Clematis in Spring. This is for you, Gingerstardust!
Within the past 3 years I have gained 20lbs. I was in a serious motorcycle accident in May 2004 and the combination of pain, inactivity and depression has contributed to the weight gain. I turned to snacks, mostly Peanut M&Ms for comfort. Peanuts are a healthy fat, right?
I am trying to get myself in a better place. I am 55 years old and have taken up kayaking for upper body strength, cardio and just plain enjoyment. I am also using gardening for exercise and therapy. I love to do anything outside.
May 20, 2006. I have been serious about counting calories, tracking my food and drinking my h2o. I have now lost 4 pounds! 16 to go. Sounds so much easier than 20!
May 31, 2006. 2 more pounds lost!
14 to go and then I may set a new goal weight.
Well, I've slacked off a bit. It's now October and I'm at 126. I would like to lose 12 more pounds, but it may take a while. I have increasing pain in my ankle which limits my activity and exercise. I am vowing to eat less to compensate.
At least I'm not gaining and in the past 6 months, I have lost 10 pounds. Slow going, but the right direction.
I give credit to this site and the tools available. I try to use them all especially the Food Tracker.
March, 2007 update: I have been in a cast for the past 2 months from surgery to have my ankle fused. I am trying so hard to get relief from the pain from my broken ankle and get my life back.
Well, I am still in considerable pain, but I pray that it is temporary. I have another month in a cast, but the next one will be a walking cast, so I will be more mobile. Since Jan, I have been in a wheelchair or used crutches. It's been a long winter.
October 2007 update: I haven't updated this page in 6 months. I am still in constant pain with my ankle. I am now trying acupuncture, laser and more PT. I cannot believe or accept that I won't get better. It's been 9 months since my last surgery and I don't see any relief yet. Maybe it needs more time.
I'm still struggling with losing the weight I have put on these last 3 yrs. I'm getting more active; yoga, balance ball, pilates and kayaking. I just need to say NO to chocolate! But, it's my friend. LOL
Update April 2008. February 2008 my hubby and I joined WW. After 9 weeks, I have lost 13 pounds! Doing it together and going to the meetings has been the key for us. Of course I has the basics from Spark and use the Fitness tools a lot. There are great exercise videos and demos here that anyone can do from home. I have not been to the gym in over a year because of surgery and just plain PAIN, but I have still exercised with DVDs and Spark demos.
1. My first goal is to cut out snacking when I''m not really hungry.
2. Exercise more. Pilates, water aerobics, kayaking.
3. Ultimately fit into my clothes and not have to buy new ones.
Joined SP in February, but didn''t use it. I am now finally using this site and it is working for me.
Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. Proverbs
I live in Virginia, enjoy my family, gardening, my pets and kayaking.
The definition of insanity: Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
The definition of addiction by Dr. Sam Sugar of the Pritikin Longevity Center
"Repetitive behavior beyond your control that leads to adverse consequences."
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| current weight: 110.0