Oh my goodness it is so hot in the Seattle area. Today, it's in the 90s and hotter weather is forecast for the coming week. We're having salad for dinner with fresh corn on the cob. I can handle boiling water for the corn, but, in general, cooking and eating anything warm doesn't appeal to me this week. I tend to lose my appetite in hot weather anyway, so maybe this will be a good week for weight loss. Does anyone have any suggestions for hot weather meals?
For exercise, I've been walking. I wanted to take up swimming but have impingement syndrome in my left shoulder, so walking and light weight training are better choices for me currently. Sunday morning before it got too hot I walked 3 miles. Tomorrow I plan to do the same thing. It's time for new walking shoes as my old ones have holes in the toes and my feet hurt a little after Sunday's walk.
I'm still maintaining a weight loss of between 5 and 7 pounds depending on the day. Seems like scales fluctuate mysteriously. My goal is to lose at least another 10 pounds this summer so I'm back in the upper 140 range again for the first time in years. If I can do that or better, and maintain it, I will be happy. My dream plan would be to weigh in the 120s again which was my weight range from about age 12 to age 42 when I slowly started gaining weight. Is it realistic or even desirable for someone 59 to weigh that youthful weight again? I don't know for sure. I'd be interested in what some of you think.
I saw a very good short video on YouTube recently about 2 people in their 70s and 80s who were advised by their doctor to go on plant-based diets. Both of them were transformed. They lost considerable weight, lowered bp, lowered cholesterol etc., and put diabetes into remission. Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3Bu6MJZbW0
Have a wonder filled day!