Saturday, March 27, 2010

Back and blogging again !

I feel that it has come time for me to start blogging again - to keep the motivation that I have going and to be able to document what I am doing right (and what I am doing not that well) so that I can track how I am going and where I can make things better.

As we all have in the past, my weight got out of control - I kept on saying "When I get to xxkg, I will do something about it" and that number just kept on going up and up and up until I got the point where even my fat clothes were getting too tight for me. We were not in a position for me to go out and buy a whole new wardrobe so something else had to happen.

Dear A saw the light and realised that we were both grossly overweight and got interested in losing weight - the first time in the 24years that we have been together. Needless to say I jumped at the chance and we embarked on Lite 'n Easy which as you may, or may not know, is not a cheap program to do. Yes, I probably could have gone back to WW but at that point in time, being so time poor, I just knew that it was not an option. So we joined - all three of us - and it is probably one of the best decisions we have made.

It is so much easier when we are all watching what we are eating and asking "How many calories is in that ?" "What ? How many did you say ?" - when it is something we probably would have eaten more than one of in a sitting before this journey !!! It has brought A's blood pressure down into a normal range and he is off for a cholestrol test next week to see how that is faring - I so hope that it is down - just another good reason for him to watch what he is eating !

Although we get the food already prepared, there are still times when it is difficult but the amount of time that it has freed up for us is mind boggling - hence the ability to do all the exercise that we have been doing. A has turned into a fitness fanatic and, while I am not as bad as him, I certainly am so much more motivated to exercise than I have been for a long time. I think the last time I was this motivated to exercise - and it was mainly walking - was when I was unemployed before I got this contract at the Council.

Anyway, I am going to try to blog regularly because it helps me to put down on paper (screen ?) how things have been during the day and then be able to read back afterwards and see - oh yes, lots happening then - not such good losses or, this is what worked previously maybe I need to try it again.

Like before, this is not going to be an earth shattering blog - just my journey to getting fit and into a healthy weight range !

Take care and go safely !

TFTD : Never give up your quest to find true love - starting with loving yourself.


Apple2Hourglass said...

Welcome back to blogging, I need to regularly update mine too, i'm hopeless lately. You can do this, you sound super motivated at the moment, and I believe exercise is the key. Keep up the good work!

Rand(Om) Bites said...

Welcome back to blogland hon! Looking forward to the updates. I have sporadic internet access at the moment but will be back online properly in about 1-2 weeks. Reading this on the fly.