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I Look Incredible

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Nah, I don't. I've gained.

But life's been crazy. I still walk pretty much every day but now my right knee keeps reminding me that I'm 51, not 21.

I was just accepted into the Master's program at my school. I'll probably go another 4 years if I keep taking just one class/semester but doing three semesters/year. I love it but I have to be mindful of how my time will be abbreviated if I start working.

Speaking of which, everything I do these days is some form of volunteer work. I get a lot of practice doing what I want to do for money. And I'll see - maybe I can convert one of these little side projects into my capstone project? I don't know; it's too early to think about that.

I also have a 4.0.

Yeah, that's right.

So -- life is full of decent food choices and exercise but my body keeps screaming, "You're supposed to weigh 275!!! Let's get there really fast!!!" And so it's a struggle and a pain in my ever-expanding keister. But I still walk, still lift, and am still trying to drink water and stay within guidelines and all of that.

Lemme tell ya, having been over 300, and having started all of this in my mid-forties is a recipe for this sort of monumental struggle. It's just ... hard.

But I confess I am just too occupied with other matters these days. And it's not like I'm hanging around eating candy all day long. Don't misunderstand, please.

But yeah, this annoying set point is rather aggravating.

Thanks for listening. Enjoy Postmodern Jukebox.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LDYSABELLA 2/3/2015 1:10PM

    I lost 50 pounds painstakingly and let life bowl me over. I'm starting over again. You have lost an amazing 100 pounds and have managed to keep of 60 of it four years later. That is pretty awesome. Don't give up on you!

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PHEBESS 7/19/2014 6:38AM

    Nice to see you again.

And yeah, it's a constant struggle. Some days (weeks, months) we lose, some we gain, some we stay the same. And, well, staying active is good.

(I went to school part-time to get my teaching certification, post-MA and post-Peace Corps. Took me 3 years. Then I found my dream job and worked there 25 years before retiring. So if the degree helps you get that dream job, it's worth it!!!!)

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WATERMELLEN 7/17/2014 7:56AM

    Having finished up my 5th degree at age 50 (and topping out at 230 pounds in the process) I sure do feel for you: been there, got the Tshirt!!

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DDOORN 7/16/2014 10:26PM

    Terrific hearing from you Jes! And yes, it IS hard...and it has a way of STAYING hard, no matter how much we may wish it wasn't. But WOW you've been busy living your life! Go you!

Thx for the new-to-me tune! :-)


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BEWELL48 7/16/2014 10:17AM

    Didn't complete my masters until I was 60 yo and maintained a 4.0 throughout. You can do it and what a gift to yourself! Here's to your success. It is easier to lose weight when we are happy doing what we are doing!

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    It is absolutely amazing how much easier school is when you are 51 and not 18. I think it has more meaning too.

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