It you checked out Todd and Suzy’s diet update you will see that I gained again last week. Grrrrrrrrrrrrr… I find this most annoying. I am at the gym for an hour at the least 4 times every week and many weeks 5 times a week. I also don’t think I am really over eating but I know that I tend to want to snack at work and I am trying to be more aware of it.
But I am an optimist so I have been trying to look at the bright side and here are some things that I need to concentrate on. I am coming up on our 2 year anniversary of starting to work on the diet and trying to get healthier. I have lost just over 40 pounds, I have gone down 4 sizes, I have reduced my body fat by about 7 % and have lost inches everywhere. According to the test at the gym my flexibly has increased from 8 1/4 inches to 10 inches. Unfortunately my age went from 49 to 51 but you can’t have everything!
Better than all that I do feel healthier. When Nick and I walked 2.5 miles around the lake this weekend I was fine! Okay I came out with a sore butt, but as for just the walk I was fine and didn’t even feel all that tired when we got back to the car. That really surprised me. And even though I have gained some in the last few weeks the clothes I bought a little tight last month don’t feel as tight now so I do feel I might be readjusting.
But I really noticed it tonight at the gym. I decided to go for just aerobic tonight so I go on the elliptical machine. I remember the first time I got on it. It was a killer! I could only go for 5 minutes and it was a struggle, tonight I went for 30 minutes for a total of 3 miles. It was tiring but I could do it. So I am going to keep on with what I am doing – watching what I eat and keep exercising.
I hope Nick will keep doing what he is doing. Yes I have to control what I eat and how much I exercise but knowing Nick is watching over the process and is willing to spank to keep me motivated and focused is what has kept me focused for 2 years. So all is going pretty well but I still wish I could start losing again.