4 days without a bottle of pop.
I must, must, get rid of this weight!
Two years ago I stepped on a scale and saw the number 242. I could not believe it. I tried a different scale. 242. I remember weighing 125 and thinking I was fat. 242. When I lived in New York I weighed 190 and felt pretty good. My doctor would tell me to lose 20 pounds. I joined Weight Watchers and lost the 20 pounds.
When I moved back to Michigan to care for my elderly father, my life completely changed and so did my eating habits. Gone were the healthy habits that were so easy to establish in New York. 242.
I bought a FitBit and started with a step goal of 7,000 steps. I tried to track calories, but that is difficult unless you eat a lot of processed foods pre-labled for you. I try to stay away from that. I tracked my exercise and found it easy to meet my daily goal and increased it to 10,000 steps.
In two months, I was down to 220 and have hovered around that for the past year. I know why I am on this plateau and will blog more about my struggle with healthy eating and my Dad.
In the summer of 2017, I reached the low of 195, my current goal is 190. But it did not stay there. Today I weigh 214.4. On the upside, I did not gain any weight over the Holidays.
As I re-commit to getting healthy at the start of 2018, I will post my weight and how many days I have gone without a bottle of soda or as they call it in my corner of the world–pop. For me eating healthy is reflected in the face and although I take terrible selfies, I will include of photo of myself.
My reason for wanting to be healthier has not nothing to do with looks. I want to feel better and have more energy because I have more responsibilities than ever.
Please post any tips, recipes or just some encouragement in the comments. I need all the help I can get in my moments of weakness. Feel free to ask questions.