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Monday, May 21, 2012

Weight Loss Program

What does the above comment have to do with weight loss?  Short answer - nothing but I thought it was a good saying.  

For those following this blog you will know I started on a weight loss program in February 2012.  I decided to cut back my sugar intake, avoid deserts as much as I could and to exercise.  Weight goes on slowly so taking it off the same way just sounds prudent.  Last weigh-in I was 195 pounds which was down from the 205 I started with. My goal was to lose a pound a week if possible.  Most folks like to see it come off faster than that but in my way of thinking a pound a week is a sensible approach.  

I was afraid that I had a set back as I developed an infected sebaceous cyst  on my back in exactly the spot where it affected my working out with weights on my weight bench.  When the cyst had been treated and  healed I fell and hit my head on a tree and it took 6 staples to close the wound.  Therefore I did not work out on the weight bench for a total of 6 weeks.  

Turns out that didn't slow the weight loss down one bit. I just got off the scales and weigh in now at 189 pounds which is well within my normal weight requirement.  Cutting and hauling 2-4 cords of firewood, cutting down and hauling several dead trees up to 20" at the base, cutting and trimming tree limbs, mulching those limbs, moving large rocks out of the way, shoveling very heavy spring snow more than made up for not working out on my weight bench.   

So I can report that cutting back on sugar, cutting out deserts, exercise, and watching what you eat does take weight off slowly.  Carol cooks healthy meals and watches carefully what we eat so that helped. It is alright to have an occasional desert but not on a regular basis.  Now that the weather is better and the snow gone helps since I am outside working most of the day.

I would like to lose 5 more pounds but at my age I'm at a good weight presently.  I will continue on my regime and hopefully keep the weight from coming back.   Hooray!!!!!!


Jane said...

Yay for you, Bruce! Keep up the great work and QUIT hurting yourself! J blessings on you and Carol today, and thanks for all of your fabulous blogs…I especially liked the cell phone one as well as the one on Mother…..

Bruce said...

Thanks Jane: Had I expected fast results I would have been discouraged and probably quit. It is good to have a normal weight back again. I'm glad that you like the blogs.

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Anonymous: Your suggestion is really a great one. My problem is what they now call being computer challenged. I don't have a clue how to do graphics and I could probably do a video if I could figure out how. My wife is good at things like that and if we had the time maybe I can get her to show me. We just got home from a trip to the vet for shots and check ups and that took most of the day. I really like your suggestion and fully agree with you, I just need to get some help from my wife when we get the time. Thanks for the great suggestion. Bruce

Mary W. said...

Congratulations on your continued weight loss. Even with your setbacks, you still stayed true to your commitment to changing your eating habits and it paid off. And while you were not able to do your planned workout for 6 weeks, it shows how hard work can be a good substitute.
Congrats. What a wonderful accomplishment!
Mary W.

Bruce said...

Thanks Mary. I'm happy with my weight being in the ideal range now but plan to love another few pounds. Sure appreciate your encouragement, a very important element in any weight loss regime. Thank you..

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