I was always thin and georgeous (see pic :) ) until That god-forsaken curse called menopause. Then it just happened without any warning. Low energy, depression, weight gain, and lack of interest in all things fun. My weight went from 125 to 150. I did work a labor intensive job ( lifting, pulling, walking, hurrying, stressful) and so my weight stayed at 150 til I retired at age 61. Bam! It was 'see how fast I can get fat and ugly' 'cause it was as if that mantra took over while I watched. I hate it and feel like someone totally different than who I once was. There has been one benefit, however, tho I hate to admit it - I've gained a little more humility and understanding of over-weight ppl than when I was thinner. BUT, this gobbiness is not me and I so desire to rid myself of the 'weight' that's holding me down physically and mentally. I've since learned that I have severe osteoporosis with some broken bones, lack of Vit-D and high cholesterol. I'm raising (along with my son) GDs ages 5 and 6 and need a lot more energy than I have right now. The Dr has put me on a low fat diet that is so old fashioned and restrictive that this old lady would ditch it after the first meal. I hope this site and the folks here will pump me up and give me more normal and even delicious options. So, here I come! Hope to see y'all around soon. ~ Gim
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| current weight: 175.0
Do you live deep in the heart of the Queen city ? I read your introduction and kind of felt like I was reading me except for the live-in GD's and son. Those parts I'm a complete opposite, also I'm in my 40's. But, the menopause taking over, osteo & lack of Vit - D rang a "hello, that's me" inside my head.
1570 days ago
Comment edited on: 4/12/2012 6:01:51 AM
to the Melt away the pounds challenge on the 20 pounds must go team! We are totally looking forward to burning away these unwanted pounds together.
If you edit your spark page and scroll down, you should be able to add your ticker. There are sooo many to choose from these, which I love. You could also personalize your ticker to count down towards a goal. Please let me know if this helps or if you have any further questions.
1598 days ago
You can do this. Just take it one choice at a time. baby steps. Thank you for the comment on my blog
1607 days ago
Hi Gim! Yes, I was an athlete in my teen years, spent 5 years as a competitive swimmer. I'm not much one for daredeviling, but I do like to be active. I've actually remained very active through all my years of obesity, until the last one when my body got to heavy to do anything with. Just one side effect of gaining weight due to illness, infection, and medications rather than over-eating or lack of exercise. Sigh.
1607 days ago
Hi again, Gim. Glad you decided to get healthier. At first, I was pretty lost trying to find my way around here, but eventually after playing around on it for a few days, I got the hang of it. I'm sure you will too! Have a good weekend! ~ Tobi
1610 days ago