Other than exercising portion control and smarter food choices, we are exercising our bodies. Yesterday Chuck and I decided to take a walk around the LSU Lakes with our friend Michael. We knew that we needed to start out slow, so we decided to walk the short path, but halfway through I knew I wouldn’t be able to even complete that. I asked Chuck and Michael to finish the walk, get the car and come back to pick me up. I’d sit and enjoy the beautiful sites the lake had to offer; the ducks playing, the turtles resting in the sun on their logs and all the hot, healthy people that were running past me as I sat under the shade tree. I was pissed, embarrassed and in pain, but I’m not giving up. I will now spend some time on the treadmill, until I feel secure enough to give the lakes another try, the important thing is not giving up.
Here we go again. Starting a diet is always the hardest part. Well getting it in my head that I need to start is the hardest part. I have been on diets for most of my adult life and judging by the size of my waist they have not worked lol. This time will be different. Well, hopefully this time will be different. We have been successful before and will be successful again. This blog will be just another way to keep us honest and on track. After seeing my wedding photos I was really too embarrassed to want to post any of them.
I have gotten so big I have no self-esteem. It’s time to make a change. I know it won’t be easy, believe me I have been there before. We will make mistakes, fall off of the wagon. I am not expecting us to be perfect in this journey. However a change needs to be made so I can feel better. We are in this for the long haul, and with the size I am now it will be quite a haul.
This blog is a place for Chuck and myself (Dale) to share our journey of becoming healthy and living better lives. This will hopefully keep us accountable and motivated along the way. We look forward to sharing what we learn along the way and appreciate any feedback or tips. Thanks for following us and we hope to motivate you to get healthier too.