Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Since I woke up way too early today, I thought it would be a good chance to try my very first blog post. This will be mostly about what has lead me to this new starting point.
What can I say? Several years ago, I tried out Spark People and really liked it. I lost weight! I found healthy recipes, and learned new workouts. But I didn't stick with it and the pounds slowly came back. Then they went higher than ever before, but I still had moderately healthy cholesterol levels, could get around easily, and never had a problem with blood pressure. Sure I wanted to look better, but I felt pretty good and accepted my fate as someone who would always be large.
My daughter is thin as a rail though, and I noticed I started having trouble keeping up during a trip to Yellowstone in 2016. In fact, I had altitude sickness, but it felt like my heart was being squeezed in a vice. I recovered and life went on.
Fast forward to early 2018, and I started learning about the Keto diet. It sounded like just what I needed! The pounds will fall right off! Well I DID lose some but I felt horrible. I never stayed on it long enough to get the true benefits.
But now? Now I have high blood pressure. And I have mobility issues. I have to make big changes if I want to make it through my 40s. I'm back on the Keto wagon, and figuring out which exercise program is one I can really stick with. I'm kind of thinking of a bike or treadmill.
Anyway, all this is to say if you're ever in Bloomington, IN, I hope to say hello to you and wish you well on your journey!