Time for an update on my efforts to make my body healthier.
I’ve been walking and eating better for almost 6 days now and it’s hard. I miss fast food, I miss cheese, and I miss lounging on my chair.
I have been under my calorie count on all but 1 day so far and that one day I was over by 170. I’ve walked a touch over a mile every day, and been doing solid on my times.
I’ve been eating a ton of pickles, olives, and cucumbers. Bananas, and apples. Homemade green tea, no sugar. Water, water, water.
Ramping up my activity at PT, I’m getting rave reviews from the staff there. I’ve even been told that if I keep up my pace, I’ll be fine to return to work on my expected date.
I’m eating some fast food today, Easter Sunday, and later on I’ll be eating chicken, stuffing and potatoes. But tomorrow, I’m back at it hardcore.
I’m not gonna stop until I’m under 180.
In my first week I’ve lost 4 pounds. That’s a great mark, it’s been so rough but I’m motivated and focused.
My hip screams at me when I do my walks, but I push through and whine about it after. I need to get longer or faster, not sure which, but it needs to happen.
If anyone has any advice on how to keep my spirits up through this journey, feel free to share.
I appreciate the support from those who are doing so.
My final thought for this update is that I don’t know if I’d even been pushing through it were not for my better half. She walks with me, she eats better with me, and we motivate each other.
I stay focused through her support, and the feedback from a few of you, my new friends, my old friends, my loves and my heart smarters.
Until next time, 4 pounds down, energy level raising, and pain is still high but I’m getting stronger than it.