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Thinking about weight


Friday, November 16, 2012

I have been thinking about losing and does it really make you happier. I was happy when I was a little bit smaller. Could wear much more and felt good in clothes. But I don't think I was happier. Was more thinking that I would look better in pictures and people won't think I am fat. ! If I had started this journey many years earlier like when I was in my 30's I would be much better off. It's so much harder when your older. I am 61 going on 62. And don't have as much engery. I do walk and find things to do to keep me busy but it's hard when I have fallen so much and hamstrings are messed up so I am hurting. I always look on positive side. It could always be worse. Would I be happier really skinny? Don't think so. I hust want to look good in clothes and not see the bulges and all. Which stomach will never be flat. Never be what I want so I have to accept what I can't have and look at what I do have. ! And how blessed I am. I can do a lot compared to my gf who has many more health issues than I have. So I will keep going. Fighting my sugar addiction and strive to look my best no matter what weight I am at. ! And keep working out. Doing weights to keep me strong. So the older I get I can keep doing what I am doing. I want to be here for my husband and kids and grand kids. And keep up with them. Which I am !!
So never give up. Cause i don't and I will be healthy and and keep going ! And still on this journey to learn every day how to be better. !
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SIMPLY-4-ME 11/20/2012 5:02PM

    Sounds like you're in a good place mentaly and that's half the battle. emoticon

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JANEMARIE77 11/16/2012 5:10PM

    you got this doing the best you can moment to moment day to day

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GOPINTOS 11/16/2012 5:05PM

    The weight loss journey is more like 80% nutrition. Getting a handle on carbs (bad carbs) and cravings, helped the weight to start to come off. That makes exercise easier on the knees, etc but still, it is mostly about what goes in your mouth. Which I think is the good part. It is much easier for me to control what I eat than to try to exercise like a maniac :)

And while I do want to look better, it is ultimately about health. I want to feel better :)

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NESARIAN 11/16/2012 4:59PM

    Thanks for sharing. I could still wear my high school clothes when I turned 50. Menopause hit at 51 and I entered a time warp of weight gain. 50# in one year. I learned then what happiness was about and putting all my happiness on what I weighed was not working. I just want to be healthy! I wish I still weighed 110 but healthy is more important.

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PICTUREME40 11/16/2012 3:54PM

    I'm with you 100%. Fibro has made me feel like a 80 year old grand ma for most of my adult like. But it's not going to stop me from being the best I can be what ever my age I am. I may never get to the weight I was in my 20's but who cares. All I can do is take it day by day. Some are better than others.
Thanks for sharing.
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MEXGAL1 11/16/2012 9:57AM

    We are just about the same age and I really think for me it's all about feeling healthy and good. Each day that I feel good is a gift to me. Eating good whole foods really does it for me and makes me feel optimum.
Thanks for this blog and the reminder.
Have a terrific day.
Sallie

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ANDREWMOM 11/16/2012 9:23AM

    I am trying... really!!! Thanks! There is hope for me yet???

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KKKAREN 11/16/2012 9:17AM

    I'm in your age range and your blog really hit home with me. I'm healthy and in fairly good shape from my exercise, that which I can do. And try not to stress too much about the number on the scale. Right now I feel like a pretty hot Grandma at a size 14. Thanks for putting it in prospective.

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