Dec. 3, 2016

and I begin again

On February 27, 2016, I began posting that I had a goal to lose 50 pounds in one year by low carbing. I thought that by giving myself a year, this was a definite, doable thing.

Started out gangbusters by losing 33 lbs, then I fell off the low carb wagon and gained 18 pounds back.  This was no surprise to me, because I have probably lost around 500 lbs in my lifetime, only to gain it all back, plus extra.

Okay, that was the past, this is the present… my fantastical personal trainer, Becky, has put me on another path to losing weight. She has stoked the fire inside me to begin anew. Never give up the ship, I always say. No, I don’t always say that, because I’m not that positive a person.  But, and I have a big one, I keep trying; and that’s the jest of it all, isn’t it?  Never give up, keep on rolling, blah blah blah.

First off, she had me record my measurements. Holy cow, that was scary as heck to look at my body that up close and personal. Gees louise, the nightmares! Ok, that’s enough self-loathing. I’m going to work hard to get away from all the hating my body thoughts.

Becky has assigned me to eat between 1400 and 1500 calories daily - 135 grams of protein, 15 to 30 grams of fat, 120 grams of carbs. She works me out twice a week, and I’m going to try to exercise on my own throughout the week without her. I’m to weigh myself at the gym every Friday.

So, here I am, 64 years old, weighing in at 213 lbs and on a new adventure to get fit. I can do this. Thank you my sweet Becky, you’re an angel.

If any of you want to share your diet experiences or tips or ideas, please do. I’m interested. I care. We can do this together!

Thank you for reading. I love you all!

[Maybe I should rename my blog from gammajill to "But, and I have a big one."]