The feeling makes me lie down and go to sleep again. I know many many out there with strong will powers who take up healthy path courses in life and succeed at that. I have many nearby examples – one, my lovely sister Ritcha. She lost almost 5-7 kgs on her own, no professional help, no gym. All exercising and dieting and following all those tips that many of you shared on your respective blogs or websites 🙂
She succeeded and now, I also want to 🙂
I have seen Ana of wiseshe.com, Launna of LettersfromLaunna, our darling Tej (Tejinder Kaur) and many more strong willed gals that have lost considerable weight. They have done it and set examples for many of us. We just have to take inspiration and start. From today, not tomorrow or next monday, because, we all know that monday or tomorrow never comes!!
That’s just a way to avoid.
Now, coming to my weight loss journey, first let me tell you that I have named this post as 1 because I want to share with you all some milestones if I achieve any or the failures too but I really hope and believe that no failure would be there.
Point to note : I have Hypothyroid and I take 100 mcg Eltroxin and I occasionally have knee pains.
I have hypothyroidism for last 3 years, may be more, but that was when it was diagonosed :). I take Eltroxin 100mcg. Quite big…huhhhh!! My thyroid condition is a major reason for my joint pains, yes I do have them, especially knee pains, forgetfulness (Naomi, that’s why I say never feel bad if I forget anything, just ping me ;), an amazing gal you are…kisses), grey hair and some other small symptoms which keep appearing and going.
I know there are some people who scoff at others with thyroid issues and basically say that the person is just making an excuse or being lazy in the name of thyroid and thats why he/she has gained weight. Hypothyroidism, if not taken care of can be a very serious issue. It slows down all the major organs of the body and can be life threatening if not taken care of at the right time. It can make you gain weight, and it can slow down weight loss process, regardless of exercise. But it’s not the same for everyone. Keep it under control first and then start with your diet and exercise regime.
It always feels bad to try to explain to anybody or everybody that I forget due to under active thyroid, i have pains due to under active thyroid or any such thing. And what hurts most is that you get bad advise from other hypothyroid friends that “gal, you won’t be able to lose as you have thyroid”. Oh yes, I do believe the same 🙂
But not anymore.
This time, I want to try anything or everything seriously. I will do all- exercise, diet, whatever it takes.
Now, why is this my first day for my weight loss goal!!
I have already lost 2-3 kgs by simply doing some home exercises, avoiding sugar as much as I can, reducing food intake, keeping rotis to minimum etc. etc., not very religiously but yes, I did all this 80-90% and it took a month max to lose those 2-3 kgs. Simple.
But what now. Would anymore of it go now this way? Do I have the will power to continue like this? Both No.
So, I decided to join a fitness center. This has been my first day at fitness center 🙂 What I did – 10 mins of treadmill, 8 mins cycling, 3 mins twist, 2 normal exercises and thats it. I was sweating like hell after that 🙂 My trainer didn’t want to scare me and so he stopped 😉
What I feel now, Good, Happy, a little bit light 🙂 but with little pains in my knees :(.
Never mind. It will go, I know 🙂 and will take away with it, my 10 kgs and oodles of fat 😉
I will update you again in say, 15-20 days. Watch this space for more 🙂
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