January 14th I woke up and said, “I have to get myself together”. I was feeling old; high blood pressure (in my 30’s!), weary, weak feeling, and just a defeated yuck feeling (that’s a technical term). I had been fully diagnosed as having gluten and lactose issues, and although had been living 80% without them already, knew that I had to go 100% and feeling sad about it. Basically I was unhappy and unhealthy. And on the wrong road as I head into my 40’s. I want to live, really live, and enjoy not just my kids but my grand kids. I want to enjoy my life.
Now, this isn’t the first time I have said I was going to get in shape. I am sure for a lot of you, you have made a plan and jumped in it, then fell out of it slowly. At least I know I have. I have tried diets. Workout regimes. Even Jenny Craig. All worked, sort of. But none of them made me feel better and none lasted.
I am hoping this one will last. I have lost over 21 pounds since January 14th. And although I am on medication (have been since August 2011), my blood pressure has FINALLY gotten under control just in the last few weeks. I have more energy. I feel great. I am at my goal and now in the maintain phase (for life).