70 pounds to go; good to be here!
Hi. I think FitDay is an incredible site because it offers you so much for all the "effort" you plan on putting into getting "better." I live in northeastern Pennsylvania mountain country. I am 46, I have 70 pounds to lose and have special challenges; like being Hyperthyroid (meds contribute to water retention), Starch Intolerant (all starches bring on both IBS and BULIMIA NERVOSA), and many types of sugar intolerance. In other words - I just don't have the enzymes anymore to digest what other people can digest! I can avoid these foods (not a big deal to me), but I am looking at another special challenge: being chronically homeless, with no place to cook yet. My goals here on Fit Day are to choose lots of veggies, meats that I can "boil the fat and salt out of" (if they are processed) before eating, know what portion control I need, and pair this diet with outdoor-focused activity here in the lovely countryside. I hope that with other's help in the forums, I can (over the course of, maximum, a year-and-a- half) reach my goal and get down to at least 135 pounds. Perhaps my Hyperthyroidism might even go away after I achieve a balanced body!