Last March, I joined Weight Watchers, to get rid of 25 lbs that I was sick of carrying around. I stuck with it for about 10 weeks, and wasn't unhappy with the amount of food that I could eat. But I did get tired of sitting in meetings listening to stuff I already knew. I felt like I was wasting time, and it just somehow didn't feel right.
I did lose a few lbs, and I became acutely aware of how much I was accustomed to overeating.
I wasn't walking because of my plantar fasciitis, but I finally had my heel injected with cortisone, and that started to get better.
Then Roy came into my life, and he was healthy and young and wanted to walk. So walk we did, and walk we do.
And Roy likes to walk FAST.
Since the end of June, Roy and I have walked 3 miles every day, except for one day of the weekend, and then we walk 4.5 miles. I rarely miss a day, unless it is pouring down buckets. Every morning when I wake up, I decide when I am going to walk, and then I plan the rest of my day around THAT.
And I eat pretty much whatever I want, while trying not to be a glutton. Which I have the potential to be. Sometimes, I am, anyway.
So after three months of walking, I have seen change.
I have taken jeans off the shelf of clothes that don't fit, and they slide right on, and zip right up, without a problem. I am down about 14 lbs from last spring, but I definitely have more muscle, and my clothes are fitting differently. In a BETTER way. I don't even care what the scale says, when jeans I love not only fit, but don't cut into my waist when I sit down, that is what matters to me.
This is natural. Sitting in WW is not. Drinking protein shakes for lunch is not. Worrying. Is. Not.
I think it has something to do with finding your true self, without the baggage. The older I get, the more I feel that I have discarded a lot of extraneous stuff. Dyeing my hair. Eyeliner. Disturbing people. Working for somebody else.
An old friend said it was about the chaff falling away, fully becoming the person you are.
Those words soothe me.
Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.