It is not logical to continue losing the same battle with 'alien' food choices and surplus fuel hoarding after so many years of experience. Change is necessary and I am the captain of this starship. You have the con Number One. The Borg of obesity and chronic diseases is headed for your home planet. It is now officially the greatest health threat of our century. Resistance is necessary and it is NOT futile.
Live long and prosper. To prosper means to thrive, to live with my ability to enjoy the richness of life undiminished and my mobility and vitality uncompromised, to continue to be flexible and strong enough to enjoy yoga and dance, and act as my own beast of burden, to have zip and zest for new actvities and adventures. And please Q, could I wear a size 8 again?
What am I doing to meet my goals? After almost a year of walking 15 miles a week, I lost not a single pound! Worse, I developed a pinched nerve I never had before. I stopped walking, the nerve healed, and after 5 months of no exercise at all, I have not gained or lost. This trash about exercise being the key is bollocks, just like the unsubstantiated advice to dring 64 oz of water every day . I am convinced it is calories in, calories out, so my focus is going to be on portion control. A little strength training might be good as I want to be able to lift my own groceries and luggage, not to mention granddaughter. I am seriously disappointed that all that walking did absolutely nothing to reduce my weight, and NO, I did not feel more fit, or energetic either!
I like chocolate,wine, an occasional dessert, red meat, drinking alone (drunks are disgusting but I like wine with dinner, or before bed) cookies, and fruit. I will not give them up, so don't even go there. My desire to be healthy and slim is "pure" and not driven by desperation as I enjoy being single again, and don't miss having a partner. I would miss wine and chocolate more. I hate exercise, and I do mean hate. I have tried it and it is highly overrated. (See above) At least I don't smoke. That is disgusting too. I can live without pasta, or potatoes, and I do thank goddess for that. I have great health, and as a result will probably live forever. My reasons for not being overweight have to do with a compulsive need to remain independent and autonomous. I would rather just end it early than be sick, an invalid, or a burden. So, I strive, to lose 10 or 20 pounds.
I have become a Grandmother. What a great motivation to stay fit forever!
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Hi there, TRacKFAN! :-P Good luck getting back to tracking your diet and good luck with all your other fitness goals. I hope you are doing well. I miss your awesome blog posts by the way, but understand being very busy as I haven't been on Sparkpeople myself since I started grad school in September...
Live long and prosper!
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