First of all my goals are many. Here are my top 10:
1.) I want to feel better inside and out.
2.) I want to look better.
3.) I am going on my honeymoon in December (of this year).
4.) I want to be a good role model for my children.
5.) I want to be able to RUN several 3K or 5K in 2011.
6.) I want to RUN a marathon by 2012.
7.) I want to continue cooking raw and eating healthy.
8.) I would love to become vegetarian again some day, at least partial.
9.) I want to pass on good habits such as eating raw and healthy foods, to my family.
10.) I want to be an inspiration to others.
I am sure I will add more, as I go on with my progress. But as of right now, I just want to get started and start showing signs of improvement.
April 1 2008, I decided enough was enough. I began eating healthy, and exercising almost every day. By September 2008, I had lost 60 lbs by myself. No stupid weight pills or suppliments, no gym, no nothing but hard work and determination, one day at a time. I have been fighting thyroid issues since 2000, and had my thyroid taken out Aug. 2006.
In September 2008, I went to the doctor and told him of my progress. He politely patted me on the knee and said, "let me help you" then gave me a perscription for phentermine. I started it the next day, and 7 days later, I had only slept 3 hours, and lost an additional 5 lbs. FORGET THAT. I couldn't handle being awake all the time anymore. Pounds lost or not! So I immediately stopped taking it and let the doctor know I was better off doing it myself. At least I felt normal when I was doing it myself.
Since that time, in September 2008, I haven't been able to lose any more weight at all. I have tried and tried. Come to find out, the phentermine completely shut down my metabolism, and I Have had nothing but trouble ever since.
Well, it has been a year and a half since then. Still no change. In fact, the varied numbers in my T3/T4 levels have been reaking havock on my system.
January 2010 I decided to join a gym and really work hard at it. For a month and a half, I worked out almost daily, with very little time off. I measured and weighed my first day. At the end of my month and a half, I weighed and measured and absolutely ZERO change.
My health story is on my other blog (1battleatatime) so I won't go into all of that here. Basically I gave up after a doctor told me I would never change no matter how hard I worked at it.
So here it is another 2 months and I haven't done much of anything to work at it. Well it is now June. My honeymoon is coming up in December, and I have GOT to make a change. I have recently started an herb garden and have started cooking raw, and it is nice. So since it is now the beginning of June, I am going to use this month as my "April 1st" and just go for it. No more junk food, lots of protein, very few carbs. But I can say this, I will not cut out any particular food, because it makes it too hard on anyone when there is an absolute of anything.
I am going to learn new detox recipes, and continue cooking healthy meals and snacks. I have all summer to really buckle down and work hard. I am going to school Monday through Thursday, and I will be going to the gym every day afterwards. So that will give me a permanent start for at least the months of June, July and the beginning of August. Then the 3rd wk in August I will begin going to 2 classes a day Monday through Thursday. Once again I will be going to the gym after class, since I will be up there anyway.
Today is my last day of plan making. I will measure in the morning and get started immediately. I will re-measure and weigh at the end of each monthly cycle.