Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I've Become Obsessed!!

I've become obsessed with power walking, dieting and losing weight. It all started a few months ago when I looked at pictures of myself and was appalled at what was staring back at me.
Since then I have started power walking 2.5 miles per day, usually with a 3 pound weight in each hand and sometimes with ankle weights on. I have cut out all fried foods, which in itself is a miracle. I eat lots of veggies, sliced tomatoes and Slim Fast Shakes.
So far I have lost 13 pounds, but seem to be at a stand still right now. Not gaining, not losing. This morning my neighbor, Joy, who probably gets sick of me calling her to walk with me every day, told me to add more protein in the morning. Maybe a bagel with peanut butter.
This picture is looking back from my 1/2 way mark of my walk. I have pulled two hills. About 1 mile.
This picture shows Joy walking up to meet me at this 1/2 way mark. She lives at the farm just behind her on the left.
Angel, my German Shepard, knows the routine. When she sees me bend over for me tennis shoes she can hardly contain herself. Her walk consists of swims in the creek, chasing up pheasants and running through the corn fields.

I feel much better these days and seem to be in a better mood. My goal is to lose 20 more pounds before this winter and Isla!! Then to maintain the exercise and healthy eating.


1st Mate said...

It'll all be worth it when you get into your bathing suit at Isla.

What I'm trying is to cut out all sugar and refined flour. The good news is I can still eat corn tortillas. And heck, I can't get bagels here anyway...

CancunCanuck said...

Good for you, exercise is not only good for the body, but good for the soul. Enjoy those walks!

Ann said...

Thats great, Brenda!I hope by the time I hit Isla in Jan. to have dropped some weight, too. I'll get serious again next week after our fair. Keep it up!

Islaholic Trixie said...

1st Mate...I have cut out the sugar too. Found some Atkins Peanut Butter/Choc Bars. I only eat 1/2 of one per day if I get a sweets craving. They are expensive.
Cancuncanuck..I am really enjoying the walks. I don't run, but I do keep up a pretty fast walking pace.
Jamqueen...Those fair foods will kill anyones diet. That's why I stay away from them!! Let me know how you are doing. I don't know if it was my girlfriends advice on the early morning protein, but I dropped some more weight yesterday!!

Islagringo said...

I'm happy if you're happy. I don't understand the fixation on skinny that women have. One nice thing about the men down here: they appreciate a woman who looks like a woman, curves and all! I admire your ability to walk and where you get to walk. Very nice.