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I'm stuck

Saturday, December 10, 2016

I am stuck. S T U C K

Today I realized I've been playing with the same lbs. I'm not happy with that. I'm working too hard to be gaining nothing in the exercise, physical wellness, and weight condition.

I've checked my belt. I'm on the same notch, and it's not getting looser. I went up a pant size and I'm getting winded going up the stairs. I'm doing the same things that worked to lose 40 lbs and am now getting nowhere. What scares me is that's one of the definitions of insanity, isn't it? Doing the same stuff and expecting a different result?

Well, it's not the new year, but I'm looking at changing it up. I have crap for knees, but I've lost 40 lbs now, and it is easier to walk. I went shopping with my friends and realized that I have been avoiding walking. Ok, it was snowing. One friend lost her balance on a brick sidewalk and fell on her kiester. I don't want to be left out because of my health. I don't want to only have friends that are really old because those are the only ones I can keep up with. Since I broke my arm, i'm a little leary about going to the gym.

I also noticed today that I have learned to look at the skinny or low calorie part of the menu first. That's good, but apparently I don't always eat where you are handed a menu and can be assured that a special request will be honored. I have to eat less where chef McDonald is cooking. I bought a colander for my canned goods. I decided that I'm going to try to learn one thing about cooking every day for 30 days. I'm going to stop growling about how I hate to cook because I can't remember how (darned drug.)

OK... and I have to get my a1c back in line. Over the last year, everything else has gone back. The a1c is close, but I'm still on the I can do this with diet program. It really looks like I can. I hate it when the dr says it's all about the drugs she prescribed (and I never picked up.)

Well, here I go.... Off to live my life, and recharged with a new plan (and some new ideas) and I believe that are enough to take me down the weight scale, down the med #'s and off on the path to better health!

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