Friday, December 27, 2013
Here I am starting over one more time. Once again, I need to lose 100+ pounds. Now, at age 61, I can feel myself losing core strength and having balance issues as well. So here's the plan ....
~ Track food
~ Join gym and go 2-3x per week (it may not be "enough" but it is realistic
~ Work with personal trainer once a week
~ If I don't lose at least 2 lbs/week in January, join Weight Watchers
~ Rely on Thanksgiving Community and Spark Friends to keep me motivated
~ Blog about the journey when I feel the urge for emotional eating
I am an emotional eater. I lost 61 pounds from November 2009 (when I joined SP) to October 2012. When I started a new job and got into a committed relationship, I gained it all back in 3 months. I've been at my highest weight ever since January 2013. Now, I've moved to St. Louis (after 28 years in Arkansas), moved in with the love of my life after living alone for four years and started a new job working with women who have experienced sexual and physical violence. It's a stressful time in my life. Turning the ship away from emotional eating will be difficult ... but perhaps this is an opportunity to learn how to eat healthy in spite of stress.
While I may be over-dramatic, I feel like this may be my last chance to get healthy and avoid growing old in ill-health. My goal is to take the pounds off slowly and increase core strength .... and maintain the weight loss and improved strength for the rest of my life. I fully expect to live into my 90s (as the women in my family tend to do). That gives me another 30 years to live healthy ....
I am going to need the support and encouragement of my SP friends and the Thanksgiving Community. I do not expect the journey to be easy ....
Thank you in advance for sharing the journey with me.