Walking how much is enough???

As a kid I was slim. Always running and walking places. During High School the kids neighborhood walked  a couple miles or so back and forth to school. Physical Education played a great role in maintaining that slim active person I once was. Now as an adult I have not done anything to keep fit. I stopped walking everywhere. And started driving through any fast food place I lived near. As I think about get rid of the weight I can’t help but think that it all my fault. Although I was raised to clear my plate before leaving the table, habits can be broken.

with lowering my sugar intake and adding more veggies and fruit I now feel that exercise with complete the process. But is walking enough??? how much walk is sufficient??? Since september of last year I’ve been walking. I have not lost a pound as a matter of fact I gained 30 pounds and no I’m not pregnant…  🙂 tomorrow is a new day of exploring this weight loss journey…

day 2…

 I thought I’d have a smart and clever way of saying that I was fat and was not gonna take it anymore. for those who know it’s nothing new. I have gradually increased in size over the year and it all changes this month.

So here it is I weight 245 and I stand at 5’6″. I wear a size 16/18, and today is the second day of  my new eating habits. It’s going well. I took the advice that I’ve been given and try to work it into my routine.  I’m cutting back on all the sugar and starch. And increasing more fruits and veggies.

Junk food seem to be at every turn. can’t hide from it. Today I learned to close my eyes and run. I have wanted to be healthier for some time now. This is my biggest and hardest goal.

I GOT AN IDEA…

I CAME UP WITH AN IDEA FOR MY BLOG CONTENT. ALTHOUGH, I’VE WRITTEN BOUT IT ALREADY (WEIGHT LOSS). BECAUSE ITS AN ISSUE EACH DAY, I WILL WRITE ABOUT THE PROCESS OF MY JOURNEY TO LOSING THE WEIGHT. I’M GONNA TAKE SCARY PICTURES OF BEFORE AND AFTER, AND JUST HAVE FUN WITH IT.

GUIDES AND ILLSTRATION TO HELP IN HABITS…

 THAT OLD FOOD PYRAMID

I JUST WANT TO KNOW IF ANYONE REALLY USED THESE THIS AS A GUIDE. I CAN’T IMAGINE SOMEONE USING THE PYRAMID ILLUSTRATION UNLESS IT WAS YOUR JOB.  AS A TEENAGER I WORKED FAST FOOD JOBS AND ATE IT FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH, AND BROUGHT HOME DINNER.I HAD GAINED 60 POUNDS IN THE FIRST 6 MONTHS BEING EMPLOYED BY McDONALD’S.  I THOUGHT MY WEIGHT WAS OUT OF CONTROL THEN.  

i could eat cheeseburgers everyday

Why is it that cheeseburgers taste so good ??? 

I was thinking what if I had just done everything I had to do in order to lose weight?! how long would it take for me to get to a health state and what would be a healthy state? I just don’t know where to start. My cousin said I should try cutting out soda. LOL…  that lasted about a month. I was told by a friend to walk more it’s kinda hard not to cause I don’t drive anymore. 🙂 but me let tell you I took that advice & applied it.  I lived in the Newark/Irvington area of new jersey.  for about a month I walked from main street in east orange, NJ to Dayton street in Newark, NJ. I don’t know how many miles I walked but I’m sure it more than 2. But not even a shift of lbs or inches.  But I was still eating cheeseburgers…  😉