Not that many years ago I could sit like this. Taken at sunset in San Diego next to a lighthouse.
I don't know who this is, but it's exactly how I feel about starting this new diet.
I thought at age 60 I'd just let myself eat without guilt for the last years of my life. Who cares, I thought. But, at 261 pounds now, I feel pain in my back, I can't get out of chairs easily, even new fat pants don't fit shortly after buying them, I'm embarrassed for the activist groups I visibly represent especially in photos, I am uncomfortable even lying down, and often can't catch my breath. For someone who has accomplished so many jaw-dropping things in my life this is the one area I no longer master. So, today I bought a Vita-mix blender, books about eating raw foods, spoke with a nutrition expert, a weight-recording scale to show my progress, and I'm taking a deep breath. It's only a matter of focus. Oh, I must mention my recent CPAP machine for sleeping nights has made a world of difference in my life. I credit my new ability to concentrate on dieting to my CPAP mask I wear at night. If you are always fatigued, see a doctor about a CPAP mask. Your life depends on it, physically and emotionally. Wish me luck, here I go.
1) To appear more healthy in photographs so I can represent my activist groups better,
2) First weight loss goal 50 pounds, ultimately want to lose 113,
3) Go on a book tour for the book I intend to start writing,
4) Feel more comfortable in all aspects of my life.
1) Starting a Raw Food diet, using new Vita-Mix blender and recipe books,
2) Walking each day, starting by only making it to the community mailbox and back,
3) I will not be hard on myself, I will gradually blend in all new eating habits over time.
Living in central California. Highly visible in activist causes because there are things that matter to everyone, even if they don't know it. Somebody has to get out there and take the hits to make the road a little easier for others to follow.
Rode across country by myself on a motorcycle at age 52, loved it. Have written text books on math, engineering. Started my own business, even opened my own competition. Taught high school math in later years. Share life with a woman that society won't yet let me marry. Have shotgun and revolvers for our mutual protection, Baby.