Hi, I'm Kathryn. I've finally accepted the fact that losing weight is no longer the easy process it used to be when I was younger. The combination of menopause and mid-life crisis threw me into a depression . I turned to food for comfort and the pounds started to creep up. Initially I was looking for the perfect diet or "magic pill" to lose the weight. Thankfully a health crisis brought me to my senses and with much support and prayers I got on track with a healthy lifestyle. Been a ...
Hi, I'm Kathryn. I've finally accepted the fact that losing weight is no longer the easy process it used to be when I was younger. The combination of menopause and mid-life crisis threw me into a depression . I turned to food for comfort and the pounds started to creep up. Initially I was looking for the perfect diet or "magic pill" to lose the weight. Thankfully a health crisis brought me to my senses and with much support and prayers I got on track with a healthy lifestyle. Been a member of SP since Aug 2008 and it has been a blessing. It helps me stay on course from one day to the next and gives me the accountability which was sorely lacking before.. Each morning I say to myself "How can I honor God today?" Part of that requires that I put healthy food in my body (His Temple) and keep as fit as I can. I find that the more my perspective and attitude line up with His will the easier it is to live a healthy life - but I have a long way to go still.
Achieve a normal BMI ; make exercise a daily habit; control binge eating and get off of BP medication.
Meal planning is the cornerstone of my program. I use the food tracker to help me stay in my calorie range. Exercise includes Strength Training and cardio 5-6 days per week. Stress reduction techniques to avoid binging.
I am a transplanted New Yorker now living in FL. Eager to pursue a new career in health and wellness.
Favorite book is The Bible. I love music, reading and learning to live calmly and peacefully in the techno-crazy 21st century.
Hi Kathryn, thanks for reading up on my blogs and commenting! Good for you with your exercise consistency this year ... it does feel so great, doesn't it. Actually, to be honest, it feels better *after* than during, for me. Do you enjoy exercising? I much prefer outdoor activity - running, swimming etc, than my dvd's. But the dvd's are so very practical for every day life! Also, good for you for having a net weight loss this year!
So. 2013. This is the year we're both going to lose those pounds, we just need to get it together and stay focused. I've found in the past that I need both exercise and food to be lined up to get anywhere. My focus this week is food (get those portion sizes DOWN, Lisa! Don't be greedy Lisa!). I need to get moving, but my reality as of yesterday afternoon is a return of the chest infection that plagued me not long ago. So I'm looking after myself, not comfort eating(!!) and planning for getting moving next week. Hopefully I'll be up to walking outside tomorrow, or a Pilates dvd.
Do you plan ahead with your food? Do you have to cater for anyone else, or are you independent? I know I have a LOT more success when I work it all out in advance, even if I'm eating differently to my family. One of my weaknesses is that my daughter, 16, loves to bake! Sigh!!
May this new year find you healthier and happier,peaceful, content, satisfied,looking forward looking forward to fresh, revitalizing interests a variety of pleasures, interesting new people,material and personal successes to make this new year the best one yet.Happy New Year!
Kathryn, thanks for being such a loyal sp friend and checking in on me. I have not been sparking, I have not been mindful in eating or exercise... and it shows. However, I can feel a stir of the old spark-energy and you have helped that. I'm working out how to start again (baby-steps, I'm thinking!) - I'm drinking my water today, and making a realistic plan. It feels good!
How are you? What's been happening for you? I hope you had a beautiful day yesterday with those you love!