Granted it did have a catalyst. About a month or so ago I was sick with a bad cold and I had to do to the doctor. He did all the normal things, weigh, blood pressure, temperature. We discovered for the very first time that my blood pressure was a little high. He has since put me on some medication and that has reduced it. So with that of course he suggested I lose weight. That something I already knew but it all struck a note that had not been struck before.
I am back on the gym trail. In my 20's and 30's I was a gym rat. I lived at the gym, was a size 8 and was in perfect shape, not an ounce of fat. I will return there. Or as close as I can get. I am looking forward to wearing some of the clothes that I could never part with. I kept them...all my small clothes. I knew I would be returning there...so here I am. Finally on the track were I want to go.
The Lenten season is upon us and I have even incorporated that into it. No more sweet snacks at my desk at work during the day. That was not helping. So I am staying away from that.
At the gym, I think I will stick with the walking for a while but I would like to advance eventually to the elliptical machines. Time. It takes time. It did not gain all this weight in a day and it will not go away in a day either. The bad thing is that it goes on quicker than it goes off. Time will make all the difference!