I'm 42. 5 years ago I went on some medication for depression that made my hair fall out and gain 60 lbs in a NY minute. As if being fat and bald isn't an even better reason to be depressed! :) I went off the meds but the weight stayed on, and I gained even more. Last May I topped out at 215 lbs. I've lost 43 lbs so far - mainly by adding breakfast to my diet.
I still have 22 lbs to go. I'm 5'10" and big boned so I think 150 is a good weight for me.
I HATE diets, and have a horrible sweet tooth. What I'd really like to do is change my lifestyle. I want to start exercising and being conscious of what I eat.
Drinking enough water is another chore for me. I find that if I drink from a water bottle its easier, and if I'm out doing things I tend to drink more. But the days I'm at home with the kids I tend to forget.
I'm married to a wonderful man. I have 4 children (22, 16, 3 & 2mos) and 2 grandchildren (4 & 3). I work part time. I love to cook and try new recipes I really like making up my own, and there isn't a recipe I haven't tweaked in some way.
My favorite exercise is to swim laps in a pool with a mask and snorkel. Its very relaxing listening to myself breath. I love yoga and the elliptical trainer. I don't mind weight training but I hate cardio classes (I get SO bored counting to 8 over and over and over again.) Years ago I took a step aerobics class from a woman who was originally a cheerleading coach and she taught it more like a dance routine - that I liked. I have a treadmill in front of the TV, but it still isn't getting daily usage. I'm a member of the Pulse.
Once a week there is a West African dance class at the center by city park pool. Its a workout. I'm just recouping from RSV (my lungs are still weak) so right now my short term goal is to work up to being able to do 2 hrs of cardio. I'm starting with walking - seems like its going to be forever before I can take that class again. I'm guessing that its a bit like waiting for Xmas - it gets here sooner than you expect.
I'm excited to join SP. I think its really going to help me stay on track and be able to see my progress. I look forward to getting to know you all, and supporting you in your journies too.
"God is the Love that allows me to be fit and healthy."