Almost the same goals as 2016, because I do not really want to eat less than I presently am. I am aiming for 1200 calories each day.
Move more is back on the agenda after taking a break since late October when I injured my hip. At the moment I am aiming for 30 minutes on the treadmill each day and adding in a minute more of running each day.
Across 2016, I lost over 20kg – that’s 44 pounds. More importantly, I am a lot fitter than I used to be. It has made a huge difference.
This journey to better fitness has not been without problems – I had a big interruption in February 2016 when I had diverticulitis. In September I was diagnosed with thyroid problems – antibodies are attacking my thyroid as a surprise to myself – and I began taking a small dose of Thyroxine daily.
I only need to lose another 5kg to meet my goal weight and I would like to do that by mid-February when I have my colonoscopy scheduled.
The Other Half is having some health issues which required us to reduce our sodium intake. We ate much less processed food in December as a result, and I am cooking almost everything from scratch. Rather hilariously, I’m now having to make sure I get extra salt because I have the opposite problem of low blood pressure.
Happy New Year everyone! :)
5 thoughts on “New Year, Same Goals”
Good luck! We can do this!!
Sorry to hear about your health difficulties this year, but you are managing so well. Happy 2017!
Health issues are awful, but it sounds like you both are working through them. Way to go on the positive changes!!
I want to lose some weight this year too. I’ve said it every year but haven’t really tried to. This year I want to look better for my grand daughter’s wedding, so I’ll definitely be trying harder to eat more sensibly and walk more.
44 pounds!!! So glad it’s making you feel so much better and more active. Wishing you both a very healthy and happy 2017.