After coming home from surgery following a heart attack, I made an effort to become aware of what I consumed during the day. I dutifully entered into an automated journal what I ate and drank, and when I took my medications. I kept at it for 5 years, during which I gained more than 35 pounds. I finally realized that while I knew what I consumed, which was more healthful than I ever had before, I had no idea how much. In the last 3 years, after finding SparkPeople and other similar sites, I began measuring my food. In these 3 years, because I had a much more accurate record of my consumption and began a heavy campaign of walking and lots of other cardio exercising, I successfully lost those 35 plus 20 more. In addition to organizing my consumption and exercise practices, I also devised a better system of ensuring that I would no longer miss some medications, which while previously was infrequent, just doesn't occur any longer.
- 11/14/2015 10:38:22 PM