Well, I've been up and I've been down. I've been enjoying my food and I've been working out. At the end of several weeks, I am right where I started. I think that I have come to a new focus today (except I ate out lunch because I failed to pack).
I have been continuing to meet a friend at the track a few mornings a week. I have decided that my body is not responding to walking. I was walking 3 - 4 miles / day and having no impact, even when I was eating right. So, I started mixing in running. I am not a runner, never have been. I am currently running about 2/3 of a lap every other lap around the track. So, on my 4 mile walk today (1 mile back and forth to the track and 3 miles around the track), I netted about 1 mile of running. Not too bad. Doing it interval style is working for me. I'd like to get to the point where I run every other lap. On the other two days a week, I am simply walking and then doing Ab Ripper. I figure that if I mix it up, walking can be effective. I am also trying to fit in some strength training.
As far as eating, I have returned to starting my day with a protein shake. I started to wonder if I was fueling my body correctly after a work out. I certainly have more energy as a result. We will see if long term it fuels me and allows me to better lose weight.
I am back and I want to have a success story this time.
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