Sunday, February 06, 2011
I feel like I am ready to share a little of my weight journey
I am almost 62, have been this approximate weight since end of first pregnancy 31 years ago. Prior to that I was within 20 pounds of "ideal" and considered myself a healthy young person. I never lost the pregnancy fat! Then another pregnancy and it still remained. I have yo-yoed with the top 20-30# but have never gotten below the magic 200# mark - I now have HOPE!!
I am now gluten free in an effort to learn with my adult daughter who has been diagnosed celiac and has a life threatening allergy to wheat. Also hoping it will improve my fibromyalgia symptoms. I also have been on supplements to improve a sluggish thyroid and am warm through the first winter of my adult life also!
I have really appreciated the Sparks methods of tracking and feel encouraged to keep at it no matter how slow the loss may be - next hurtle will be to gently begin to do a little bit of exercise and not go over the limit of my fibro. I have a great amount of faith in God and that He would have my body be healthy to better serve in whatever areas of life are ahead.
Weightwatcher principles helped some since Nov 2010 but I really like the sparks best and have found a comfortable nitch on line to be accountable along with three or four people I know and account to locally. God is good and has promised Abundant life John 10:10.