You may have noticed that I haven’t blogged much in the last couple of months and there’s really no reason for it other than, like exercise, if I don’t do it first thing it doesn’t get done.
I’m still hanging around 185 pounds which is 5 pounds down from my restart in mid July. The last couple of weekends have had a lot of restaurant and fast food meals, something I don’t typically do on a normal basis and I can tell that has wrecked a little havoc on my weight loss, but I’m back to making decent choices and I feel good. I’ve been walking for a half hour most days and I even went to Zumba again on Tuesday after a 3 month haitus – my Zumba buddy got pregnant and was super nauseated all the time, so no Zumba. I don’t know why I don’t just go by myself. I’ll put that on my list of things to do. :)
Since I’ve started walking again regularly, I am amazed at how much better I feel. Mentally, emotionally, physically – it all feels pretty good right now. Why I can’t remember this when I’m in an exercise funk, I’ll never know.
My Secret Weight Loss group on Facebook is humming along. I’ve got 13 members total, but only about 6 of us are active commenters, which is fine. I’m a little concerned though because I don’t know how to respond to some of the ladies’ weight loss attempts. Of the active members, 2 of us are in the slow and steady camp, 2 of them are lowcarbers, one is more exercise oriented, and one is doing the HGC diet. I know everyone has to find what works for them, but honestly some of the stuff they write about makes me cringe. And also, when they post huge losses (one girl lost 7 pounds last week – and she’s not obese that I can tell) even though I know it’s not healthy, I still get this twinge of “ooooh, maybe I should try low carb for awhile!”. I’ve done low carb and it just didn’t agree with me. I want to “lose it the way I want to live it” (is that a WW quote? where did that quote start?) and for me that means focusing on eating all kinds of healthy foods in moderate amounts, even if it means slower weight loss. I just try to encourage them as best as I can and I’d like to start incorporating a topic of the day or include articles on healthy living or something along those lines.
So really that’s about all I’ve got going on. This might be the least exciting blog post ever. Sorry bout that. I’ll try to make the next post a little more entertaining! :)