Happy New Year and best wishes for a successful 2015. This year will be a success for me if I am able to lose a significant amount of weight and manage my diabetes better. With over 250 pounds to lose, even losing fifty pounds would let me know that progress in the right direction has occurred. My main goal for 2015 is to end the year healthier than I am now.
2014 was another bust as far as weight loss goes. In fact, I gained a few pounds. When I weighed in this past Sunday, the scale read 399.8 pounds. Yikes! Double Yikes! This is the most I have ever weighed and I want to keep it that way. I can feel the recent weight gain too. I feel it in my knees and lower back. Not a great feeling, so I need to make a change.
2014 has to be my most inactive year ever. Since January 2008, I have been wearing a pedometer daily. Each year thereafter my steps have decreased with this year's tally being the lowest ever. Looking at the numbers remind me of what I already know. I have been sitting on my butt the majority of my time and not out and about living life to the fullest. My husband made a comment recently telling me that I don't go anywhere. He's right. Besides going to work, stopping by a restaurant on the way home or to appointments, I hardly go anywhere. I stopped going to the movies, grocery or other shopping and turn down invitations if they will put me in public places or require too much exertion on my part. I've always wondered how people became so large that they were home-bound or bedridden. Maybe this is how it starts. Slowly but surely deciding to stay home rather than getting out of the lazy boy and going places. Since I don't want that kind of life and I am not fully enjoying the way I live now, I need to take action and start moving and going out more, no matter how uncomfortable it is at first.
Knowing what I need to do and doing it are two completely different things. Here's to taking action in 2015! Best wishes to all.