He very much discouraged the 10 minute trainer by Tony Horton. He really subscribes to the moderate way of thinking in both diet and exercise. He encouraged daily walks of 30 minutes or more. He went on to say I didn't have to do all 30 minutes at once. This is quite doable for me.
It is almost too easy. Almost to the point where I feel like I can just do it any time. I know better though. I know that as simple as it sounds, I must make deliberate decisions about what to eat, how much to eat and how much to exercise.
The hard part will be adjusting my expectations. The moderate approach, I believe is the best for me at this time. But the results are slow. I need to keep that in mind as I make my choices. If I can do this anytime because it is so simple. I need to do it now. Putting it off will only make it more difficult.
Slowly, slowly meal upon meal, day upon day, I will make the healthy choice. Slowly, slowly week to week and month to month, I will see the results.
Now for the July stats. My weight and measurements remained flat month over month. I'm trying to make this a good thing since I really let go of any formal eating plan during the month. I'm having a hard time with that concept because I did gain weight during the month. I want to beat myself up for that. I tell myself that I've wasted time and if I'd not spent all of this time relosing the weight, I'd be happily posting a loss rather than trying to put lipstick on a pig!
I have a year before seeing my doctor again. That is 52 weeks. That is less than a pound a week. It is the slow progress that wins. The tortoise and the hare. I'm learning to be the tortoise. I will get to the finish line. I can do this.