Losing Weight And Tracking My Progress

We’ve been so busy with this lawn service the past two weeks.  We had a three lawns that were really tough.  Two of the jobs were on foreclosed homes.  The grass was so tall it was like hay.  Of course, there was all kinds of garbage in the yards we had to clean up first.  The third property we had to cut and clean up was for an individual who has been placed in a nursing home.  The lawn mower threw a piece of metal wire into the front of my leg cutting that yard.  Yikes…that hurt.   What a way to end a grass cutting season.

I’ve lost another 4 pounds in the past two weeks.  I’m going to have to start using my treadmill since the lawn mowing season is done for this year.  I have to force myself to get on that thing.  I wish I could walk where I live but it’s impossible.  I tried it once and was chased by two dogs.  We live in the country and people are not required to have their dogs enclosed in their yards.  Everyone but us allows their dogs to run loose.  I was a city mail carrier for many years and got bit a few times so I’m scared to death of dogs.  Then definetly sensed it when I tried to walk where they lived.

There are three reasons I am having success losing weight.

1.  Daily physical activity
2.  Eating Healthy
3.  Using a journal (track my food + activity)

It’s easy to see what is working for me when I can read it in black and white. There are many types of food and activity journals available free online.  At Bella Online (The Voice of Women), the site lists a dozen free online food diaries and diary templates.  Each one describes what is available with their journal.  Bella Online also has good advice on Healthy Eating.