I joined 12WBT to gain a group of peers to journey with. I need you for motivation. for the motivation of being accountable to. I'm making ground on health recovery but not at losing the weight that I gained while inactive. At seventy this year. I'm pulling out of a serious health issue, still 'at risk,' but I'm recovering better than many younger people.
My goal is to lower my blood pressure, my bad cholesterol, build up to walking 10,000 steps, get back into my size 14 clothes, and to shock my doctor with my transformation—health improvement, and to do it all without injury.
As I was gardening today, I pondered on why many younger people who have had my health problems aren't doing as well as I am. I rolled a heavy pot in place, huffing, puffing and wheezing, while taking care not to put my spine out, and it came to me—the difference in why I'm recovering better than they seem to.The younger ones in the recovery group are perhaps more shocked that I am at having had a close call. I can understand that. However, they seem to be waiting to get well and are upset that it'snot happening and dwelling on it.
Heck, I'm doing something about getting my body healthier. That would also be why many of you would be here. That's why I've ditched the recovery group and being the only one there who talks about exercise. I rejoined this program which will be beyond me in some respects, but you'll not all be sitting waiting to get fit—as if it will come to you without any effort put in on our part. I need to control the amount of food I eat. I eat healthily. I eat too much for what I can use for my age and short height. I'm not finding that easy, as I don't eat unhealthy food nor binge or stress eat. Most people would be slender on the amount that I eat.
I'm thinking that my answer will be in a balance of eating less and increasing my 6000 steps a day to around 10.000 steps.
Being in a group will help me increase my exercise while reducing my calorie intake. I shouldn't need to do anything radical, just stay motivated to be consistent at it permanently, to get to and maintain what I consider is my ideal weight. Happy to start getting to know you all.
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