Wednesday, May 7, 2014


My last post concerned the fact that I was going to have to start cooking more healthy for my hubby, Danny, which we did.  But then we decided about in August of last year we would try Weight Watchers and see if we could lose some weight (which we both needed, badly).  Danny's sister, Diane, had kept us up to date on her success with WW and she lost over 70 lbs in less than a year.

So, we started in August and have been doing fairly well.  We are losing very slowly which is a good thing.  Up 'til now Danny has lost about 45 and I have lost almost 35.  That's not a lot considering it is into our ninth month.  Sometimes, it's a little disappointing but the results have been so overwhelming in other areas of our health that it is encouraging to continue on this path.

Danny's doctor has cut his blood pressure meds down to a quarter of what they were. And said she may eventually be able to take him off one of them entirely.  My weight loss has aided my asthma condition.  I can do more and last longer when I'm exercising than I ever could before.  I am having a problem with my body temperature though.  Going to go to doctor and have my thyroid checked again.  I am taking some levothyroxine for that and I am thinking that the weight loss may have triggered a small upset in my dosage.  I can go from freezing to sweating at the drop of a hat.

We are eating healthier and exercising more.  I swim and walk and Danny uses the Nautilus equipment at the gym.( Oh, yeah. We got a membership at a gym to help out.) We bought some bicycles and Danny rides his a lot.  I am scared to death of falling so it has been hard for him to get me on mine.  But I am getting braver and I have ridden more this past few days.

One of the best things we have done so far with this is, we have gotten our daughter, Ambre on WW.  She came to visit at the end of March and went to our meeting with us, and we got her signed up.  That was on a Thursday night and on Tuesday after she went back home to NC, she attended her first meeting where she lives and in just those few days, she had lost over 5 lbs.  Since then she has lost a total of 15.4 lbs in just six weeks.  We are so proud of her.  She is going to be a real success story.

Well,  I will try to keep posting on our successes after this and maybe someday we will both be back to a weight we need to be at.  Bye for now!

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