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Weights and measures: May 2021

“We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.” – Helen Keller

SW: 162.7 lbs
WEEKLY WEIGH-IN: 148.4 lbs
Overall weight LOST: 14.3 lbs
Overall inches LOST= 11.75″

“We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.” Helen Keller was correct. We can literally do anything if we put our minds to it. Will it happen overnight? No. Will it happen over time? That answer is not as simple as yes. Yes, it CAN happen over time. You just have to keep at it. Nothing is going to happen if you quit, or give up. I will never be able to completely stop the way I am eating, or the workouts I am doing if I want to meet my goals. Will I ever meet them? That question also does not have an easy answer. There are many things out there that I could do to meet my goals, and possibly even meet them quickly. I may try one of those…like intermittent fasting. I know from my experience, and how my head works that some of those things will not work for me, but I’m not against trying a little something new.
Another answer to that is body chemistry. When I really decided I needed to get healthier back in 2013, I was 39/40 years old. My body chemistry was different back then, so it may have been easier for me to lose 50 lbs then. I only needed to lose 22 lbs this time around, and it has definitely been more of a struggle. It seems I need to be a bit more strict, which I can absolutely do, I just need to do it. I’ve been doing pretty well, all things considered, and I am very happy about that. I do have goals, and plan to really hit the strict button in June, once our birthdays are over. That does NOT mean I will be eating crap until then. I will maintain my daily point counting and exercise until those special occasions arrive. Then, I will let myself enjoy things a bit.

Workouts haven’t changed too much since last week. The main thing is that I am on week two of the WW one month challenge, and I’m doing well. I am adding 2-3 core moves to the end of each workout. I’m trying to up a couple of the moves, and I have, but not on all of them. It may take me a couple of weeks to do so. It seems so weird to me that a body weight workout can be tough on someone who has been working out fairly consistently since 2016. Maybe because I’m getting older, maybe because of the times I’ve had to take a break due to my muscular issues…I don’t know, but it’s tough! I can’t imagine being someone who has never been one to exercise trying this as their first challenge. I don’t think I would have made it! LOL

Anyway, I feel like so little has changed lately that I am just spitting word vomit. LOL I’m trying not to, but there’s just not a ton to say about my currant situation. All I can say at this point is that I am doing the best I can, and hope that what I am doing will make the changes I’d like to see in the long run.

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pele

You do you to the best of your abilities!
Love you all!


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