Just wanted to say to Cherish: You are awesome! All of your support has even motivated me! LOL! I promise, if I start a journal here, I"m hoping to have your support and motivation (of course, if it's okay w/you ). Good luck Dana w/your lifestyle change. It definitely sounds like you're on the right track and doing well
I finally went to a physical therapist. He told me I will see a significant change in my posture if I exercise every day for a month. Problem is, there are a LOT of exercises. Eight exercises, 10 reps, three sets, SIX TIMES A DAY. Its tough. I've only gotten up to two times a day, but I'm workin it.
My shoulders have straightened out a bit. Now time to work on my neck and do an hour of cardio every day. I'm sick of being 220 when I was 150 a year and a half ago. Disgusting. Off to join the new gym and work my butt off!!!
I'm just proud to say I did very well during the day and suddenly got the urge to go to Dennys. I figured, hell, its one day, it won't do me any harm. Well, I got there and changed my mind. THANK GOODNESS. Instead of getting a Sampler I had a bowl of oatmeal with only three sugar packets (as opposed to about 10) and a garden salad. Granted, I used a lot of ranch, but its a big step.
Just wanted to send some motivation your way! I think you did AWESOME by going to one of your fave places to eat and choosing something different. It's those little steps that get you to your goal. You are making positive changes, and soon they will begin to show. Congrats to you for taking control of your health and exercising your right to make smart choices! Good luck on your journey