Well, I got on the scale beginning of this week and stuck my tongue out at it. Honestly, I knew it would be bad but decided to get on it and get started trying to work on me. I am trying to do this differently and think about this differently this time.
I am trying to make some small healthy lifestyle changes that will over time result in weight loss but not really focus on weight loss this time around. My focus is shifting from my weight to just being healthier. I want to be able to stand for periods of time without my back hurting, I want to be able to go for walks and not become out of breath, fit into those tiny ... little airplane seats :) and be able to go outside and play with and enjoy my grandchildren. So, I started just plugging different foods into my calorie counter just to see what certain things are - maybe a meal so it gives me an idea. I used to sit there and count calories, etc. but feel so deprived on that and it drives me crazy. So, instead just doing an occasional check on how I am really doing. So, the first check at beginning of week was a large frozen Mocha from McDonalds and all I can say is "wow" no wonder I have been gaining weight! So, this week I have been focusing on eating breakfast at home and making coffee at home to take with me to work.
I also have my dog with me now and we have been going for walks when I get off from work. Granted they are short walks but it is a start. Additionally, the last two nights I have done some toning with bands and my exercise ball.
Finally, I am making sure that I am taking my medicine and daily vitamin like I am supposed to every single day! I am hoping in the end the healthier lifestyle will help me get off of some of my medicines.
So here is to never giving up on yourself and your health. The struggle is real but one day at a time and we can make those positive changes.
My husband is truly a blessing and I am so grateful for him. I can very much see us in this article below. He is the introvert and I am of course - the extrovert. He is fine with spending a quiet evening at home while I have to be busy (at least doing something if I am not outside of the house). So, he truly keeps me grounded from the "let's just watch a movie on Netflix together at home" to our deep conversations we have. I love to be around people (even if it is just my family) and hanging out - cooking or going shopping together, etc. He is perfectly happy staying at home while I go out with a freind or go shopping with my daughter. We do have our time together too outside of the house - such as date night on Friday nights, etc. But, my point is he understands me and let's me go and do while I understand him and let him stay at home too. If you can find that compromise, it can be a wonderful relationship!