Lately I have been reading blogs that mentions “health is not a number”. I agree, you can have two persons with the same height and same healthy weight and one can be healthy and accomplish everything they want to do in their day while the other is often ill and can’t do much.
My goal is to lose 65 lbs in a year. Weight is the number one factor endangering my health right now. Losing that extra weight is something I can physically measure and track its progress. As a goal, I didn’t write “Get Healthy” how would I measure that? I have always enjoyed numbers and statistics, and here again they help me make this journey more tangible. Once my goal is reached, I will be concentrating at ways to maintain a healthy weight and other ways to be healthier. This is when the new lifestyle will be completely implemented.
When I look at my goal and compare with others… I really think I’m lucky, I could be hundreds of pounds away from a healthy weight.
I follow Sean's blog; he weighed 505 pounds, that’s a quarter of a ton! He had problems finding a scale that would be able to weight him. On his first day to getting healthier, he walked a quarter mile. Can you imagine yourself doing that? To help me visualize it, I imagined going to a gym and lifting and carrying 300 pounds for a quarter mile… I wouldn’t even be able to lift that much weight, forget about walking with it!
After 10 days of his turn around, he was walking a full mile! Isn’t that something?
Today Sean is in the two hundreds range, the man lost more than one obese-me in weight. Astonishing!
So I guess my biggest challenge is my age. My doctor has been telling me for years that as I age, my metabolism is slowing down and it will be almost impossible to lose weight.
I read about Gwen, in 2013 she was in her early 60’s and she lost 66 lbs. Amazing!! Too bad I can’t use the age excuse anymore.
We all have choices: we can choose to follow good examples, we can choose to be good examples or we can just find excuses.
Spoiler alert… Today’s post was supposed to be about small things we do for ourselves that can bring huge benefits but I didn’t even get to that part yet so tomorrow’s post will be all about it.
Have a great Saturday, I hope you folks are keeping active and are doing your best to stay healthy.
I walked over 30,000 steps in 2 days...
|Yesterday walk in the park!|
|One more badge, I'm going to run out of skin to be tattoo with all those badges :)|