Monday, October 17, 2011

Just Keep Swimming

I'm still losing weight. It's a combination of tracking my food daily, staying with my calorie range, one hour of pool exercise twice a week and, probably, adjustments to my thyroid medications.

I slip now and then, sometimes badly, with my calories. But the interval before I get back on track keeps getting shorter. It used to be months or weeks or days before I would "start over." This week, it was just one meal - dinner. I had my husband toss the high-calorie leftovers and take the remaining cake to work. I got it out of the house before I continued the binge on the following day. It feels good.

I'm in new territory now. I haven't been this low in weight in probably a decade. It is encouraging to feel as if I am finally, solidly, on the road to a healthier weight. I'll never be Miss Skinny. However, I can be someone who has a normal life. One where I can grocery shop, walk my dog, clean my house, shower without assistance, and buy clothes from a store. Won't it be nice?

Monday, October 3, 2011

That's More Like It

The seven pound loss is unexpected but welcome. I'm the lowest weight I've been in a decade or so. I have to say that the pool exercise and the additional activity, mostly light housekeeping, I've been doing has really paid off. I'm also trying to keep my calories to between 2200 - 2400 calories a day with mixed success.

The light housekeeping usually involves just one or two minutes of me standing on my feet and doing things like dusting, putting something away, or swiping over a bathroom surface. It's not much, but it seems to be contributing to the loss.

FlyLady says you can do anything for 15 minutes. Well, no, I can't. But I can do a minute or two and I've really been pushing myself to do so.