My quest at finally shedding 100 pounds or more. Good days or bad, weight up or down, exercised or not, I want to blog about it to for the next 12-20 months. Why the next 20 months. I figure if I lose 5 pounds a month, it will take me 20 months. I'm hoping by doing this, not only will it hold me more accountable, but will help me figure out what triggers my downfalls.
I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME! Philippians 4:13
I finally have lost 75 pounds. YIPPEE!! I still have at least 25-35 more pounds to go and would love to hit the next goal by January 1st. As you can tell by my stats that the weight loss is coming off at a much slower rate now. There are days when I feel like I will never hit my next goal. I often have to remind myself that the weight will come off as long as I keep eating right & keep up with the exercise. I also know it's really is best if the weight comes off at a slow and steady pace. It's not a race. I will tell you that with the 75 pounds off of me, I've never felt better.
My husband, daughter and I climbed Mount Pisgah couple days ago. It is not actually a mountain, but 239 steps to get to a wonderful view of Lake Michigan. The first time up & down, wasn't to bad at all. The second time, I must admit I went a little slower. That's right, you read that right, the second time! I would have tired it one or two more times, but I was going on a long bike ride the next day and didn't want my legs to be to sore for the trip. Guess what? My legs were (and still are) very sore. I discovered that even though I jog, swim and ride a bike, climbing stairs use completely different muscles. My calfs and thighs are sore, and yet I want to do it again before I leave Holland. I still have a hard time wrapping my brain around the idea that I can do it. Last year I wouldn't have even attempted it.
A view from the top. Definitely worth the trip up.
Today's Recipe: "Turkey Veggie Meatloaf" This is so good and only 200 calories per serving. It's very filling.