Last week, July 24, 2013, I made a statement that I was going to “Transform” myself in many ways, including losing unnecessary weight through careful eating, sensible exercise and quality supplements. And, I told you that I would report my progress along the way. John, too, is following this program. In addition, I committed to asking experts in various fields to share their wealth of knowledge.
So, today, that’s what I will do.
I lost 4 pounds this week. Wow! Was I ever surprised when I weighed in this morning. My goal is to lose 1-2 pounds per week—sensible, doable—and then, the challenging part for me: to keep it off! I am quite sure that I have gained and lost more weight over my lifetime than is measurable! Ridiculous. I own every diet and exercise book ever written, so if you want to read one, let me know and I’ll loan it to you! My daughter, Carrie, asks me if I am going to stay on the diet all day or only through lunch! She knows me well. I don’t stick to diets very well. My life on the road makes it impossible to create my own meals, but I know what to do and what not to do, so there is no excuse. It’s like any goal. One step at a time. And, ACCOUNTABILITY TO YOURSELF!
John has lost 10 pounds during his first full month with Wellness products and he maintained that this week. Maintenance is not easy for us! We both have committed to the following this week:
Fresh, natural foods.
We have been home this week, so it made it possible for us to make our own meals—and since it is summer, there have been fresh, delicious fruits and vegetables to eat.
In her book, “All Day Energy,” fitness expert Syd Hoffman, (whom I consult with on health and well-being,) says the following:
- “Too much refined and processed food robs the body of vital nutrients and increases our intake of fats, sugars, and additives.
- Some of the most harmful ingredients in processed foods include high-fructose corn syrup, trans fat, salt, artificial colors, and sweeteners.
- Due to heat in processing, canned fruits have a lower content of Vitamin C than fresh fruit.
- Several research studies suggest that eating processed meats can increase our risk for some types of cancer.”
I have exercised four times this week. Three workouts lasted 45 minutes (including treadmill, weights, and stretching,) and one weight-only workout lasted 15 minutes. (I had my 18-month-old and 4-year-old grandsons for two days and that’s the best exercise!)
So, I didn’t do as much workout as I’d like—but it’s a start!
John rode his recumbent bike most mornings and worked hard outside here on our ranch since it is haying season. (There’s nothing like physical labor to reduce unnecessary weight!)
We have been following the weight management program with our Wellness supplements: vitamins, and minerals. (Visit to www.jamesonwellness.com for more information.)
I asked for and received instruction this week from Dr. Kathy Woods from Dallas, TX, who recommends Wellness supplements to her patients. Dr. Woods is an OB/Gyn and has several patients who are pursing healthy lives, longevity, anti-aging, and weight loss. I followed her recommendations this week on what and when to take my recommended supplements and WHAM! Four pounds gone. (Could be that some of this is water weight—and I am not counting on losing that much every week—but hey! I’m happy!)
Now to keep it up—no matter what the travel schedule or work load. Consistency!
Join me. Health is priceless.
Hoffman, Syd. (2012). All-Day Energy. All Day Publishing. Phoenix, AZ.