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Do I need another new life style? Yikes!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Jan 12 last year, I began a new job. The atmosphere is very good, and I still believe they are a very nurturing group of people. Unfortunately, their brand of nurturing is sweets. I have learned that I don't need donuts every time they appear, I skipped them yesterday. I need to skip them every time.

Jan 29 last year, I fell down steps, and I still can't walk for exercise.

Jan 2 this year, I returned from another fabulous trip to New Zealand; it was a cruise, so we all know what the food situation is there.

I quit weighing in about 4 months ago, it was too depressing. I broke down and looked this morning.

So, here's the assessment. If I don't do a workout of some type, and it used to be walking, I will gain about a pound per week. And, when I do my 2 miles per day workout, I lose about 1 pound per week.

Now, there's a testimonial to exercise! I have to do it, or else. Or else, I can't eat the way my new life style was.

Do I need another life style? I need to rethink it all. I feel like my whole life is a jig saw puzzle, and in the last two years, the bumps on the pieces got changed, and I nearly had it back together, the bumps changed, and I can't get it back together.

I know panic is not the solution, and I need to figure out what I can do.

Jan 11, this week, our building got a little cafeteria, and this week I added cottage cheese and pineapple to my breakfast (bagel and cream cheese). It makes me less voracious at lunch. And, now we have a fresh salad bar (and other evil things) at lunch time. That made me less crazy at dinner time. I can avoid the evil things.

Maybe, that is why I decided it was time to face the scales.

Here's to the next new life style. Thank you for the new cafeteria.

I will continue to walk to and from the bus, it is about 15 minutes of walking, but it is not aerobic like my walking was before. I pray for relief from icy sidewalks this winter. So far, so good. I have not fallen. We are expecting a winter blast this week.

I hope you are all coping with these struggles the best you can.

One more confession, I really wasn't prepared for how I really looked after I lost 50. All I saw was a sagging 66 year old body and 50 more pounds to go. I need to figure that out too.
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    Best wishes Karen in getting your health back! It sounds like you are making great strides. I faced a similar challenge last year: I injured my hip and pelvis in a fall on ice, then had surgery on my foot. It has taken a lot longer to recover than I anticipated. I am trying to gradually increase my distance walking. But I had to take off a significant amount of time from exercising (more than a year) and I gained weight while not exercising. I am losing weight again now, but it takes time.

    I am trying to vary my exercises more because I still can't hike at my former pace/distances. I am including water exercises at our community pool, and classes at the senior fitness center (yoga, strength, conditioning etc). Perhaps you might be able to do non-weight bearing exercise like water fitness or exercise bicycle more easily than walking.

    Best wishes to you! You are making some great decisions and great choices.
    1866 days ago
    Great blog! Kudos in being honest with yourself about where you are now. It isn't an easy task!
    I have to admit that your last point was a punch to the gut. I have felt the same way - unprepared for how I look after getting halfway to goal - but couldn't figure out how to express it. I didn't expect model skin but I also didn't realize how significant the excess skin would be.
    1866 days ago
    Great blog.
    1866 days ago
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