I know I've done lots of posts lately about me and my little dog -good old Sammy -and our walks together, haven't I?
Do you remember though why I started this routine with him?
It's not just to get him out of the house and avoiding accidents that mean extra clean-ups -although that has some bearing on our walks. But it's also a means to give me some very badly needed exercise which is something I've been really, really, REALLY lax about getting for a long, long time now.
It's also because, in conjunction with that exercise my family doctor had told me back in December that I needed to pay a lot more attention to what I eat and thus, try to keep my cholesterol down as well as my blood sugar levels.
She suggested dieting.
And to me, dieting is a really dirty word!
Why? Well mainly because I can never seem to find any diets that work -or at least that I can possibly adhere to and then give them half a chance of working, ya know.
I'm not going to lie to you and tell you that I found some spectacular diet that was easy to work with and that I've lost oodles and oodles of pounds now from following it. Nope. Because I haven't done all that much with respect to the actual "dieting" thing except I have tried to cut back on the amounts I eat and also, to try to avoid desserts, cookies, cakes, pies and other snack type foods that I would have an urge to overeat those things.
My walks around town with Sammy pulling me this way and that way, trying to jerk my arm out of the socket too at times it has seemed, have been the main tool though I have been relying on and I consider this to be pretty darned good -for me anyway -because I have lost 15 pounds now since mid-December -which works out to roughly three pounds a month!
Nothing stellar but it's been slow loss and rather steady too and I'm happy with those numbers as well.
Plus, I have really been enjoying the fresh air, seeing the sights around the village, out in the woods, exploring the nearby ghost town with my older grandson (Alex) one afternoon and yes, even picking up a friendly tick along the way who apparently wanted to hitch-hike up to civilization using my body as his conveyance too!
I'd recommend this method to anyone who is able to walk -whether it be fast, power walking or slow, easy-going strolls - or anything in between -as the nicest way to shed a few pounds of fat!