Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Pacific NW
Just getting one started here, so I will go into more depth as I think of things. My whole life is changing, well, my eating is turning to vegetarian, even as far as vegan possibly. I never cared much for dairy anyway.
I am very into walking, and lost 24 lbs, from 142, down to 118. I'm back up at 122 but maintaining. I have a lot of places I can walk here, but I am now wanting to get with a gym for weight-training. I will be starting there on Wednesday the 24th. Forgot to mention this all started in July, late July, 2015. My upper body is needing a lot more work, my legs got better from the walking.
I have used stretch-bands on a regular basis, but pretty careful as I have a rotater cuff that needs to be babied until the muscles are stronger. A little at a time for me and easy does it
I've already shopped and bought lots of vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, fruits which I've been pretty much eating already, but I didn't buy any meat or dairy. I'm reading the labels because some things are sneaky, and try to hide on those labels
I tried Quinoa spaghetti last night for the first time, and used it in a vegetable stirfry. I had raw brocolli and carrots to munch on before, dipping them in some "processed" humus, but I'll learn to make my own. It was roasted garlic and I loved it
So maybe some shots of how my muscles look now, with what I have done so far. Then later, I will compare with my progress photos. All decent, I assure you. Just quads, calves, and arm shots.
Love to hear from any of you that are working to build your bods, especially any my age, or any age is fine with me. I can learn from all age-groups Denise