The Extra Slow Tortoise

I wrote previously that I am ok with being a tortoise and not a hare in my quest for health and weight loss.  I’ve realized though that I am probably one of the slowest tortoises ever.  With a horrible sense of direction.

I unsubscribed from Weight Watchers to save a few bucks and to try a “lose weight extra fast” diet that I failed miserably on.  I was hungry and downright cranky.  I hated feeling like that so I had to accept, yet again, that the quick fix weight loss is really not for me.

So my wonderful friend who helps to keep me honest on this incredibly long and frustrating weight loss journey planted another seed for me.  This one is free and similar to Weight Watchers as you basically have an allotment of calories and keep track of what you eat.

Anyone else seeing a theme here?  If you actually pay attention to what you are eating, you will get healthier and lose weight.  Again, who knew, right?

So I’ve signed up for My Fitness Pal for this chapter.  I’m acctodenise if you would like to add me as a friend.

I am hopeful.  I’ve done this sort of thing before.  Just keep at it and it works.

I am doing my best to eat better food.  I did a whole foods detox and I found that I actually can eat unprocessed foods without giving up food that tastes good.  And I have been eating green smoothies off and on.  All steps in the right direction.

And exercise.  My nemesis.  I have struggled with the fact that I have motivation but fail to translate that into action.

I want to.

I need to.  I know that.


I’ve done better this week.  I have jogged a few times over the last few weeks.

One foot in front of the other, tortoise.

How do you keep healthy?



  1. I’m struggling. I haven’t been to the gym in over a week. Every morning I get up I’m too tired, I know not an excuse. I’m determined to get back 🙂

  2. I canceled Weight Watchers too, because it was expensive. And I tried the Readers Digest diet. That didn’t work. Now I’m on My Fitness Pal. I really like it, but sometimes I forget to track. I didn’t know you add friends on there though!
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  3. Just remember – that when it comes to weight loss – (because I’ve been there!) slow is fast. You can do it, and you’re doing it the right way.
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  4. Rhonda Woodworth-Tardif says:

    All the best on your weight loss journey. It is a rather boring trip, isn’t it. -:) I have about thirty pounds to lose and I just can’t seem to do it. I’ll keep an eye on how you’re doing. Cheers.

  5. You can do it. One step at a time is fine. Honestly it stays off if you make liveable rather than dramatic changes. Next time I do a Fitness Challenge on my blog you should link up. Because believe me, I struggle too 🙂 You look great! PYHO
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  6. You can do it! My Fitness Pal is so cool! AND FREE! 🙂

  7. You can do it, girl!
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  8. Good luck – let us know how you do! Are you running again?
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