Monday, June 25, 2018

Vacation Time

Hello Friends,
Bob and I had a wonderful time on vacation. The "Big" event was the family reunion. It was so good to see everyone. The last one I attended was back in 2010. Here are a few pics of our trip.

We really enjoyed our time. I did end up gaining 9lbs but Ive managed to lose 5 of that already. The food was so good. We only went to places that we dont have locally plus we had ice cream a lot. YUM!! Now, its back on track.
Before we left, I thought I hurt my knee. Long story short  its arthritis. So its PT, exercise, home exercises, a brace when needed and a shot if pain gets too unbearable.
I hope you all have a great summer. Please be careful in the heat. Stay hydrated.


Thursday, June 14, 2018

Almost There

Good Morning,
As of this morning, I am down 42lbs. Only 8lbs to my 1st big goal. I thank God for this victory. I tried on some older(smaller) shirts of mine and they fit. My sugars are doing better,  my bp is good, and I am actually seeing the change in my body. Please remember this is with a change of eating. Bc of some of my health conditions, I really have not been exercising. Plus, somehow I injured my knee and until I see dr and get it well I am not taking any chances. Also be aware that I do allow myself "cheat" meals. I am not being super restrictive. I LOVE food so I do sometimes indulge. If I can do this, I know that you CAN too. Dont give up on yourself. Your body will thank you. Its all about making healthier choices and knowing what you are eating. If you dont do it for yourself, do it for those that love you.

In this together,

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Setbacks DO happen

I hope every one is enjoying their weekend. Its rainy here and I am having a hard time staying awake.
I would like to talk about setbacks. We all have them but its no fun to talk about. Ive hit my first set of setbacks this week. First of all, I have hurt my knee. Im not sure how but I think by cleaning the tub I did something. So with that being said its hard to walk. Due to the injury, my gp ordered me some Prednisone to see if it would help. Well, the side effects include water retention, increased hunger, incressed sugar levels, and weight gain. Since starting, I have put on 0.6th of a pound and I still have a week left. The sad thing is I dont think the meds are taking care of problem. I will probably need to see a specialist. The other setback is Im going on vacation soon. I think that explains itself. I will not give up. I will continue to press on. As of today, I am down 38lbs. When I hit 50, I will post comparison pictures. I am using MyFitnessPal if you want to connect. What kind of strategies do you use when you face a set back?? I would love to hear your stories.

Your friend and weight loss partner

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Reality Check

Good Morning All,

For the month of May I lost 6lbs. I was hoping to lose about 10 but....I have been more relaxed than the 1st 6 weeks of my dietary change. Its hard to keep up a 2-3 lb drop every week bc I LOVE food. So, if I can lose at least 4 or 5 lbs a month I will be happy. This has proven to be  very challenging. Also, I am more aware of how many calories are in some of my favorite food...WOW!!!! Its no wonder Americans are fat and sick(I know some sickness is not as result of our food). We eat too much junk and processed food. My hubby and I went out a couple of times the last couple of weeks(we had gift cards) and the resturants listed calories of each menu item. I am still in shock. This has truely been eye opening for me. Im surprised I am not about 400lbs with the way I USED to eat. I thank God He opened my eyes. This is a long and hard journey but I WILL make it by the grace of God. I invite you to join in the journey with me. Your health will thank you

God Bless

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