I have had issues with my weight for most of my life, and have tried every diet, pill, shake and gadget you can imagine. I don't expect to end up as some smokin' hot MILF (or even GILF since I am a grandmother) but I do want to get healthy. At 54, I figure I have another thirty or so good years left (my mother died at 86; my father was 95 when he passed so I have longevity in my favor) and I want to enjoy them -- to travel, hike, ski, sight see for hours, whatever -- I want them to be really good years.
The Husband and I are cutting out the crap (all the processed stuff I love), drinking more water (adios, my beloved Diet Dr. Pepper), eating more fish, fruits and veggies (ho-hum), and limiting/eliminating sugar and wheat (my two favorite food groups). I've been exercising more often and shoot for 3-5 times a week (cardio + weight training). Whew! So far, I've lost about five pounds (out of the eighty or so left to go).
I'm also using a great tool. I listen to my Slimpod at night before going to bed. The folks at Thinking Slimmer have devised some marvelous, meditative recordings that really help. I listen to one for relaxation, one for exercise, and one for weight loss. The morning after I listened to the fitness recording for the first time, my thought the next morning was, "I want to exercise!" If you know me at all, you know that exercise is not high on my list of daily priorities -- until now! I'll keep listening and let you know how it goes. Now here's my disclaimer: yes I received the recordings for free so that I could blog about them (I approached them, not the other way around, by the way), but I am not getting any other compensation. And I'm telling the truth!
Same song = I've dieted for over forty years; last verse = keeping fingers and toes crossed, being mindful of what I put in my mouth, and making sure I move my body! And, apparently for me, it takes a village of readers to keep me on my toes, so thank you in advance for allowing me to be accountable to you!
My plan is to come to you on Mondays with an update of my progress, and to share some of the morsels I'm learning along the way. I'll post other crap too; this isn't turning into some long diet monologue (ugh!), I promise!
Have you started a new regimen or project? Do you need an accountability buddy?
Have you been there?