I am in my 40's and have lots of weight to lose too, but that is not my primary focus. I consider losing weight and getting fit a side benefit to being healthy. My goal is to achieve health-- 100% function of body, mind and spirit with no evidence of disease.
My weight gain came primarily from stupidity and poor choices. The biggest way i look at it is that God gave me this wonderful awesome self-healing body and I destroyed it. Now I am taking back all the nasty stuff I have done to it and bringing it back to its pristine form from the inside out.
Actually since I changed gears two years ago, i may still be considered obese, but I am healthier now than i was when I was slender. Prior to two years ago, i suffered from Bronchitis almost every year, had bad colds, sinus infections and viruses. I was always tired, my face constantly broke out, my nails were brittle and though I was slender, i had little to no muscle tone.
Since i decided to focus on my health from the inside out-- i have not had a cold, virus or bronchitis in 2 years. My sinus infections and allergies have all but cleared up. My skin is glowing. My nails and hair are growing. I get good sleep and have energy to burn at the end of the day.
I found a new way to exercise and it really works. Found a chiropractor who I love and keeps me away from the prescriptions by ensuring that my nervous system is in pristine condition.
Still working on the outer image. Constantly working on the diet. (not a diet, the diet).
But I understand about things slowing down.
Good Luck to you too.
| current weight: 250.0