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Peace Love Rain
Starting over with everything.
2017 - year of rejuvenation
goal weight: 158
My doctor wants me to count calories, drink more water and walk every day. The basic plan, I think, and often a good one, but I don't want to count calories. I have grown weary of trying to enter things into the tracker, and it never fails that something isn't in there or the info is wrong. It's too time consuming. So perhaps I'll just write down what I eat with good ol' pen and paper, and maybe even start counting carbs again. In the past I did this, with success, and it was easier than counting calories, but I didn't stick with it, it didn't become my new lifestyle, it was just a diet I was on then went off of. That is what I need to focus on... a new lifestyle, not a diet to go on and off of. I read a lot of diet books and they all have something good to contribute, so I'm going to try to incorporate ideas from my favorites into something that I can do the rest of my life.
51, 5'7", married, 4 grown children ages 16 to 25
I've lost and gained over 50 lbs numerous times during my years here on SP. Each time I gained back the weight, it was more than I lost, how cliché, huh? So I ended up at the heaviest I've ever been in my life over the summer, 272.5. Unbelievable. I've slowly been losing again by eating better and increasing my water intake. On an 11-18-16 doc appt. I was down to 259. but still, my blood pressure is outrageous and I also found out my triglycerides are high, couple this with my depression and anxiety... I'm one unhappy camper. So, she (doc) put me on 3 meds to help with all of this crap going on with me. I don't want to take meds forever. I know the meds can help with all those symptoms I have... but it's good food choices and exercise that can cure it, so why do I find it so hard to do? I know... poor habits and inconsistency. Both must change.
I love horror movies, rock music, books, rain, thunder, snow, sunshine, the ocean, silence.
I sometimes feel I say too much, I sometimes feel I need to say more. I can't find that comfort zone.
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