Sunday, September 6, 2020

Cheer Me On!

Oh boy!  For the past few months, I intentionally haven't been weighing myself.  You know how even if you don't get on the scale you just know that if you did, you wouldn't be surprised?
It's not even a matter of my clothes not fitting the same,  I feel the extra heavy I've been lugging around.
I wondered if the weight of the world's problems along with my own personal woes, had somehow slowed down my metabolism.   Of course it couldn't be my past six month couch potato-ness or the nightly snack of cookies, ice cream or pie, could it?  I have a sneaky suspicion that it's combination of it all sprinkled with a dusting of depression.

Yeah, so last week I did step on the scale.  And yeah, I wasn't shocked.

But what to do about it.

I thought, I know I will start a blog series on how I'm going to cut the heavy loose.   I'm tired of carrying it around.  It's exhausting.
I know what you're thinking.  "Oh no not another blogger thinking  their public forum space will be a great incentive to stay honest and on track.  Ha!  Like that ever works.  Usually, the series just fades away somewhere between gung-ho and giving up."  That's what you're thinking, isn't it?

I'll pretend I didn't hear that.

So, this week I walked 6 of the 7 days.  I'm taking today off.  It's Sunday.
I'm starting off slow, walking about a 20 minute mile, and walking an average distance of about an extra 1.5 miles a day.
My muscles ache and I haven't lost an ounce.  However, I'm still at the gung-ho stage and not ready to give up.

Cheer me on.  It might help to stretch out the "I'm Going To Lose Weight, You'll See" series for at least another week.



  1. Cheering you on! You can do this! Keep walking, cut back the carbs, eat lots of veggies. It will start coming off. Weigh weekly. I avoided the scale for close to 10 years. No I was not happy with the number when I went back on it but it made me lose close to 50 pounds. Now I weigh weekly and if I am up a pound or two I adjust what I eat that week and it comes off. So make the scale your friend after this. The numbers will go down. I will be with you all the way cheering you on! You can do this!


    1. Thank you Betty! Congratulations on your weight loss. I will take your advice about the scale. It makes sense. :)

  2. I started walking regularly back in April. There are lulls, of course. It's been really hot here, so I haven't been walking for a couple weeks. But once you get started, it's really easy to keep going.

    But, I wanted to encourage you to get one of those walking apps for your phone. It tracks how much you walk, and some of them have challenges you can complete. There's something about having a tracker that helps let you know how well you've been doing. I think positive reinforcement works better, anyway.

    1. Yes, good advice about the tracker. I do wear one and it certainly is a motivator.

  3. Hari OM
    Lynda, this could have been me writing... you know I know and I know you know... Unfortunately I cannot leave my care situation for anything more than five minutes at a time; but I do move as much as I can within the home, including bends and stretches and up and down the stairs! So every step you take, I'll be along with you... &*> YAM xx

    1. I completely understand you regarding your situation. I have been getting out early and am gone for less than 30 minutes. It seems to be working out okay. As you said every step counts. Thanks for the support :)