In the past ten years I have been up (240) and down (135) the scale time and again. This time I am on the 'up' side of the scale. I want to loose the weight. I figure the humiliation of putting this on the internet and the friends that I have told of this to hold me accountable just might make this happen. It is going to take a lot of encouragement and support. Not to mention the hard work on my part. Follow my struggle here.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

getting back into the swing of things

As I work my way back to a fitter lifestyle I find time to reflect.

I have been more out of shape than I am now. I was able to over come that. The first day I attended step aerobics I returned home to cool tiled kitchen floor where I collapsed and remained until bed time when my room mate and his friend took pity on me and carried my debilitated body from the kitchen to my bed. (Thank you again Scotty) I was in so much pain that I simply could not move.

The next day I grabbed the icy hot that had been used for my legs when I was doing Aikido and smeared it on my legs and abs. Legs - good idea. Abs - BAD, bad, bad idea! Oh my how much that burned on the abs! I immediately dashed to the shower in search of relief that did not come.... oh the agony!

Time came for the next step class. I went. I continued to go. I went from being 240 lbs to 140 lbs in half a year.

I am older now and do not expect those kinds of results this time around. But the bottom line is this. I have been here before and I know it can be done. It just takes putting in the work, day by day. I must not allow a slow weight loss start to discourage me. As time passes this will too. The weight barrier will give, and I will see results.

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