We are three weeks into the challenge and I am down from 252.4 to 241.6. I myself think that this is very good, considering I'm the type of person who used to think that if you exercised you should automatically lose weight. I used to work out for about a week, and once I saw that the scale didn't change, I gave up. I now know that in order to lose weight, you have to want to do it for yourself. I have always been the type of person to do what others wanted me to do, not what I wanted to do. I am pleased to say I am working on losing weight this time, for me and only me.
I said last week that I feel like my day is complete when I am finished working out. This week I have learned that if I'm not working out at least five days a week, I feel a little depressed for no reason at all. I was unable to put in a full workout week this week due to problems with my blood pressure medication. I am on medicine to lower my blood pressure, but with the exercising and diet change, the medicine was making my blood pressure extremely low. I went to the doctors on Jan. 23 and got my dosage of medication lowered. My doctor said he believes I will be able to come off of my medicine now that I am exercising and eating properly.
Even though I was unable to give my workouts 100 percent, I didn't write in my journal faithfully either. I didn't have any urges to cheat this week. I give myself a pat on the back for that one. I plan on really kicking butt this coming up week, so wish me luck.
I have been having a lot of feed back from my residents at work, they all seem to be very excited for me. I had one lady come up and ask me if I had an extra FIT Magazine because she was going to share it with the other residents when she went to play Bingo that day. I told her indeed I had an extra one on me. I was tickled to know that they are there supporting me.
I do apologze for this week's blog being so short, but not having the ability to give it my all this week, I am kinda short on words. I know some of you are laughing right now because if you know me then you know I am rarely out of words. I promise I will make up for it next week.