Mickey DePre was right. I didn’t know how awful I was feeling until I’d been feeling good for a while. I’ve gone from feeling generally blah to having energy like I did when I was in my 20’s & early 30’s. I’m enjoying it a whole lot.
In addition to the re-found energy I’m walking on the treadmill again. I loved walking when I was younger and I’m enjoying it now although I’m not walking around Americus GA! I put on the tunes and walk, walk walk. I’ve gotten up to a good middlin pace of 3.3 mph with a 3% incline I can easily walk 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 miles and hope to be up to 2 miles soon. Bonus: my pants don’t fit so well. I amused myself at MQX by having to yank my pants up as I walked around the classroom. I’m going to need a shopping trip soon.
What I’ve found that has been rather surprising and quite enjoyable is that the amount of food I can eat and what I want to eat has totally changed. Less coffee, more water. Less sugary treats and more fruit & veg. I found years ago that I do better with protein for breakfast – where I once had 2 or 3 eggs for breakfast I now have one. It’s a change that I’m totally loving! The thing is I thought for years something wasn’t right. I struggled with weight loss for so long I thought it would never happen. Now it is with some effort on my part and some not so much. I’m setting what I consider to be a reasonable goal for getting healthier.
Off to do the treadmill and quilt!