Add Weight Loss to Your To-Do List!
I used to weight 135lbs with my height of 5”2. I have been carrying this excess weight ever since I gave birth. I gained 25 lbs and never lost it.
I started to mull on the idea of losing weight when my knees started to hurt when I carried my baby Josh for a long time. Add to that, my friends are all thin and they were very supportive of me.
It was not easy at the start so I had to write it down on my schedule as part of my to do list. Writing it down makes me feel I have to scratch it out at the end of the day. This helped a lot.
I started arranging my schedule in order to accommodate increased accommodate increased time to exercise and to prepare my food. I had to wake up an hour and a half earlier to start biking in the park. I had to bike early as I would be too tired if I went there after work. The waking up part was really hard but I tried using my I-pod as my alarm thus motivating songs woke me up. I biked thrice a week and tried doing yoga for relaxation twice a week during my non biking days. I left the weekends free for family and chores.
I then had to alter my diet. Food preparation did not take as long as I thought. There were many readily available pre-cut and mixed salads. All I had to do was prepare the dressing.
It was hard to let go of pastas and meat but I was slowly able to let go because I bought tons of seafood and new cook books too. I concentrated on trying to learn new recipes for seafood.
Whenever we ate out, I would order the soup and salad. If I liked the salad, I will try copying and making the dressing. My family was definitely very supportive as they ate the same food as I did.
In the end, my fitness quest helped to increase my self–control and self–confidence. I was able to lose 20 lbs in six months. I need to lose five more to get to my ideal but I have been trying to keep up my diet by loving what it does for me.
Click here to post comments
Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Eating Healthy and Losing Weight.