Thursday, May 28, 2009

Little Sucesses Are the Sweetest

I got some really sweet news from my doctor yesterday. Almost all of my numbers are back down in normal range. Seems my frequent swimming sessions with Chica are beginning to pay off. Best of all, I have lost 5lbs since my last visit. I won't tell you how many more I have to go but I've decided to work on it in small amounts.

Saying I have to lose 25 lbs only sets me up for disappointment if it doesn't drop away rapidly. But if I only have to lose 5 lbs five more times it might not be so tough. We'll see. I'm feeling much better with regular exercise too so there's an added benefit.

With so many weight loss systems out there its very tempting to try the wonder cure of the month; the pills to take while you are walking, working, even sleeping. There are diet teas and diet candies guaranteed to melt the pounds away with no effort.

There have been many exercise and nutrition programs that work very well for some people and not at all for others.

I did go to Weight Watchers many years ago but the problem was that they held their meetings across the parking lot from Friendly's Ice Cream shop. TOPS worked pretty well for me one summer but I couldn't ever get past the cute songs and inspirational stories enough to actually embrace the philosophy behind the group.

Then there are the truly wacky things people dream up.

I know that a healthy diet and moderate exercise is the best way for me to get rid of the more ample parts of me. I have also come to a point in my life when I know I'm possibly not one of those people who is supposed to weigh only 100 lbs like my Mother. That's okay with me. As long as I'm healthy, I'm not striving to look like Sally Field or Jane Fonda.

So I'm off to bed so I'll be fresh tomorrow to go do my water aerobics. It's nice to be able to work with a group who have the same goals. Better health. I will stick to the simple plan and I'll sleep well knowing I'm not putting chemicals into my body.

Organics are the way to go...

...well up to a point!

See ya down the Road,


hilly said...

Thats awesome Yarntangeler. We are so proud of you!! Keep up the good work and enjoy yourself.

Geezerguy said...

Congratulations, YT. I'm happy and proud for you. Just remember to get to bed early, so you'll be nice and fresh for your session, and for writing about it.

Geezerguy said...

Don't buy the tapeworms...they're just a fad diet thing.

Old Newsie said...

Five pounds down between doctor visits seems like an achievable project. Congrats on the first five.

I walked to the bank the other day. Feel a heck of a lot better since I lost those two ounces. May try it again today.

Oh BTW - There's a hula hoop hanging in the garage here waiting for your next visit

Tangled Noodle said...

That's great news! Do what works best for you but having others share your goals, like your water aerobics group, is an excellent source of support.