It’s slow, so very slow going. I am thinking starting next month I am going to start stepping on the scale every 15 days or so. This waiting for 30+ days to go by is hard and also hard to know for sure if things are moving or not. Oh I know by the feel of my clothes things are getting better but I think I need to see it and be a bit more accountable for it. So that means on the 2nd and 17th of each month I’ll do an assessment. Just to keep close tabs and I think it’ll be more beneficial. I’ll try it anyways and see.
I have been doing pretty good but I don’t think as well as I was the past three months. I do know I am moving much more then I was but it’s also spring and lots to do. We’ve working on our next winter’s wood supply and now have 5 1/2 cords put up and 3 1/2 waiting to be stacked. Tonight we’ll work on it again. I am counting the lifting, carrying and stacking as part of my exercise too. I am also doing some cardio and weights 3 times a week. I know I’m toning up, I can see it and feel it. I looked at a couple of pictures of me this past week while we were doing some volunteer work and other then I wish I was a beauty queen I’m not looking to bad. Oh such a very long ways to go but am in much better condition then I was in January.
I want to be sure that whatever I do to get to where I need to be is something that I will be able to do for the rest of my life. I don’t want to stop eating this or that because I know it won’t last forever, I don’t want to start something I know I won’t keep up so it’s a huge learning experience for me. I’m doing really good at the recipe exchanges and ideas and even my family is getting more into watching what we are eating. Jim no longer asks if I want fries or other things like that because he knows I can’t and don’t need it. Mike no longer asks for bed time snacks because none of us need that. We are eating healthier and all are getting stronger as time goes by.
My 48th birthday is Friday and I so want to be at my best but I think it’ll be next year that I’ll be at the top of my game, in the best shape ever and I know, I’m a bit impatient but I also know in the back of my mind I can do this and the pay off will be big. I will be around for much longer, more healthy and so much more able to enjoy life and all it has to offer. I don’t know what life will be like once Mike is out on his own and there’s just Jim and I again. But the sky is the limit and we are going to have to work on building a new relationship and togetherness.
Thank you for sharing my weight loss journey with me. Thank you for all your support, your advice and your encouragement. I will continue to need you for a very long time.
Take care my friends and have a most blessed and wonderful afternoon.