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A Turn Around

Posted Nov 16 2011 12:00am
Okay, I haven't been sitting idle on the diet front the last several weeks. I know this blog really looks like it, but I haven't. I have been researching and reading. I have finally come to a conclusion on this. There is no way to lose the weight but to diet and exercise. That is profound. Yeah, I know that everyone knows that, but what makes it profound is when one internalizes the idea and the concept. For months now I have been reading and talking to people who have lost weight from all manner of methods. I even tried a few of my phentermine pills again.

In all my reading and all my research and all my soul search and the random blog posts on here, I have formed a very definitive approach for my weight loss. I recall back in 2008 when I lost 50 pounds, that many times I thought to myself, "why did I waste the last ten years looking for the perfect diet when in reality all I needed to do was to count calories." Yes, that's how I lost that 50 pounds. I can't tell you how that thought has been going over and over in my head the last while. Why would I return to trying out all the different diets when I found what worked for me?

Well people, I'm going back to counting calories and exercising. I'm going to go low carb just because I have to for blood sugar purposes. I am going to use this blog to stay accountable. I am going to eat 1500 calories a day because I want something doable. Every day I am going to exercise. I'm not putting a limit n that. I don't know how far I can walk or what my limitations are really in that area. I'm just going to go out and walk.

I will not be posting every tiny food morsel here but I will be posting my calorie intake daily. I want to also post my exercise and water. I hate water but I know how much it helps. I have experienced it. So here I go. I am going to do this! I haven't set weight loss goals as far as pounds off type goals since back in my 30's when I was a lovely size 10. I like being size 10. I have no grandiose ideas of ever being a size 2. I wasn't a size 2 at birth so why should I try to do that now? But one thing I am going to do now is post a goal of pounds off. My goal is to be 15 pounds lighter by January 1, 2012. Now that might not sound like a lot to all of you but there are several factors involved here. Let me list them: I am 51 years old. I am postmenopausal. The holidays are here.

For me to lose 15 pounds will be a miracle. But I am going to do it. I want this miracle. This morning I am 251 pounds! In 2008 when I started I was 252. I have gained back 49 of the 50 pounds I lost. My goal isn't to be 110 pounds. My goal is to lose 82 pounds to weigh 170. I will readjust that later probably but for now that is where it stands. My determination is huge! I can tell just how determined I am by the very fact that I posted my weight on here. I'm also excited about posting definite goals!!!

I'm ready to take on the day!!
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