Friday, July 19, 2013

What this???? A new blog post!!!

Ha! Ha!  Yeah, I have been really lazy in posting this summer....but I make no apologies...just haven't been terribly motivated to write...til now.  I have something very special to share with all of you.....something I have been kinda keeping on the "QT"!  Drum rollllll pleassssseeee........"Today I have officially lost 50lbs!"  YES!  That's what I said, baby!  50 pounds!!!  It has been quite the transformative journey.  I started last January, when we were in Yuma.  Now, I know your next question......"JUST HOW DID I DO IT!".....well, I wish I could tell you there is a new magic pill or diet plan.  BUT, I did it the old fashion way.  I count calories and exercise...and guess what...there's in app for that!  It is called "lose it" and I use the "free" version to track what I eat and my exercise.  It is simple and easy to use.  I eat so much healthier now and counting calories has really helped me learn portion control too.  More importantly....I gave up nothing!  I still eat and love my chocolate.....my sugar highs.....and my butter.  I just eat less of them on a daily basis, but I do allow myself the occasional splurge!  Surprisingly enough...over time....I have found that those cravings are less frequent and it takes less to satisfy them.  The dreaded exercise.....I started out very simply.  I walked....slowly increasing my distance and speed.  Sometimes on the treadmill, other times around the neighborhood.  Now, I have switched to my bike....LOVE my bike!  I usually ride at lease 7 miles everyday...yes, even in this heat!  I have found I can tolerate the heat pretty well these days and there is always a breeze when you are riding!  My energy level has increased and I just feel better...all over!  More importantly....my health is improving....there is a good chance my doc will take me off my blood pressure medicine this October!  I"m not done.....I'm still losing and I plan to keep on losing till .....well, I don't have an exact number in mind...I think I'll just know when I get there!  LIFE IS GOODE!

9 comments:

  1. Congratulations! That's quite a feat. Losing weight isn't easy. It's wonderful that you feel better, that's such a bonus!

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  2. That is wonderful. I need to lose some weight, but I just can't get motivated. Good job.

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  3. Wow Deb, that is awesome.. Congrats to you. Now if that could only inspire me!
    Arlene

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  4. That is fantastic. Keep on Keepin' on. We all know that eating healthy and exercising will help us live longer and feel better. We just have to program ourselves to do it. We're praying for the motivation now. Busy lifestyles and restaurants being so plentiful make it even more of a challenge. We're proud of you. Love, Uncle Jim & Aunt Bonnie

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  5. Thanks for all the great comments and support.....means a lot to me!

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