Yes, I know I am fat, anyone who sees me knows this.
My cholesterol is a bit high. This has never been an issue, but I need to bring it down through Diet and exercise. I am not a big pill taker.
These combined are a big health risk. Now I am also scared.
When I am scared, I tend to do something about it.
- I do not want to be the size I am.
- I do not want to loose weight so fast I make myself sick, but I want to loose weigh in a steady healthy manner.
In talking to my doctor, she says 1-2 pounds a week is okay, if you allow for slip-ups and not beat yourself up over them. Small goals are great but you need a major number to work towards in order to know your goal.
- My major number is 160.
- My small goal is 1 pound a week.
- I figure it will take me 2 years.
I will exercise daily.
This does not mean I will run 5 miles daily, it means that everyday I add some movement to my life that was not there before. Thank God, I am starting when I can be outside. Today I will take a walk. Not far, not brisk, but a walk. I am still recovering after all, but I can do something. Later in the year, when money allows, I will get a recumbent bike and a treadmill so I can work out over the winter. I do not like gyms, so I will not join one again and throw my money away; I will exercise at home and should have been doing it all along.
Another thing is to eat healthier and only allow treats on occasion. To cut them out fully will not work I know this. Heck, ask any fat person around...they will tell you how to diet. I just need to apply my knowledge:
- Less fat
- Less carbohydrates (not no carb)
- 8 oz lean protein daily
- veggies and fruits
- Drink water- am I weird that I do not like the taste of water. I need to get over this.
Things I will not give up:
I do these things for fun in my life. I need to add to my life so I can live it longer.