Hello everyone! This is hard! Sharing my photos for the world to see. I grew up thin (photo above) but still dieted on and off and just kept gaining back what little I lose with even more. I knew obesity ran in my genes so I thought as long as I kept dieting I would be OK. Well that didn’t work. I ended up weighing a lot! So over time I realized dieting wasn’t working for me only making things worse. But I did notice that walking was like a miracle and as long as I did it. I slowly am losing weight and it’s not coming back but the biggest plus was my health was improving even though my weight loss was very little, again as long as I walked. Walking became my passion and pedometers changed my life! I found out it was the total steps that helped you in the long run. So I decided to make a blog all about my love for walking. I wanted to share with the world all my favorite walking tips, articles, sites, products with product reviews, fun walking games, virtual walking, walking clubs, trails, hiking, etc.. I just love it all!! So I hope you join my site or facebook page to get all the latest posts from me. I have so much to share that I have saved over time that has helped me! I hope it can help you too!
Walking is saving my life! I have had a very long stressful year and even added insulin (lantus) to my Victoza. I do have Type 2 diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease, etc. But through it all my steps have been my saving grace… 🙂 I am still really low on my average only 4500. But add more every month and slowly but surely the weight is coming off and NOT coming back. I am not dieting at all and am learning to love myself just like I am .. 🙂 It is hard but I am doing it!! And with one step at a time I will keep getting healthier and a nice side effect shrinking. But wherever the weight loss stops is OK with me as long as I keep getting my steps in and my health keeps improving.
Have a wonderful day today and get those steps in!!!
UPDATE!!! March 29, 2017
My husband passed away, out of nowhere of a heart attack in Jan. We were all in shock, still am! I have let my walking go, it’s all I could do to keep on living. But I know he wouldn’t want me to stop living and the doctors have told me it is time to get moving again, for my health. It is hard but I can do it! This is the hardest thing I have ever gone through and a part of me will be gone with him in heaven. I will be kicking off my walking again April 1st, for National Walking month. I hope you join me. My new weight is 245, I will put up a current photo in the near future. For now busy selling my home and moving to the city. Love you all, and please get those steps in for your health.
Update: Sept 2017
I have lost a total of 52 pounds so far. Starting weight 285, current weight 233. Still walking only, no dieting. Yes, it is VERY slow but it is staying off, no more yo-yo up and down on the scale. I can live with walking forever, it is so healthy for everyone. Thin, plus size, young, old, doesn’t matter.. 🙂 I am still missing my husband very much, but know he would be so proud of me.