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Weight loss so far October 5, 2017

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Just rambling to myself: Well I began this journey.... again.... this past March, the end of March really, and have presently lost 32 pounds. And I know thats an accomplishment because I have not been at this weight in many many years, and I should be happy and I am. However it took over 6 months to do. I had originally set my goal weight to reach by July, and its now October.... but I am within 3 pounds of reaching that goal, and yet, looking at myself, it still isn't quite right, and I guess I may try to loose another 8 pounds. I'm 5'6".

I am 52, going on 53 in December, I just am not as firm like I used to be in my younger days. Its not so much saggy skin, its muscle tissue that seems to not be there anymore. Although I do alot of walking, I suppose picking up weights, 5 pounds, would help with the arms, but I'm not really sure what to do about my thighs that seems boney and no muscle for firmness. Sticks? I walk ALOT. :) I still have a pooch too. :D Less of a pooch, but nevertheless a pooch, but my smaller pants are fitting better, so thats ok.

I have noticed that my bp seems to be coming down. I am on meds, I know I could never stop taking them. I do know when I am stressed, it goes up alot. I have a machine. My Mom has been quite ill and in and out of the hospital. Its weird though, that even having lost this weight, that when I am stressed, it will still go up, until I relax, and then I am ok. I will have to learn to mediate or just tell myself to relax, or something. I don't believe I need a change in medication, because once I am relaxed, I am normal again. But, it is interesting, that stress, can still effect it even with the weight loss.

I like that fact though that having lost this weight, I don't need to wear a thicker pad like I used to wear during exercise.... if you know what I mean. I am now down to thin pads, and sometimes even panty liners for..... um, wetness. Thats a plus!!

I wish I had lady friends nearby who were interested in loosing weight, but I am happy to be a part of Spark People, because it has helped me alot to stay on course, really it has, and I feel accountable participating here. I wish there was like classes of yoga, or something like that for free nearby. It would have been nice to have something at the park where I walk alot with the dogs.

Anyways thats my thoughts for the day. :)





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  • JULIJULINN
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    I hope your mom is feeling better. That can surely give you a lot of stress and make it harder to keep your goals. I lost 20 lbs. last year, the whole year, so 32 in 6 months is GREAT! Keep up the great work! emoticon
    1175 days ago
  • MARILYNROBERT
    Even though you'd like things to be better and different than they are after your amazing weight loss, we have to accept that getting older changes our bodies in ways that we can't stop. I'm working to lose weight but I know that I'm going to have to accept that I'll still be unhappy with some things, just because I'm growing older. I'm working to accept the parts of aging that I can't change so I can appreciate the changes I can make.

    What you have done has made significant difference in your body and your future. Most people can't do what you've done and I urge you to see the amazing accomplishment for what it is...I'm going to remember your success as I continue to take care of myself.

    emoticon You inspire me Ruth emoticon emoticon
    1205 days ago
  • WHYNOTJ1
    Keep up the great work! It sounds as if you are doing awesome! emoticon
    1209 days ago
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