Well, Lion Lady is, but don't give me more credit than I deserve. Truth is, I had to "start again" yesterday. Y'see, I know what to do, but I don't often do it. Years ago, my success at anything depended on me berating myself and internally getting mad at myself for motivation. Rather like the quintessential football coach. I'm trying a less negative approach nowadays, and um, haven't got the kinks worked out yet.But you ladies are doing it right with the food thing.
There ya go, sister! Just get out there and do something to get the heart rate up! Walk (not "stroll") for 30 minutes. Make it a start.sidewinder175 wrote:Ok Ladies, now you are making me feel quilty. I keep saying I'm going to start walking and cycling but have a new excuse every day. I guess I have to jump on this bandwagon, and start doing instead of just talking about it,
W00t!Lion_Lady wrote:Oh. I'm not nearly so good as you're giving me credit for. . . Last February I weighed 173. I've lost about 10 pounds, and gained 2 and lost 3 and gained 4, then lost 2, and up and down and up, and down... I don't want to think about how much I MIGHT have lost if, if only I could keep those coupla pounds off, instead of gaining them back.
When hubby and I met, I weighed 151. I wasn't skinny (haven't been since grade school), but I looked darn good. I'm glad I've gotten in the habit of weighing myself EVERY morning. Keep things from getting out of hand. I seem to have this mental block about getting below 160...
YIPPEE!! Its cool the things we notice! I taught a full BRC out on the range for 6+ hours for two days.MZ33 wrote:Hey, working out works!! I can tippy-toe my bike backward out of the garage now, and have held it up a couple of times when I think, previously, we would have toppled over.
"Everyday" stuff... even the long list of activities you do, aren't enough to make a change in your physical fitness. (I used to think it did, myself.) Got to get your heart rate UP for 45 minutes to an hour daily, for the rebuilding of new, healthier muscles and bones to begin.mazer wrote:Ever since my retirement I spend my days in loads of physical activities. I volunteer. Whatever it takes for those who really can not afford someone. Mow lawns, weed, build garden beds, whatever it takes. I even vcolunteer at the local food bank which is very physically demanding. The clinic board is only demanding in that I must re-engage my brain after 5pm