This sounds like an oxymoron when you know that I have an incurable, chronic and debilitating disease. However, I hate being fat and unable to walk for long periods of time without pain. So, I have decided to do something about it.
I am walking and doing yoga daily. My body is finding new muscles and my stamina is getting better. I am only 3 weeks into it. 1 if I am going by my Real Appeal coach, since I didn’t get to participate in the coaching session the previous Monday.
I am tracking my meals and discovered that I rarely meet my calorie goal of 1475, which allows me to have snacks and even my fruit smoothies. I am trying to plan healthier meals and not binge on guacamole and chips. Eating out I am trying to make healthier choices. Of course it helps to have allergies to cow’s milk and wheat as it limits what I can eat.
I am sleeping a bit better. I think meditating daily has helped clear my mind of negative thoughts that cause my anxiety. I still do no get 8 full hours of sleep, but have been getting about 6 hours. Better than the 4-5 hours I was getting.
I am writing in my journal everyday. I wish I could make my day to day life sound exciting, but it’s not. I am adding in my mood, so that I might be able to see if depression is creeping in. I have been feeling blah the last few days. Hopefully this is just a temporary setback.
Last month I joined FabFitFun and they have a forum of amazing women, who encourage each other. I wasn’t sure what good I would get out of this box, but I have been enjoying most of the products I received. I am trying new skincare products and hygiene products that I love. I will be getting a subscription for Kopari Deodorant, which I love and it’s natural and still helps eliminate odor. I am looking forward to my next box.
I digressed a bit. In the FabFitFun forum they are having a plank challenge this month. I have been able to keep up, thanks to yoga. Planks are good for you upper body and arms. I am trying to get rid of my fat, old lady flab on my biceps. I think that is the upper arm. I use weights when I get on my balance board during my minute long stand goals each hour that my Apple Watch insists on reminding me about. Yes, up until I began exercising in earnest my biggest goal was to get up for 1 minute each hour for a total of 12. Not very industrious of me, but as I am dizzy most days, I thought it was a good goal. Now I am trying to close all three rings on my Apple Watch and have been succeeding.
It’s too early for me to notice a change in my clothing sizes as I am trying to make this a slow weight loss journey, so that it might stick. If I wanted quicker results, I’d shoot for the 1250 calorie per day diet, but I want some leeway to enjoy my food. I will post again when I can see some differences in my body. I can feel the differences and my legs are thinning judging by the looseness in the legs of my jeans.
I hope you’re loving life.
Love, Peace and Light! Rita