The Great Slim Down of '09 has not gone the way I had hoped. Back in the beginning of the year, things were going along great. I lost about 12 pounds and then the wagon lost a wheel and I fell off. A series of events happened and I lost my weight loss way. I struggled to get back on the now repaired wagon, but when I turned around I found that it had left without me. I pretty much quit trying over the summer and I gained back the twelve pounds plus a couple more. I have insulin resistance and so every time I pass a fast food joint or the candy aisle at the store pounds leap on me and stay. Basically gaining weight is really easy and losing it is doubly difficult because of the metabolic issues with my insulin and glucose. As if losing weight wasn't difficult enough?!?!
After being frustrated for the last 5 weeks I finally see that my body is cooperating again and going the right direction, down! I am back on the insulin resistance medicine (I'm a bad patient), eating is back on track and the Dr. Pepper has been abandoned. I am back to making good choices and in the last week and a half I have dropped seven pounds.
Are you making healthy changes in your life? What are you doing? Do you go to a gym or workout in your living room to a DVD? I would love to hear from you!
Getting healthy is a journey. A journey with discovery and recovery. It's not a diet, it's a lifestyle change.