Well, it's been 2 weeks today that I have been on my quest. I have to say that I am feeling much better and I am liking the way my face is thinning out in the mirror.
I don't miss bread or cheese. I am eating whole grains/or whole grain cereals & crackers to make up for it, and either Greek yogurt or Feta to curb my dairy cravings and bolster dietary needs. The whole serving size thing has been good for me, for I can be a piggy.
The daily exercise is a good thing and I am less "creaky".
While Harry & I were driving on our ren road trip last week, we stopped at a Thruway rest stop and we saw something that inspired us both. There was an older couple walking in, hand in hand. He had white hair and a white Santa beard and she had blonde hair put up in a loose twist. They had on shorts and were walking very quickly and happily and they were in better shape than I usually see most 30 year olds. They were in their 70's! You could only tell this by his hair color and their faces which showed some wrinkles. But they were VERY fit and strong and happy in each other's company. We noted this and when we saw them again, they were getting into a car with 2 bicycles strapped to the roof of their car. They too, were on an adventure. I said to Harry, "You know...that could be us in the future." He said he liked that idea. These two fit elderly people had an impact on me. I said, "THAT'S what I want to look like as I get older!" The woman had spunk, health and LOTS of energy. No rocking chair for her that's for sure!
There was also an elderly gentleman who came into my office at the college the other day to register for a couple of computer classes with me. He was a cutie, fun, spunky and had a great sense of humor. He registered for "Computer Fundamentals" and "Internet for Seniors". He gave me his credit card to pay for it, and I said, "ooh the numbers on here are kinda hard to read, aren't they?" He said, "Yah, it's been thru a couple of wars..,." and we both laughed. I supported him with encouragement and told him to enjoy his new experiences and he said that "Old dogs need to keep learning new tricks". He got up and left and I mentally calculated his age based upon his birthday. He was 87 years old!! How WONDERFUL! I want to be like that too! Aging gracefully, with humor, wit, continually learning new things and being fit!
This quest I am on is good for me and also good for Harry. I had him take his BP this morning.
His reading floored me: 117/77.
YAY for HARRY!
I also hope that this quest is good for you too?
I know I am a Word Smith.
I also know I feel tedious writing to you about the mundane, what food I ate...it's almost like describing a bowel movement. No one really wants to know what color it is, how big or little or the consistancy. (well, a few of us probably do, but we are the kind of health nut weirdos that read our shite like a Fortune Tellers' card reading or a Japanese Emperor's doctor would....after looking at the shite would declare, "More Rice, More Greens!!" :)
I suppose it's really nobody's business...and too personal for some....
but I said I WOULD do this blogging about my decision to lose weight and get fit and I am trying.
I know..... I am VERY trying. :)
I apologize for filling your email inboxes with stupid blather.
I apologize for seeming trite with all this mundane wordage of calories and itemizing of intake..
I apologize for going on about myself and appearing too self involved with all this.
On the other hand, one thing it HAS done has made me aware of just WHAT I do eat and do
I have lost 6" off my measurements in ONE week!
My BP this morning was the lowest EVA! It was 97/66!!!!!!!!!!! WOOT!
So this fucking project IS a wee success with me in the here and now.
If these blogs are a pain in the arse to you....just delete them!
I will get back to writing more interesting stuff after this QUEST and some new healthy habits are made.
(they say it takes a good month to make a good new habit...)
Of Note: I am going on 10,000 views on this blog since I started it last December!
Thank you for your support and your interest if you are a faithful and current reader!!
I only hope that my writing is a fun, beneficial thing to you, and that you don't hate me or my blather in the long run. I don't want to become a pain or a drippy faucet or squeaky wheel to you. I would hate to be that.
So, now I am off and running.....
(or at least jogging intermittently with my Joe dog :)
Love & Hugs to you, my loyal, faithful and stalwart readers for putting up with me.