Back to the track after 6 months.

march252013Today my daughter and I headed to the track..

It was with apprehension that I set foot on it as it had been several months since I had last been and some of the weight I had lost had piled back on too… (at the moment I am back up to 244 lbs which is 25 lbs up from my victory day weigh in of 219 lbs)

I needn’t have worried!

We decided for the first time back I’d walk 30 minutes at a moderate pace (which normally worked out at 12 laps in 30 minutes which is about 2.5 km). We walked at a brisk pace and completed 13 laps in 30 minutes and then did a few cool down laps.. I hardly broke into a sweat and felt EXHILARATED!!!

There is no doubt in my mind that the key to getting healthy and strong is not only eating a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, wholegrains, peas, beans, nuts and non-processed or minimally processed foods (like wartime rationing) but also taking regular exercise such as brisk walking especially if you can feel the sun on your face and the wind in your hair! It’s all rather simple really..

With possibly having to return to the UK in 3 months time I REALLY want to get back on track and greet my Mum and Dad weighing 100 lb less than when I last saw them 8.5 years ago. I may be greeting them with growing my grey hair out but I’ll be healthier and stronger and I’m sure they will be very happy to see that..

Weekly weigh in’s are now resuming

199 lbs here we come!!

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8 thoughts on “Back to the track after 6 months.

  1. You go girl, you look absolutely fab! Good Luck. Where can I learn more about how you eat WWII style while being vegan as we are “in transition” at the moment!

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  2. Well done you. Climbing back on the wagon can be the hardest part…..but the most important. You can do this.

    I am sorry you may have to come back home soon. Nottingham is nice but will be very different for you all. But do’;t worry about getting to know the new area, my fear for you is that you may have forgotten just what the British weather is like. Four seasons in a day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. That’s brilliant news! Well done you. Keep it up. Oh and by the way, if you come back to the UK. Canada’s loss is our gain 🙂 Very best of luck for the future, whatever it may hold!

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  4. You’re right, it’s not just what you eat but getting the old metabolism working.
    You have more incentive than ever now you may be seeing your parents again . I know you can do it

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  5. You are looking great , well done. Good luck with what ever happens in your future. Again Canada’s loss is our gain. Take care Lisa xx

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