Slow and steady
Friday, April 13, 2018
I am 54 now I have been on this journey for 10 years or honestly more like 30. This year I was not able to control my blood pressure with just diet and exercise. I had to start taking blood pressure medicine. However that motivated me into trying harder to lose weight, and I’m hoping to get off the medicine after I lose another 10 pounds specially since I forget to take it half the time .
The fact that my daughter is getting married in August has also been a big big motivator . I don’t want to be a fat mama. So I’ve lost about 12 pounds since September. I’ve gone down to a size 12, but now I have a size 10 dress I want to wear that I paid way too much money for so I need to wear it. I have been exercising by walking and doing resistance or weight training. People are noticing the change in my body and I am too. My face is more slender, and I have better posture. I have been doing intermittent fasting for about three weeks except I took a week off in between when I was in on vacation. The two weeks that I did the intermittent fasting, I was also tracking my food intake really well. I don’t eat sugar 99% of the time. I only drink water and sometimes make hibiscus tea without sugar because it’s a natural diuretic. This last week I did not track well but I’m feeling more motivated than ever and something that I read that someone posted about the difference between motivation and discipline really made me think hard and understand that motivation is very fickle a discipline is something that you built day by day , and so I have been thinking of that and working on building discipline in every aspect of my life, and I have to say it really feels good