Thursday, July 13, 2017

Inches vs Pounds

I got measured this morning and find it interesting that I have dropped 1.5 pounds in the last 12 days and a total of 6.5 inches. How did that happen? I know that because the weather here has been so good that I have played more golf and on non golfing days have chosen to take some walks to get to the store or simply around the neighbourhood. As well, our Community Centre has been offering "Twoonie" days during the week during their slow afternoon hours and I have started to drop in there a bit to work on improvement of balance and my core.

A couple of months ago before I was introduced to the program by my friend Kim, I was wearing size 42 shorts and feeling tight, considering moving to 44s. I joked with our golf pro Jim that the shorts for sale at the club seemed to be for people other than me. Now, I am wearing size 38 shorts and they are feeling a bit loose ... I may need to get some new ones and wondering if my next choice will be for size 36!

I actually do have a pair of Ian Poulter golf slacks that are a colour not many people would wear and are a 36. I put them on and they are a bit tight, but I may take them on our next cruise to wear on formal night 😉

Saturday, July 1, 2017

30 days

I've officially hit the 30 day point with the Isagenix products being incorporated into my meal plans. If you have been following along with my diary up to this point, you will know that I took a break for a couple of weeks to travel and so was not able to completely follow the plan for thirty straight days. From this body image you can see that I have dropped not only some weight since back in May, but also some inches. According to the measurements Judy has done for me, I have lost a total of 13.5 inches and 20.8 pounds. I am getting close to my goal weight of 185 pounds.

Golf snacks
Even though my golf game has not improved over this time 🏌I do find it easier to walk the eighteen holes and have more energy when I am finished. Part of this is due, I am sure, to the snacks I take with me along the way.

I also visited the gym for the first time in almost a year and did some upper body and balance exercises. Some of these I can do at home. I'm not committing yet to regular visits, but do expect to when we move into the fall and winter.

I'm sticking with the plan as is Judy. We will do some more travelling this summer and again will be off the program from time to time, but the philosophy of Isagenix is that this is a change for improving the content of what we take in, not a diet that needs to be rigidly adhered to.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Getting back to it

I'm working to get back in the game after my 2 week break for golfing and wine hunting.

Early last week, I was actually below my "start of holiday" weight, but despite being strict this past week I am up a pound. I believe some of it comes from my low activity level because I hurt my back 8 days ago and have had to give up golfing for a bit ... well not completely; the Scottish blood in me kicked in last weekend as I had prepaid for a tournament so went into it gingerly.

I played well on Saturday, but was very stiff on Sunday and had to take it easy. I did finish with the low net in my division!

In the online support group there are often messages that say it is not all about the weight and there are other important things to consider. Inches are one and I am pleased to note that I can wear some shorts for the summer I had put away last summer. For me, the more important factor is that I am finding I have some improvement - not yet as much as I would like - in my sleep and I do feel more energized throughout the day.

Great products for golf
From a product perspective, I am finding that the products I am using to support the shakes are great for golf. When I head out, I pack some to take along the way. I have even found that having a cleanse day works very well when I am golfing.

Of course, as I posted the other week on my FB page, you do need to watch for the crows as they love any kind of snacks.

So, it has been 34 days with 20 days on the program and 14 off. I've enrolled in the IsaBody challenge and have a dozen weeks left to go before my final measure-in, so, I'm into this for at least the next 12 weeks and probably longer. I want to look and feel good for the middle of October when another break comes ... two weeks on a ship in the Caribbean 😀😀😀.