Downsize me has lost 20 lbs. It is a long journey full of ups and downs. If I could just remember that consistency is the key and keep in mind that this is a journey and not a diet.
It has definitely been a challenge to work in the much needed exercise.
I have a Total Gym and an eliptical trainer. Since my morning begins at
5:15 am, there is not much time to exercise in the morning. I have had to
arrange any exercise in the afternoons. Lately, I have used one or the other,
but not both in the same day. I have been faithful to exercise at least 3 times a
week. My goal is to get up 15 minutes earlier and workout on the Total Gym
and then run on the eliptical in the afternoon for at least 20-25 minutes.
Because I have so much to lose, exercise is a must. Otherwise I will be
left with a lot of very flabby skin. Besides, the exercise makes me feel
wonderful! I really miss it when I skip a day.
- Avoid eating or drinking after 6 PM.
- Drink at least 64 oz. of water per day.
Eating before 6 pm allows your body to burn calories before going to bed.
Drinking water not only boost your metabolic rate, but also helps to prevent
overeating. You will find that you will feel more energetic by reaching for the
water jug instead of feeding the hunger sensations every time you feel them.
Try it! It really works!
So here I am at fifty ready to embark upon the journey of a life-time. A journey to lose half of me. It is high time to shed the extra me I have been carrying around for so long.
I’m ready! I have the mind set and the determination. I‘ve got to muster the will power and the discipline. It is best to view this as a journey and not a diet. Diets make me think of broiled meats and tasteless veggies. Diets come with too many restrictions which may lead to overindulgence and yoyo dieting. I know, I have been there too many times before. Well it’s a given… with any weight loss plan one must burn off more calories than one takes in, so I have chosen to use the Weight Watchers point system and to exercise for at least twenty five minutes, five times a week.
Let’s get started! Shall we?
* Decide on a plan.
* Determine an ultimate goal weight.
* Set a reasonable weekly goal and divide by the ultimate goal weight.
* Plan menu for the week including snacks.
* Cook meals in advance.
* Decide on what type of exercise and set aside time to make it happen.
* Keep track of points, minutes exercised, and a food log.
Follow along with me as I journey to downsize to a healthier me.
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