Thursday, June 9, 2011
Three Years and a Lot of Miles
Three years ago I started to change my life. It was not an impressive start, there were no big changes. I did one simple thing. I walked around the block where I lived. On Tuesday June 3, 2008, at about 8:00 a.m. I went out my front door and walked around the block, now I live on a hill, short but kind of steep, and on the uphill part I had to stop 3 times to rest, after the first time, I did it again. I walked a total of two thirds of mile and it took me 20 min. The next day I got up and did it again, by the end of June I had walked 26 days and logged a total of 35.5 miles for the month of June. I started two things that day, one was regular exercise and the other was keeping a journal of my exercise. Back then my resting pulse was between 80-85 now it is between 45-50, I used to have to take 2 different types of medications twice a day for type 2 diabetes. Now I control it with diet and exercise,NO MEDS. In June by just walking I went from 355 lbs. to 345 lbs. a total of 10 pounds. It was the hardest ten pounds to lose!
Posted by Don Beachcomber at 7:07 PM