The goal for this week was to increase the amount of time I spent at the gym. It did not go very well, but I am still losing weight, though it is slowing down. I know weight is really a terrible measure, but it has to mean something. I do notice, even though the weight has plateaued this week, that my pants are starting to loosen up and I may need a belt soon.
Quick update: since this was the end of my first week and Sat. was a cheat day.
End of the week update in my quest to drop a few pounds. The goal, I believe is to get from 240 lbs to 200 lbs. Since the holidays I had some easy quick wins, just by stopping with the soda and sugar. I did not expect it to be this much. I weighed in this morning at 231.2. That is almost 9 lbs this week!
Outside of my health, which I am trying desperately to get under control, I have been feeding my mind with books. I realized during the Christmas break, that I have never read A Christmas Carol from Charles Dickens. I have watched the movie a 100 times, but I thought, I have that book sitting on my bookshelf, why not read it? Turns out its not that long and only took me a couple of days - Mostly because I was being lazy.
At the risk of turning this into a food and weight-loss blog, I am beginning to see results. I hope you will indulge me as I try to transform my health.
I began 2019 at 240 lbs. I reached 220 lbs at one point with the slow carb for a month or so, but again felt to gross to continue. I began 2020 at 240 lbs. Something needs to change and so this is my plan.
I think this is a wonderful time of year. I know people will say that New Years Resolutions do not make a difference; that they will not last, but I think it is important all the same. I like the idea of starting new, refreshing old goals, re-evaluating where you are at in life and trying again. After all, I believe that is part of our purpose - to renew our hearts and start again.
Life is short, be kind, be the one.
I love this time a year. I hope this is a time of peace for everyone and you have a great holiday season. It has been an interesting and challenging year, but I think a rewarding one with much growth.
I have been working hard to better my 5k time every Friday. I try to workout doing weights and a little running during the week and then on Friday I run a 5K on the treadmill. I got a little discouraged last week because my time was terrible and I kept getting shin splints when I ran. Still I continued on and these are my results: