I’m sure I’m not the only one out there that struggles with her weight. Our weight is a major issue with today’s women, at least it is in the U.S. and other first-world countries. If you are like me, you have been on a diet for years. I think I’ve been on a diet of one kind or another since beginning high school. Much of that time I didn’t need to be on a diet at all, but I thought I did. I pushed myself to lose that extra pound. There was a time in my life when I could stand to gain some weight but still, I denied myself anything that had extra calories so I could see the needle on the scale drop the next morning.
Well, that’s not my problem now. In fact, as I have gotten older… umm… take that back… as I’ve gotten more mature.
(no gray hair cracks)
As I was saying, as I’ve gotten more mature, I’ve had the opposite problem. I have plenty of extra pounds to go around and the scale just doesn’t drop like it used to. I do have to admit that I’m not doing nearly the exercise I did in the past. The job I have now is almost completely sedentary, so I’m on my rear up to ten hours a day. More if I’m doing overtime.
So, this is my struggle. I need to really lose weight. I’m no longer in a size 6 and still trying to lose. Now I’m in a size 18 and trying to lose. My goal is to be back into a size 8, or at least a 10 before we go on vacation in August. My husband and I have always liked to hike and climb, but right now I can’t do much of that. One thing we would like to do this summer is, climb Mt. Lassen again. Weight is holding me back. I don’t want that to be the reason I don’t do the things I want to do with my husband.
Can I lose four sizes in five months? Maybe not, but I can try! So far, I’ve already lost twenty pounds since Christmas. That’s a huge success for me these last few years. Most of that weight, fifteen pounds, has been lost over the last six weeks. Can I keep this up and get down to my final goal weight of 135 by August?
I’m going to really push myself, and I’m going to need your help. I plan on checking in here, on my blog and letting you know how I’m doing. That will keep me accountable. If any of you want to join me in weight loss… or weight gain, if that’s your need, just let us all know in the comments. We can encourage each other in here and work together. We can make it to our desired goals. Who’s in?
2 thoughts on “That Age Old Struggle”
I don’t remember ever wearing a single digit pant size. I’ve been over weight since, Im guessing around 5th grade maybe before that. Going clothes shopping before each new school year was not my thing. It was like torture! There was a point in time that all I did was work and work out! Pretty sure that’s the least I have weighed in my adult life. Who wants to just live at the gym and place of employment? It got old. I knew feel an adrenaline rush from working out. Through out my adult years I have gained and lost and then gained more back then I lost. I felt like why even bother.
Until I got diagnosed with diabetes type 2 and I don’t want the complications of the heart, kidneys, eyes and such that can develop. So I decided to improve my general health!
Not all health improvements are based on a number on a scale. From my experience lossing weight fast = gaining it back faster plus more. It took me 41 years to reach my highest weight. Ive lost 50 lbs since August. Like I said it’s not just about the scale, my a1c and other lab work have decreased! I haven’t set a goal of number of pounds that I want to loose!
I don’t look at my eating habits as a “diet.” I’ve made changes like not eating sugars all the time. Sugar is very addictive, like a drug! It’s hard to break the sugar habit. I also east lesssimple carbs like pasta, bread, potatoes. I drink tons of water. I eat more veggies and fruits. It needs to be a lifestyle change, not a diet or I will just return to where I already was.
Sorry this got lengthy. I’m proud of you for wanting to make changes to improve your health. I’m here to support you!
I’m proud of you also. It is hard but it’s something we can control. It just takes discipline, and that’s hard.
unfortunately, it’s not a one-time decision. It’s a second by second decision. It never ends!
But we can do it. We will do it!
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