Okay so you’re thinking what the hell does 154 mean, or maybe just wishful thinking on my part. So eventually I will reveal exactly what 154 is all about. First let me dispel a few ideas you may have about what 154 means.
154 does not mean the amount of weight that I need to lose because thankfully I’m not quite that fluffy.
154 is not my desired weight goal.
So what is 154? Okay I’ll give a hint, the number will decrease on a steady basis. Well that probably gave it all away and that is about all that I’ll say for now.
This blog actually will tie into that number because yes I’m also trying to lose weight.
If you’ve been following me on this site and although there aren’t many, I do appreciate the few of you who happen to drop by for a laugh or for a read. I’m still trying to lose weight and I can actually say that I feel as if I’ve given up my potato hack dieting for good. I had several attempts to get back onto it but within a day or two of restarting I would fall by the side.
So what is the difference this time? My will power is still as weak as ever so instead I’m going to take an old age-old stab at continuing to try and lose weight. I stepped on the scale this afternoon after having lunch and about went into shock, I was at 218.1 pounds and based on my 5’3″ frame, that is way too much weight. The only good thing is the fact that the clothes that I wear hide some of my obesity or at least that is what I used to think.
The other day I took a good look in the mirror, a really good look and let out a big sigh. I couldn’t believe just how fat I looked in my underwear and it saddened me. No, didn’t depress me because I try not to let too many things depress me.
So something pretty cool happened last night and thus I came up with 154.
I’m sure so many of us large or fluffy people have been constantly checking out the internet about our weight problem and how to lose weight. I’ll admit that I surf the net too much and I’m always looking for the easy way to lose weight. Yes I did rapidly put on 60 pounds because of the eating habits, lack of exercise, how unhappy I was and because I was always getting sick with allergies. Those were my dark days and I’m going to put them behind me.
One thing that I’ve always done when I’ve been successful in losing weight, increasing my water, doing more walking, more exercising and slowly decreasing the bad things that I eat or ate too much of in the past. So my goal is each day to do some form of exercise, it doesn’t have to be a lot but just some form of exercise each and every day until 154 comes to fruition.
The weird thing is that usually I’m all excited about the cold of winter coming on but for some reason this year I’m just thankful that it is cool in the evening because it is allowing me to sleep. During the summer I only managed to get broken sleep and usually the max amount added up was 4 1/2 or 5 hours of sleep which I can tell you is not good. As we all know the body needs the rest of sleep in order to help us lose weight. If that was all we needed to do to lose weight I would become Rip Van Winkle but maybe not. I would just like to sleep a solid eight hours and it would be nice but I still go to bed early in the morning and most of my sleep is still interrupted with my neighbor’s young dog.
Okay, time out while I stand up on my soap box and gripe about my neighbor and his dog. He made a big point of showing off his dog and trying to walk his dog. Only he did about everything wrong in walking his dog so much that Cesar Millan was probably cringing. The dog was in control and my neighbor was just walking his dog as if to show off what he now had and giving a long 3 syllable name when it is best to have it at no more than 2 syllables. He doesn’t play with his dog, he no longer walks his dogs, he ignores his dog’s late night barking which wakes me up but worse of all is they always yell “NO” at the dog because he is trying to heard the children. The dog is a German Shepherd, a herding and guard dog but he hasn’t bother to teach his grandchildren about his dog so when the kids run away from their grandmother, the dog tries to heard them back to the grandmother by grabbing their wrists. So of course the kids don’t understand what is going on and they all start screaming at the dog and chasing the dog away. It is no wonder the dog is practically scared of his own shadow. A couple of months ago the dog started barking at me as I mowed the lawn so as I was emptying the bag I went to pet the dog but he ran off. Eventually with my softly speak the dog’s name and sweet sounding voice the dog came over to me and I let him sniff me. He ran off but quickly returned and of course I rewarded him by petting him and giving him a good back scratching. Now whenever I go outside the dog has a happy bark when he sees me. LAST PART…. I hate it when people get animals as a status symbol and don’t do anything to be involved in the animal’s life. …..STEPPING OFF MY SOAP BOX NOW THAT I’VE PUT IN MY 2 CENTS WORTH.
So now back to sleep, I’m still hoping for good sleep but the important thing I’m trying is to eat smaller quantities of food and increase my water intake. I used to be good but have fallen off the water wagon. So I bought a new water pitcher, one for work and one for home so I will always have clean cold filtered water and can stop buying bottles of water.
I’m also hoping to lower my blood pressure because I really don’t feel like breaking in a new doctor because the PN I used to go to was a pain and never listened to a thing I ever said. So I know by regularly exercising I can decrease my blood pressure and I’m also taking some supplements to are said to help decrease the build up of plaque in arteries. So we’ll see just how 154 works out for me.