Weight Loss–An Uphill Battle

“Just keep swimming.” That’s what someone told me today when they asked how it was going with the weight loss. I told them I was stalled. They told me to be patient and to just keep doing what I’m doing. What I’m doing is skipping workouts because of the heat or I don’t feel up to it or whatever the excuse at the moment is. Plus, I do really well with food choices during the day, but at night I find I’m over eating. I’m not eating bad stuff, just overeating too much of the good stuff. It is so easy to overeat when I log everything into Sparkpeople.com I find myself going overboard. I am allotted 2400 calories a day, which should be enough. It is enough, but not when I eat pork country style ribs with barbecue sauce on it.

Progress

I’m making progress in my battle with weight.

I workout almost every day with weights using a program I found on bodybuilding.com. I follow Lee Labrada’s Lean Body 12-week makeover as my guide and am seeing results. The weight is slowly coming off.

I log everything I eat on Sparkpeople.com and try to stay within my calorie range. Right now I weigh 373.8 as of this morning.  My goal is to hit 350. When I do I’ll take myself and my Terra Trike recumbent bike to Mackinac Island and make the five-mile trek around the island.

I ride my bike almost everyday. Now that the weather is hotter, I workout with weights indoors and ride the stationary bike. I can only ride the stationary bike for 15-25 minutes because I get bored. I watch TV as I ride, but there is nothing compared to riding outside.

How is everyone doing? Thank you for following me and reading my blog. How can I encourage you in your weight-loss journey?

One Mile in Flint today

Today, Aug. 25, 2016, I drove to Flint Michigan to participate in the 1 mile open race for walkers and runners. As I walked I kept thinking of the Dory song “Just keep swimming”, but changed it to “just keep walking”.

After completing the race in under 24 minutes, I now am the proud owner of a heavy “M” medal for 1 mile. I’m very proud of myself and what I can do when I set my mind to it.

Kayaking

I went kayaking at Argo Canoe Livery in Ann Arbor Michigan Friday night and then again Sunday afternoon at Hayes State Park in Onsted Michigan. It was a scary experience as I paddled and drifted on the water looking down at the rocks and weeds–thinking I would flip and because my neck and back hurt–I was using muscles I haven’t used in quite some time–I cut the paddling short. Even so, I did it and plan to go kayaking again–building my confidence each time. What have you done to build your bravery?