So, where am I on my weight loss journey? Good question. My back went out again a couple weeks ago and I have been slowly nursing it back to health. So far, I haven't had to go to the chiropractor, so that's good. But to be honest, if I would of had the money to go without sacrificing something else, I would have gone already. It's been pretty painful. I'm hopeful that it's on the mend, but with my back...we'll just have to see. Unfortunately what is for certain, is no exercise. I can walk. Oh can I walk, so I will. But no strenuous aerobics, no core training (right now) none of the really good stuff that takes weight off! So, I've been frustrated. But I'm maintained my weight loss and not put it back on, so I'm grateful for that. Being stuck rejoicing in 8 pounds lost, is much better than being back where I started! Can someone give me an AMEN for that?! That's better than what I would have done in the past. In the past, I've always focused on the negative, gave up, and put it all back on.
So, my goals are to: 1)walk any chance I can get. 2)Drink LOTS of water to keep my metabolism up as high as I can. 3)Eat small, portioned and healthy meals ALL throughout the day, to keep metabolism up. 4)Not be sedentary during the day. My back is helping me with this, because in my normal day, the worst thing I can do for my lower back is sit! So that gives me motivation to stay on my feet which will burn calories over the course of a day!
So there you have it. I'm trying to keep a positive outlook and quit feeling sorry for myself. This is all about being healthy and changing my lifestyle anyway, the weight loss is just a product of those things. But in all honesty, if we do make this trip in August, it would be nice to be able to see our friends and family without all the weight I've put on since we saw them last! ((smile))