I've been shooting and editing for my video about putting up my Christmas display.
Wow! I knew I was way overweight, but the camera pointed out just how bad it really is.
I think I better hang out here more often. But, I think it's what it took to get serious about this. I have gone back to my watching calories and walking.
So any of you that see my video, hold me accountable. I've set a goal to lose 25 pounds by April, which is my next doctor's appointment for post cancer checkup. I had set a goal for the total weight loss of 60 pounds but I found that the whole goal was too much of a mountain to climb. I think it's more acheivable to set bite size goals toward achieving the long term goal.
I already lost 3 of the 25 the first week. I know that will slow down but at least I'm heading in the right direction. No diets! Lifestyle change!
__________________ "Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won't make it 'white'." -- Bing Crosby
The Following 13 Users Say Thank You to Storeytime For This Useful Post:
If I keep this up I will need weight watchers myself frosty! At first when I came home from deployment in early oct,I needed to gain 20 so I ate and ate and ate! now I have got back to my normal weight and it's smack dab in the thick of the holidays!
@storytime---good luck on your journey!! you can do it! there will be good times and bad but if you make up your mind you WILL accomplish this!
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to gabulldawg For This Useful Post:
Watching your diet during Holidaytime is a pain in the rear because of all of the temptation. But, when you are making a lifestyle change you learn how to eat properly and adjust your attitude towards all the sweet and savory goodies. Making goals of 5 or 10 lbs at a time is a good idea, and it helps to keep you focused. When you lose 5lbs it's great incentive and it just makes you want to keep going to get to that next goal.
It's a tough road, but not impossible. Just remember that 1 slice of pie is just as good as 2.
You can do it!
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Courtney For This Useful Post:
You can do it! As Courtney mentioned, lifestyle change in eating habits is the best way to go. I have never had to lose weight but I made a lifestyle change in my eating habits to feel better so that in itself will help in recovering from cancer. Then along with that you should lose weight. =)
Good luck to you!
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Christmas-A-Holic For This Useful Post:
No it does not lie,Ive been shocked by a picture in the past. Since I moved down here I joined a new gym,walk to get my kids at the bus stop and drink more water.Ive lost 12 pounds and feel so much better,I need to lose more but,its a really great start.