“You have to stay in shape. My grandmother, she started walking five miles a day when she was 60. She’s 97 today and we don’t know where the hell she is.”
A quick post since I have been remiss. Here are the progress pics for February I took last week & am just now getting around to editing & posting. I lost a total of 3.2lbs in January. Some people may not think that’s much, but I consider it a successful month:~)
Not only am I losing weight, but it’s at as a pleasant side effect of some real changes I am making in my life. I’m not just eating better, I’m thinking better about eating. I am eating better foods because I want to eat better for me, not because I’m gritting my teeth & trying to stick to a diet. (I don’t know how the italics got on for that sentence, but I like it so I’m keeping it!) That’s an awesome change that means I can make it a permanent change.
I’ve also been more active & enjoying it. I’ve started practicing tennis outside class. Hopefully I may actually become good at it, lol. Since recovering from my depressive turn, I have started exercising again. Not only did I hit the park for some backboard tennis practice, I have walked & jogged, did a hike at the local national park, & attended a yoga class. I found out at the last Weight Watchers meeting there is a small yoga studio nearby. I found their website & they had free classes all day for Valentine’s Day. Score! It was very pleasant. My arms definitely felt all the downward facing dogs I did the next day.
Oh, along with the same progress pics I took for last month, this month I also took a close-up of my face, since that’s usually the first place I can tell the difference.
I also took my measurements this month. I entered them in the weight tracker for this week, so it seems they will not show up till my weigh-in tomorrow. I entered them right into the tracker as I went without writing them down, so I’ll have to update that after tomorrow.
I’m getting back into my housework routines, too, slowly but surely. My room is almost ready to move into, & that will be a very good thing. I’ve got some finishing touches to put on the mildew in there from the leak & then hopefully it’ll be safe for me to sleep in. My head will know soon enough if we missed a spot…
All in all, I am feeling much, much better. I met a friend for lunch before tennis last week, & went to a show with a friend here in town Friday night. Had a lot of fun & I think we are going to do it again when they play a little closer this weekend or next. Yesterday after class I met some friends of mine for a long lunch of laughter & reminiscing. It was a really good day. I’m feeling positive & hopeful.