Friday, August 17, 2012
Traffic on the River
Have not said much about the diet lately. Not much to say. It just goes along. Have lost 106# and was recently shopping and got into an 18-20 jacket!! AND it fit!!! Which i then HAD to have, it is faux leather, but very cute!! (from a size 32 or 4x) All around things are getting way too loose (underwear) things i bought a couple months ago no longer fit well, but hang on me. Luci and i have been going for walks a couple times a day to the back part of the yard. Have a goal to go all the way to the top and around a certain tree then back. NO SHORTCUTS!!! I make deals with myself and talk myself out of doing as planned, normally, as i don't feel i can walk another step or climb one more hill or go one more block!!! But since i am not lugging around all that weight, i seem to be doing much better in walking and moving from one place to another w/o being out of breathe or something or another hurting. All in all i feel pretty darn good!!! Yet i never really feel as if i am FULL or never really feel hungry, sort of have an eh? attitude towards eating. I will think i crave something, take a bite, then that is it, don't want it anymore.
Some things really smell good, then don't taste as good as they smell.....
Don't really feel as if i really want anything to eat. All the joy has gone out of planning and eating. Is that a good thing or not, don't know. Well, it is a good thing as i no longer need worry about it. And i am investigating, trying to lean towards vegetarian type foods as meat is not very exciting. Enjoy salty much more than sweet... And want whole, organic foods rather than all of the preservatives.
I am no longer on ANY medications, no high blood pressure, no diabetes, no cholesterol problems, and have stopped the anti-depressants with no residual affects to me or those around me :) Just taking an array of vitamins. My knees/feet no longer ache or downright hurt after a walk or shopping :) or just sitting.
The only problem i have is my back, which i think something else is going on. There was a person in my support group that had the same problem and was going to physical therapy as all the surrounding fat was gone in a relatively short time, no time to strengthen and her spine was having a hard time holding her up! Can u believe??? Sounded fishy to me (a way to get money from physical therapy) but maybe...... I was diagnosed with arthritis in my back about 20 years ago, i don't suppose that has gone away, but there have been no flare-ups this past month, but then i have not been doing anything strenuous either, not even cleaning house!!!
So there u have it, whether u are interested or not :)
I am pretty darn happy with the results so far and excited for the ZipLine on Monday. There are 3 of us going and am sure it will be a BLAST, something outside my comfort zone, for all of us!!!
Take Care & God Bless All