Last July this was me, 127.5 pounds overweight…
I was through with being unhealthy and out of shape. I didn’t like that I got tired so easy and had no energy. It is awful enough to live in the Arizona heat in the summer, but when you have 127.5 pounds to lose, it sucks.
I wanted to do something hard core and Mike was in. On August 15, 2011 we began the Dr. Oz 14-day diet. We felt great, but it was A LOT of food prep effort and it was not super flexible. By the middle of October, I lost 25 pounds and already was feeling so much better.
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Then the holidays hit which coincided with my busiest time of the year at work. I did the best I could to maintain and finished up the year with a net 22 pound loss.
January was here and new intentions came and went. I really couldn’t get back in the groove. Then we started some home improvement projects and I became completely consumed with them whenever I was not at work. The extra activity helped the pounds from creeping back up for awhile, but they also weren’t going down.
From mid-April to mid-June life got busier with family trips and visits. At times long work hours were necessary and more sedentary projects were being worked on at home (like sewing drapes). Even though I had good intentions to eat better and move more, I was not following through. It would last a day or two and then I would lose focus.
At the beginning of June I found myself mindlessly eating the junk food around the office during quarter end. I was grabbing unhealthy take out lunches during the week. When we went out on weekends, I ordered whatever sounded good, regardless of its nutritional content.
My pants were getting tighter, my ankles were swelling. My energy level was low. I added a second blood pressure medicine back after I had been off of it for several months.
This could not continue.