Over the past 8 months I have lost over 70 pounds by making healthy food choices and walking most days. I’m not where I want to be yet and it will probably be another year (realistically) before I get there. I would like to lose another 20 pounds or so, but then there is all the extra that I have to deal with. I love to see pictures of people who have lost weight and take a picture of themselves each week to watch the progress. It never dawned on me to do the same. So starting this week I am going to be more diligent in documenting my story.
I have been overweight for so long and I have reached an age where the elasticity in my skin really doesn’t exist that I am going to have to deal with crepey and sagging skin. Some it will get better over time with regular massage, exercise, and moisture. However, some of it will need to be corrected using surgical methods.
I have struggled with my exercise routine for a few months which explains the slow down in weight loss. However, the struggle has not been because of a lack of “want to”, it has really been more about the weather. First off, I will have to say that I don’t really like to exercise. So just walking is a big deal. I try to walk at least 30 minutes most days, and fall short on many of them because I hate the cold and we have had a lot of rain this winter. I live in North Texas and we have had a strange winter season this year. Normally it is warm enough to wear shorts on Thanksgiving, but this year it turn cold (yes I know that is relative to each of us) in October. I had been getting up early enough to walk before going to work, but I just couldn’t bring myself to go outside once the weather changed. I did however, go to the mall and walk each weekend day regardless of the weather and I did walk in the afternoons on days that were nice and I wasn’t exhausted. I am very excited to say that we are finally headed back towards warm weather, but there is rain in the forecast for the next 5 days.