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Saturday, April 27, 2013

weight loss update

  When I started the "New Plan" in early March  I weighted 235. Here it is the end of April and this morning I weighted 212. Not too bad for two months and the weather is just now good enough for me to walk every day or ride my bicycle.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Plateaus In Weight loss

         If you will notice ALL weight loss plans no matter how magically you will lose weight by taking what ever pill or drink, all of them will have a tiny disclaimer that results will vary and will improve with an exercise regime. I started out having about 45 pounds that I needed to lose. the first 15-20 lbs come off very quickly with improvements and a change in diet. I also do a few push ups and chin ups and walk at least 3 or 4 times a week. You will continue to lose weight and your health will continue to improve but it will slow down.
    I didn't, and I'm sure you didn't, get over wight over night. Things take time.  The only problem is when your weight loss slows down you will get discouraged and you will soon undermine your progress. Believe me I speak from experience.
         How to over come this;
            First, you must keep motivated. whatever motivates you to lose weight keep it in front of you. Keep it in the forefront. Look at it, go over it every morning when you get up and every night when you go to bed.
           Secondly, do something different. Do a different exercise. ride a bike instead of walking. I like to carry 10 lbs of weight when I walk and exercise. This fools your body into burning calories at a rate for someone that weighs 10 pounds extra. Your body doesn't differentiate between what is your weight and the weight your carrying. All your heart and things that control your metabolism knows is that it is having to work at that extra level of weight.
          Thirdly, I am no athlete and I am not good at sports in general. But find time and ways in your day to play. ANY activity where you move and challenge yourself is a good thing.
     If you have reached a plateau and we all do, try doing these things before you get discouraged. give yourself a week. Remember things take time, but if you do the things I talk about in this blog you will lose weight and your overall health will improve.
                   I guarantee you, these things that I talk about in this blog will help you on your way to a healthier joyful life.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Pushing Through Bad Times

            None of us are perfect. No plan is perfect. No relationship is perfect. No matter how good life gets there will be set backs. The Tao teaches us that with out the bad, the difficult, the bumpy road there could be no good. The bad makes the good that much sweeter.
          When you have a bad day, remind yourself that it wont last. Breath deeeeeeppppppp. Always have a favorite quote, antidote, song or phrase, what ever it is that inspires you, keep that close. Remember no matter how alone you are in your struggle you are not alone. We are struggling, each one of us on this earth struggle with you.
          Count your blessings. We all have them. Pray for better times and success, they will come!
 Endure and PUSH your self forward!
    In Peace and Happiness