I heard a study today that says the wii isn't as effective as traditional exercise. I just want to use it to supplement anything else I might do.
I do like yoga and I have a Jackie Warner DVD I really like. I also have a Callanetics CD that is deceptively hard to do. I also have a few weight lifting plans to try.
I am woefully out of shape! I know there's a kick body in here somewhere!