Tuesday, March 31, 2015
I've started with the new way of eating in September last year. The first 3 months was hard, but exciting and full of changes. The least of these some weight loss.
THEN came Christmas..New Years...Visit by family...a 13th birthday party (I'm now a proud parent of a teen!) ...a 4oth Birthday party...a 10th birthday party...more family members visiting.
I ended getting on and off the wagon on a daily basis. And ended up gaining 4kg's in 4 months (of which 3kg was in the last week of family visiting!)
Come 2 weeks ago, I pulled up my socks. I had to rethink and redo and remember a lot of things. The hows, the whys of my lifestyle - now and then and of the past 40 years.
Within the first week I lost the 4kg's that I gained and this past week lost a few more grams. I am making progress again.
Some of the progress a friend of mine pointed out today. She told me that she remembers that six months ago I struggled to move. My movements were slow and painful and today she is amazed at how swiftly I move. I am by no means an athlete! I can hardly manage a 20min walk without something being sore. But I can get up from a chair far easier. I can move around my house and kitchen better and I can manage a slow 15min walk.
My thyroid has been giving me some problems. I went to see a specialist and he commended me on my weight loss so far, but gave me the option to lose weight by surgery or mediation. He is of the opinion that I won't be able to lose all the weight and keep it off by means of weight loss. He asked me to give (especially) surgery serious consideration.
For now I can not consider surgery. I will struggle on with changing my lifestyle and hopefully make a big enough progress so that I do not have to go under the knife.
I am planning to start an exercise regime soon. Seriously, I still have to wrap my head around it - even if it is supposed to be a no-brainer, and soon. I want to be able to move even better that now.
That is me for today. Will check in again soon. Hopefully soon will bring me down another few kilo's.