Angry and I are
chubby overweight fat. It’s a fact and we freely admit it.
We both have health problems. I’m a Type 1 diabetic (for 36 years) with slightly high blood pressure and he needs a knee replacement. The extra weight doesn’t help either one of us.
We have, over the years, lost and gained some weight. We’ve also tried to diet many times (too many to count).
Problem number one is that we like to eat out. Who doesn’t like not having to cook or clean up? ME!!
Problem number two is that we
have no sense of suck at portion control. If I make pork chops and potatoes, we both have two chops and a plate full of potatoes. Not good.
We’ve both come to the conclusion that we are getting older and need to do something to lose some weight and get into better shape. We both would like to spend a lot more time together and our health may prevent that if we keep living and eating the way we have.
I’m writing this down so I feel like I’ve written some sort of contract. If I put it into writing, it must be so.
We have begun our quest to be healthy. Nothing crazy, just healthy.
We are going to:
- Eat at home more.
- Cook using healthier ingredients.
- Use portion control to the max.
- Add more fruits and veggies to the mix.
- Get some exercise.
Problem number three (and our biggest) is exercise. I know some people enjoy it but we both find it boring and “unfun.” Angry also has issues because his knee is so bad. He’s limited to using an elliptical type machine and no high impact exercise. We are going to look into a local gym that offers classes I’d be interested in. I’m hoping that will motivate me to go. Angry can use the machines while I take a class.
We have a trip to
planned for May and I’d like to drop a few pounds by then (and be “forced” to buy a new swimsuit or two!). We may also have the opportunity to go to Mexico next April. That’s over a year to try to get into shape (and look decent on the beach)! Hawaii
Wish us luck. I think we’re gonna need it.