I know I haven’t been updating my journey to being healthy as much as I should. I didn’t want to start it again and leave it mid way like last time.
This has been the problem with me for the last 3 years. And I intend to change it this time. COME WHAT MAY!
If you have seen my very first post on this blog, My Journey to Being Healthy Starts Today you will realize how I promised myself that I would get back my health more than a year ago. I was at my heaviest non-pregnant weight of 197 lbs. I just realized that I could have tripped over to 200 lbs had I not taken any efforts.
The initial pounds came off without doing much. The change of country, the stress, increased physical activity due to circumstances led to a loss of 15 lbs within a couple of months. Though it seems good while writing that I lost a 15 lbs but that I haven’t lost those 15 lbs in a healthy way. And I have stagnated after that since I haven’t pretty much done anything. There have been on and off weight loss journeys but nothing consistent.
I now weight 182 and am still overweight and “fluffy” all over. That’s how I pretty much feel. I have been going for my walks regularly for more than a month now. I have been working out since a week at home. Pilates, Aerobics. I felt now was the time that I could write a post about restarting my journey once again. Though I haven’t seen any weight loss, I feel more energetic, more healthy.
I got my thyroid tested a couple of days ago, and the results have come back normal. So that’s an awesome news for me. The fact that I did take the step to get my thyroid tested was an achievement for me as I have put “my health” as last on the priority list.
I have cut down on refined sugar, instead opting for natural sweeteners like honey, raw sugar, date syrup etc.
The next step was to cut out the refined food. Refined flour, refined oil were shown the door and in came unrefined organic oil and whole wheat flour.
Fresh produce are very much a part of my diet now. I munch happily on fruits and veggies and log my food on My Fitness Pal.
Though there are days that I crave so bad that I give in, but I pick myself up the next day and I am back on track. The scale is not going to bog me down. I intend to keep up my healthy lifestyle. The results would eventually follow.