I've added a few more photo's of our walk last Sunday...1 May
~The last photo is of my hubby who has started to run, the following day after I took this photo, he started the 17 DD ~ and today weighed in at 3.5kg less ( 7.7lbs ) and is feeling so motivated to continue with this new program. I'm really excited for him.
He has 8.8 lbs ( 4 kg's ) to go to reach his goal weight.
I know he is going to get there very soon...and will also love running which is a little of a struggle right now....
Yesterday was my 2nd day of Phase one of 17 DD and it went well....no cravings, nor wanting to snack ~ that's what I love about this plan...I have no cravings and lots of energy...when I eat carbs, I find I want to eat all the time ~ and its a mental fight keeping myself away from the kitchen.
Yesterday I did a upper body Kettlebell workout for 30 mins in the morning....and the evening I went to the next town to teach an aerobic class. I had loads of energy so wanted to go, go, go, but every time I did something besides DANCE aerobics the young girls in the front row would roll their eyes....they hate squats, lunges, or anything that means * hard work*...as long as they can dance around they happy...but we all know that dancing around does not change the body...and they need changes and 5/8 young girls are very overweight.
Today I was watching The Biggest Loser......here in Germany ( UK tv ) we are behind America....we seeing a series that has already shown in USA...
Anyway the final four had to run a marathon....and along the route past winners where waiting to join them and motivate them to the end...
I was so disappointed to see that everyone had gained weight...not all their weight lost...but all looked like they had weight to lose themselves and also the new contestants looked thinner than the past winners. They now look so different to the day they stood on the scale and became the winner...even Ali who I thought would never allow herself to gain weight again.
This got me thinking again....why is it that people regain their weight.....regaining my weight is not an option.....this is a day to day journey for me....each day I have to remain focused...each day I have to count calories, and track....I know if I stop thinking about what I eat ~ I will gain my weight back....
I've been maintaining my weight for 18 months now and can honestly say...It feels as if I am on a continual * diet * there will never be a time where I just eat whatever I want to eat again....I will always be aware of portion control and size..
I've made changes in my eating that will never make me go back.
I will never eat diet foods that are filled with aspartame, I will never eat take aways, I will never eat processed foods....these are none negotiable for me ~ and the longer I'm on this journey the more knowledgeable I become about what is good and what is not for me ~
I've discovered that certain carbs make me feel sluggish ~ now I sit trying to decide if I should give them up all together or only eat now and again...as I like the taste of those carbs.
There is always something to consider
I always tell everyone...
This journey has a beginning but NO ending!