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.
Winter 5% Weight Loss Challenge for 2015
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.
Hello my friend. I GOT MY APARTMENT. I move Sept. 1. Because of my finances I will have to walk the 3 - 4 blocks to the library, it could even be closer to a mile, but I will go there. Internet here is expensive. I need to check on cheaper ones. The hi-rise I am moving into, is the oldest one in town. Has been completely redone. My grandparents lived there. You have to get your own cable & internet. Most hi-riser carry internet and you pay $20. for it. I am a doer, I kam so tired of tv. Being stuck out here, that is all I had, except for my walks and you guys. I love you.
Hi Kathryn! I am doing good--trying to get out on the trike early in the morning and taking my pug with me with a trolley( about 50 extra pounds to pull) She absolutely loves it--me too!
My Paleo is good too! I started with a bang in January and fell back into bad habits--but I have been doing really well--sometimes the weight goes up but the body fat is going down so nothing to depress me! And I do have some meds to help too!
I go for blood work soon to see if i am doing well inside too! My doctor is with me on this journey--so I am being accountable in many ways!
I can surely relate to starting over again and again! uggg! what a pain that is!
We can do it! My mind is totally in it --I hope it lasts--never mind--it WILL last and get me down to a reasonable weight and a healthy me!
Smile. Raise the corners of your mouth. Soon your smile will become genuine. The smile that begins as an effort and a pretense quickly grows to become genuine, and given time, a habit of happiness. "Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy."
Breathe deeply and slowly. Focus your entire attention on each in-breath and out-breath. Imagine drawing new clean energy in through the top of your head on each in-breath, and expelling old stale energy out the soles of your feet on each out-breath.
Take a quiet walk by yourself. Focus on each step and on your breathing. As stray thoughts enter your mind, thank each one, and quickly release the thought and return to a focus on your breathing and your steps.
Count your blessings. Make a gratitude list. You have thousands of reasons to be thankful. Be thankful for those who serve you. Make a list of those you depend upon. Everyone has many people who help along the way. Don't forget those who grow and deliver your food, keep your electricity and telephone running, provide emergency medical care, and protect the safety of your community and your nation.
Forgive someone for something right now. Release the resentment and anger. This practice is for you to become happier. Telling the other person that you forgive them is completely optional, and is merely a bonus.
Stretch your body. Do yoga, do qigong, or just stand and stretch. As a simple stretch, stand and hold your arms out to your sides forming a cross. Gently bend each hand back at the wrist until the fingers point straight upward. Twist each hand and arm in a wringing motion as if you were operating a screwdriver.
Be of service. Find someone who has worse troubles than you and do something nice for them today or tomorrow.
Have a conversation with God (or whatever you call your Higher Power). Approach the conversation with an attitude of gratitude rather than neediness. hope you are having a great day.