A scolding from my doctor…

A diet rich in soy and whey protein, found in ...

A diet rich in soy and whey protein, found in products such as soy milk and low-fat yogurt, has been shown to reduce breast cancer incidence in rats. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

…okay, she’s this little bitty fairly young thing, and sitting there mildly scolding me…I tried my best not to laugh at her…and I didn’t…laugh at her, that is.  We were discussing the lab work I’d had done last week…the results were not as good as they were a year ago…no real surprise to me, I know I haven’t been eating as well as I was and I haven’t been exercising much either.

None of the results were in bad ranges (and that’s a good thing), but the numbers had edged up a bit over last year’s numbers.  So she brought up losing weight…funny thing was, before I left the house to visit with her, I’d made out a grocery list chock full of fruits and veggies, with no pizza or ice cream.  We started talking about diet and she said she brings a big salad to work every day for her lunch, very rarely eats out.  Believe me, I know that’s the way to do it.

After I left, driving to Kroger, I started thinking about what I was doing to myself with poor diet and exercise habits.  Kind of silly, isn’t it?   The last time I ate food from a fast food joint, the entire time I was eating it, I kept thinking it wasn’t even really that good.

So, my little goal for myself is to lose 10 pounds by the time I go back to see her in July…totally do-able, don’t you think?  I bought some strawberries and veggies to cut up and make my world-famous faux Subway subs (on whole wheat sub buns)…that’s going to be lunch for the next several days at work.

Back to that little old journey toward health and fitness…got to keep myself from getting sidetracked so I can feel a bit better.

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8 Responses

  1. Yes, your loss goal sounds achievable. Funny enough while on vacation I ate a lot of that fast food crud. I’m not used to it and it tasted horrible. I also gained about 10 pounds. I don’t care, but it’s surprising given all the miles I hiked last week!

    • That daggone fast food…I think they must add extra calories to it as well as some kind of addictive additives…I’ve always said (Okay, I haven’t always said this, but I’ve said it a few times) that exercise can’t overcome a bad diet. Walking for miles doesn’t burn enough calories to compensate for a poor, high calorie diet. Now to take my own advice, right? I’m glad you’re back, bet you’ve got some good stories to tell…

  2. I would think ten pounds to be doable by then. 🙂

  3. Good luck!! I’ve been struggling with my weight as well 😐 Lost a lot of weight since August last year. Even losing weight during Christmas and New Years. But now my body is being all Nope, not gonna lose more, I’m gonna comfortably move myself up on the scale again.
    Sure I’ve been slacking a bit, but I’m caught in this trap of expecting instant results. But finally at long last I’ve overcome my cravings for bad food. I have lots of healthy foods to chew on. Still I feel I may be overeating anyway 😐 like on healthy food now….

  4. Wow…losing weight during the holidays is HARD…good for you!! Our bodies sure do try to hold onto the weight, don’t they?

  5. I’ve promised myself I will do better. Maybe you’re gonna be my inspiration!!! I do wish you all the luck in the world. It’s hard. For me it’s bad habits, crazy work schedule, school, laziness, and depression. I’m rooting for you!

    • Thanks for the good luck wishes…I do believe we can both do better…I’m right there with you on the bad habits, crazy work schedule, laziness and depression…no school for me tho…and the thing is, I know I feel better in every regard once I get back to eating healthier and exercising…just gotta do it!

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