Tuesday, May 9, 2017

It's a new day... a new starting point... I am determined! Part 2

Well, it has been a week since I "started over".  And it has been a very good week.  I have had plenty to eat, and very yummy food at that.  Except for maybe what I made last night for dinner.  David said it was good, but I was not liking it at all.  So, that being said, it is not going to stay in my recipe folder.  No, it is not.

Every night I would sit with my charts and daily menu and figure out how I did, and every day I stayed in my goal range of 20 or under.  Actually they were anywhere from 12 to 19, so yeah, under 20.

This morning was my weigh in.  One week into it, and I was anxious to see if that 6 month plateau I've been on was defeated.   So, drum roll please....   and YES!!!  it was.  Finally...  down 5 pounds. Okay so the dancing happy feet were just a toe tapping for sure.

It's going to be a very good day...  yesterday was incredible, watch out people 'cause I'm in another one of those moods...  dancing, singing, dancing, and singing some more.

It's a new day...  a new week...  I am going to keep on keeping on.



Tuesday, May 2, 2017

It's a new day... a new starting point... I am determined!

So, here I am sitting here thinking.  Researching. And thinking some more.  Yeah...  and here is why.

It has been 1 1/2 years since I started this new way of life.  Healthier eating and healthier living, and oh yes, don't forget the exercising which I am really loving.  Can't forget that.

I have been plateaued now for 6 months, not that that is a bad thing, because it definitely isn't.  I mean I am so very happy to be where I am, and the way I feel now is so much healthier, and I am 57 pounds less.  But on the other hand, I've worked hard to get where I am, and I am still working hard to get even healthier.

So this morning, I decided that this is a new day, and it is a good starting point for me to start over from where I am, and I am determined...  no, not determined...  I am VERY determined.

I have looked over all the papers and information that I got from my doctor way back then, and I have checked my own diary of things over this period of time...  I've been eating in the strict to moderate carb range, and been more than satisfied, so now I am going to go to the strict (Ketogenic) of 20 carbs a day.

So there you have it...  It's my new day and starting point.  And I am VERY determined.

Here I go.  I know I can do this.  I am on a mission to be even healthier.


Thursday, February 23, 2017

So, here we are....

Almost 2 months into this new year...  time is flying by, isn't it?  Thought I would blog out a little update of how it's going...

I've got to say...  it's going GREAT!!!  I'm not saying that it has always been easy...  there are days that are challenging...  but, I am gaining each and every day...  feeling so much better than I have in years...  I have more energy...  more strength...  more stamina...  more...  well, I don't know...  just more...

I really like all the foods I can have too...  trying new recipes has been a blast...  I just love cooking and taste testing...  and EATING...  healthier.

My diabetes is back under control, my cholesterol is back to normal, blood pressure excellent...  the weight has stayed off...  I have been plateaued for quite some time...  but I am not going up, so I am very happy with how this past year has gone.  At my last office visit with my PCP... he called me a model patient...  :)

I am exercising every day...  I'm doing something every day...  even at work...  I take time to use the equipment that has been donated to our NotSoFitClub EVERY day...  and I still do the weights and push-ups at home.  Yep!!!  The NotSoFitClub?  a small group that gets together once a week to do chair aerobics and spend time in fellowship...  it's so much fun!

Well, I don't have anything else right now...  except, I am keeping on keeping on...  here I go into another year...  I've got this...