Today is the beginning of week 4 for me and my health journey. Steve and I began Eat to Live on July 1 (it is now July 22), and we have stuck to the program like glue! I am happy to report that I am feeling more and more energetic, more happy, have a clearer mind, and just an overall sense of well being. I do not feel cheated on what I get to eat, I feel liberated. My cravings for sweets are gone. I fulfill that desire now with fresh fruit. We try to weigh every day, but count our weigh in on Sunday as the official. I am happy to report that my weight loss from July 1 is a solid 18 pounds! We have committed ourselves to 6 weeks of this program, yet I can see us carrying this further and further. Steve has lost 15 total. I would encourage everyone to read the book “Eat to Live” and follow its principles.
I have committed myself to begin my exercise regimen this week as well. I am pleased to report my progress. I worked out on the elliptical machine at the Health and Wellness Center (no arms yet.. just my legs) on Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Each time, I went for a total of 20 minutes, on the lowest resistance setting. Furthermore, I went to the water aerobics morning class on Wednesday and Thursday. I rested on Saturday and walked one mile down our road and West Lake this morning. Ahhhhhh it is a challenge for me FOR SURE, but I feel so great after it’s all over! I am committing to 6 days again this coming week. Thank you for following my blog. It’s feeds my enthusiasm for this.