Saturday, December 1, 2007

Twelve Weeks

I was manhandled by one of those "free gift" offers into buying a book titled Body for Life for Women. The book is a little inspirational (galleries of before and after photos, success stories) and quite blunt. If you're over 40, you are on a fast track to a higher percentage of body fat and less lean muscle unless you work hard at reversing the process. Ugh.

One element I like quite a lot is one that I've followed rather unconsciously the last few years as I worked to lose the pounds I'd piled on: 12 weeks of focused weight loss effort, and then 12 weeks of maintenance at the new lower weight before losing more. I like this. It works for me, and it makes sense to me.

So, today is day 1 of a 12 week weight loss segment.

I ate wisely, drank lots of water (that part's always easy for me) and, joy of joys...walked my 4 mile loop, though without taking the hill that steals my breath. It felt awesome. Yay, me.

Happy December.

Peace to all ~ patti

1 comment:

Gracie Lou said...

Yay, Patti!! This sounds like an awesome plan. Guess who just signed up as your personal cheerleader? Mwah!