Sorry this post was supposed to have been posted on Monday of this week.
At the beginning of this year I had set a new years resolution goal of losing 30 lbs over the course of the year. I had great success in the month of January losing 10 pounds then my world was turned upside down and was diagnosed with leukemia.
Now that I have gotten into a bit of a groove of my treatments I intend to pick this goal back up again. While in the hospital I did lose the remaining 20 lbs required for my goal but this was not a sustainable weight lost. First, the bulk of my weight loss was from my body eating away at its muscle mass. Second, when you get out of the hospital you felt so imprisoned and the food was so bad that you go a little crazy. :)
Many people would say that my circumstances could grant me a pass on achieving the goal but I still want to follow through. Therefore I have developed two techniques to achieve it. I am not going to go on a hardcore diet like I did in January because food is a passion of mine and I need to keep some indulgences going through this :) But I do intend to cut the junk out of my diet and eat healthier.
The second part of my plan is to increase my activity level to doing something every day. This will serve two goals. First I think it will really help with my cancer recovery. The release of endorphins really increase your mood after completing physical activity. The hard part is getting motivated when I am in the valley of my treatments. That cycle I managed to get out on one of my down days. This one I will try for more. Secondly, achieving this goal will help build my strength up to achieve my fourth goal that I will talk about on Friday.