Originally Posted by sarah709
Iím a fifty two year old woman that has had a weight problem for most of my life and the last 17 years have taken their toll on me. Job loss, caretaking of a long term ill parent along with all the other upís and downís of everyday life left me tired and drained. I made sure my husband, family and friends were healthy but let myself do what I wouldn't let them do. Over Christmas break, I finally got the message--I need to do as much for myself as I do for them. I need to treat 'me'
like I do them. I shake my head at the stuff I said to myself to make over eating and not exercising okay. What was I thinking? Well those days are over! I need to loose well over a hundred pounds so I can do the things I love and get back to living a lifestyle that wonít
support me being heavy.
I have no interest in beating myself up. I did what I did and now I have to move on and get healthy. I don't want this to be a chore either! I want to celebrate
my new way of thinking and living so that the journey is fun each and everyday as I get closer to living and being healthy in mind, body and soul. Who wants to join me? I'm ready to laugh at my struggles, roll my eye's at the hard work ahead as I tell myself 'yes you can!" and enjoy the trip as much as I enjoyed all those goodies and skewed thinking that got me here. LOL This body is so not the person I am on the inside and it's high time my outside matches my insides . . . again. My husband and kids are with me so letís reeve up those metabolismís and get healthy.
Onwards and upwards people! Join me if you're in the same place and let's move together. Let's laugh our way to being healthy and leave a trail of lard miles long in our wake!
Love your motivation! It truly is never to late as far as age goes. I am 51 and I haven't been this healthy and strong in many years. If your mind is open to change it can happen. "Keep trying. In every defeat there is a lesson on how to succeed the next time" A little motivation not that you need it
52 year old (5'4")
Highest weight 234 (10 years ago)
Starting Weight 185.8 (4/10/12)
First Goal 160 (7/10/12) 161.2
Second Goal 155 (8/31/12)
Current Weight 153 and struggling
New goal - lose weight slowly, build muscle & lower body fat
"There is no diet that will do what eating healthy does. Skip the diet. Just eat healthy"