The doctor will be so happy with me. He wanted me to lose 10 pounds and I have lost 20, since January. Not dramatic, but permanent. How did I do it, you ask? Well, whether you are being polite or really want to know, I’ll tell you, because it might help someone.
I have been up and down and up and down most of my life. The first time, after the birth of my two daughters, there was this carmel chewy diet cube called AIDS. Now, I realize why they would pull it and rename it (this was before the virus) but I do not find it under any name. I lost a lot of weight chewing those cubes and as I got lower, I started doing yoga.
I love yoga. I have turned to it many times in my life since and, while I am not doing it nightly, as I would like to, I still practice many of the techniques I learned from it. I can make myself warm up in an otherwise cold environment when I do not have adequate clothing. Anyway,
I have done little white pills, and no carbs, and a space age diet packet thing in the 70’s. You lose weight on it all, but it comes back. So, this time, I just decided to cut my portions in half, or near half to start with. Lost some weight, cut out red meat except occasionally. Lost some weight, so cut my portions again. Lost some weight, so cut out sugary food. (even though this is what I want to be eating Cake Wrecks .You see the point here. You take it one step at a time.
I have a good friend who quit drinking. He felt he could not preach to his son, who was having a drug problem, when he was drinking. Well, he felt so much better that he quit smoking. He felt so much better, that he started walking. He felt so much better he worked on his diet. You see the point here?
When it is something you really want, you practice. You pick up the instrument and you start with Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and, when you want to lose weight, you practice for the time when you turn around and go, “I did it. I’ve lost weight, I’m still losing, my blood sugar is good, my blood pressure is great and my blood counts are excellent.”
So, soon I will be back on the treadmill and I’m working up to the weights again. I love lifting weights. My energy is coming back and I’m cleaning up my downstairs studio. I feel like I am living again.
Just thought you should know. Good luck to you, too.