Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Health Update

I wanted to update on some of my health goals. I wish I was reporting about the success I have had, but this is not the case.

My goal is to lose over 60 pounds.

Here is how I am trying to accomplish that:

-walking 45 min-60 min 3-4 times a week
-not eating past 9pm (for a 12 hour break of not eating)
-drinking enough water (not necessarily 8 glasses a day, but right amount for me)
-tracking foods eaten here

Here is how I am doing:
-walking - I actually have walked 3 days a week for at least 45min. since mid Oct., so it has been 4 months of walking, but I still hate getting up to walk (we walk about 8:45-9:30)
-not eating past 9pm - I am failing on this one
-drinking enough water - Also failing on this one
-tracking foods eaten - I do this successfully about 2 times a week, not enough

I lost 6 pounds, but gained back 2. So I am averaging a weight loss of 1 pound a month.

I am realizing that food really is an addiction for me, especially food with sugar.

I am so glad I am going to Wellness Week (really 6 days) to focus on these issues at the end of April. I really wanted to lose 16 pounds before then (so 12 more.) Not sure if that is possible in just 2 months especially at the rate I have been going.

Ahhhh! Any prayers about my health are appreciated. Thanks.



HS @ Our Debt Blog said...

Hey Becky,

I've lost a total of 28 pounds since November 2010. The best advice I can give you is to cut out all sugar and go low carb, simple and you don't even need to exercise, you can do a bit of cardio for the heart.

Good Luck!


Becky R said...


That is great, congrats on your weight loss.
I agree I need to cut out sugar, but since I am realizing it is such an addiction that is harder said then done.