So, in January, I began to control my eating habits. I belong to a weight-loss group known as T.O.P.S. (Take off Pounds Sensibly). http://www.tops.org/default.aspx I served as leader of my local chapter for three years but was a poor example of how to lose weight. But now, I am ready to lose it. As of last week, I retired as leader, but still participate as the treasurer. I need to be at these meetings to weekly face the scale and to be held accountable to others in the group. I’ve lost 17 ½ pounds since January.
Yes, I’ve cut back on over-eating, but not doing well with exercise. I have a painful limp due to the problematic left hip and that has been my excuse. There is a swimming pool in my condo complex, but…it’s cold…I’m too busy, too tired… (Enter other excuses). Honestly? Lazy is probably the best excuse. It’s ironic that I’m committed to participate in a cancer walk on the 30th for a grade school mate with breast cancer. How in the world can I do two miles? I will make the effort for the cause.
My goal is to drop another 35 pounds by December 27th - the end of the T.O.P.S. year. If I can achieve my doctor-prescribed weight goal, I will participate in a “graduation ceremony” at the international T.O.P.S convention next summer in San Diego, so a real motivation to lose this year!
I am posting this because I need encouragement. Please be a cheerleader for me! Thanks.