My Weight Loss Progress
So far, I have lost about five pounds. Factoring in my love of most starches and cheese, I think this is pretty good. I now only eat whole wheat pasta. I am also using the rule: no white sugar, no white flour (whole grain only) , and no white potatoes (sweet potatoes are okay). I do make exceptions for special events, but hopefully that will not happen often. I also try to cut out most processed foods, but this is not easy. I love my potato chips as much as the next person.
I have started to step things up a notch by taking a zumba class. I found a place that I really like, and the classes are a lot of fun. Since I am completely out of shape, I thought I would start by going once a week and gradually increase to two or three times a week. While my scale says that I haven’t lost much weight, I hope that means that I’m building muscle.
I am very anxious about finding cheaper insurance. It has actually been keeping me awake at night. I have also heard that exercise is a good way to deal with stress. I have tried to do some exercise in the evenings (zumba), so that it might help me go to sleep. On the nights when I do go to my zumba classes, I do sleep better.
I also had to drop a member of my care team because my new health insurance wouldn’t cover them. This person really helped me get through all the problems that I have had in the past two years. When it comes to the doctors that I regularly visit, I don’t like change.