It has been an awesome ride, these past two and a half months!! I have set my goals for 10lbs a month and an average of 5-6 days of an hour + exercise a day! At this point, my only aerobic exercise is Power walking……..I am still in Physical Therapy once a week with home exercises, but NO jumping or jogging. Only power or brisk walking! I am just thankful that I am able to do that! My back and neck are slowly healing and I do mostly stabilizing exercises to strengthen the support muscles in my neck and back. I had a setback the 1’st of September when my dog pulled me down while on a walk!! OUCH!! It set me back at least a month with my PT and recovery!! I couldn’t do my walks for several weeks, but Brooke assured me that diet is 80% of weight loss!! I was encouraged once again!! It is so important to choose wisely when selecting your meals, snacks and beverages. I come to realize just how important water is to weight loss, fullness for hunger avoidance, and of course hydration for our bodies. I live at 6,700 ft above sea level and hydration is VERY important. We have extremely low humidity, which definitely has its perks!! The down side of low humidity; you must drink twice as much water and non-caffeinated beverages. To sum up the first two and ½ months, “WOO HOO!” I can’t believe that I am down 24lbs, and 36 to go!!! Today we had rain, hail and snow………so the treadmill is looking pretty good these days! I am confident that I will reach my goal of 50lbs!!!
Sadly, my tomatoes are still on the vine awaiting redness! I can see that the weather may not cooperate and they may have to ripen on newspaper on my kitchen table.