Tuesday, March 31, 2015

where I have been

It's been awhile....Have I ever mentioned I'm not great at keeping a blog? But here is my attempt to at least TRY to re-start.

I've been working on my overall health in a few different ways....

1) Slow, sustainable weight loss - Since Oct, I've been working on my slow, sustainable fat loss using Weight Watchers. And so far it's been going pretty well. I've been successfully eating the foods I enjoy, upping foods that are better for me than others (ie, fruits and veggies), and overall living my life without a lot of food guilt or restricting. And the result is that I've lost 12lbs. Which averages out to a 1/2 a pound a week since I've started. It's slow, but it's going. What I'm most proud of is that I've learned to incorporate WW into my life and I've tailored it to me and not the other way around. It's liberating to both eat all the foods you enjoy and also lose weight. Who knew right?

2) Drs appointments/check-ups - I HATE blood tests. They are awful for me, including lots of light-headedness and vomiting. But I knew it was time, I hadn't had blood work since 2010 and I wanted to know how my levels were. So I bit the bullet, gave the blood, passed out, threw up, and got my results. And I'm happy to say ALL of my numbers got better and some by a LOT! It's important to know your numbers, don't be afraid!

3) Therapy - yes, therapy, a shrink. I, after many, many years of avoiding it, have decided to head back to therapy. Its been almost 7 years and it's time. It's time to take care of my mental health and not just my physical health. So I start today, and I'm scared. But I got this, I can do it! And I will do it!

Keep up with my story on my Facebook, where I update much more often - https://www.facebook.com/patiencetoprogress

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