Adjectives I never thought would be used about me
Saturday, September 05, 2009
Strong! Buff! Stunning! Skinny!
In the last 30 days each of these adjectives have been used about me. ME!
I'm 53 years old. In January 2008 I weighed the most I'd ever weighed. My BMI was at 30--I was obese. Today I weigh 173, and my bmi is 24-- healthy weight. I've struggled with my weight my whole life--until now. Now, it's just my life.
I did it by counting calories and exercising. And I do it now by eating healthy and doing what I love. I no longer count calories, I just eat yummy fruit and vegetables. I no longer exercise, I bike for the joy of biking.
In August I biked 680 miles. This year I've biked over 2060 miles and walked over 180. And I met two of my challenges. I biked a century. I biked a tour with hard climbs and did it.
My goals for the next 12 months. Finish with as close to 3000 total miles out doors for the year as I can. With walking and biking, that's 800 more miles. And most important, I want to keep the weight I've lost off this winter. Last winter, I gained 1/2 of it back and spent this summer losing it again. I know I will have to exercise this winter--I'm in Minnesota and I can't bike outdoors year round. But I'm going to look for a joy activity so that it won't be exercise any more.