Saturday, January 26, 2013
Maybe it is my age (over 50), my thyroid (hypo), by blood sugar (hypo), my lifestyle - whatever - this is one tough and slow process. Ok, way back to the beginning three or so years ago I weighed 200 lbs. Yes, whoa. I lost 50 and have kept if off basically. There have been many ups and downs. Sometimes my weight would get too low, close to 129 and that is not good for me. Right now it is too high and is at the tippy top of my healthy weight range. The process of getting it here and trying to lose a little more and maintain is so incredibly hard this time. Is it my age? Perhaps. Is it work stress? Maybe a contributor. One thing is for sure, I understand the struggle.
It is like a major accomplishment to wake up after staying in calorie range, exercising and keeping your food choices under 20 carbs - to find a tiny loss, ounces, geesh. But so much better than a gain!
It is hard work. It takes major dedication and consistency. I know it is worth it. But how long will this struggle go on? Will I be 80 and still worrying and still working on it? I suppose so.
Hugs to all on this journey - it is a tough one but we can do it!