My daughter got married the end of last month, and of course I wanted to lose weight. But I missed my goal by 25-30 pounds. But I did lose about 20 pounds since last fall, I see myself making progess, and now I want to continue my journey to a new healthy me!
I'm 60 years old and have been a yo-yo dieter since high school. But the swings that were 15 lbs have become as much as 60 lbs in the past decade. As a result of all my "diets", I have eliminated many unhealthy foods and am semi-vegetarian, but with fish and eggs and very little dairy. But I have a fierce sweet tooth that often sabotages my good behavior.
I have never been an athlete, the types of exercise I did were pretty much limited to walking, swimming, and Curves-type circuits. I've been a YMCA member for a couple years, but wasn't making much progress on my own (including getting there). So this spring I signed on with one of the trainers, twice a week for eight weeks, and as a result of the different activities she introduced me to, my confidence in my physical abilities is high. I am fairly healthy, but I am on meds for high blood pressure, and I have been bothered with osteoarthritis in my back and knees. But I now do free weights, cycling, Zumba, and boot camp! Who cares if I am the last person back when the instructor says run around the building? I just ran around the building! I am a teacher and have one more stress-free month of my summer. I have signed for some of the Y classes for the rest of the summer and have made it my goal to do some exercise every day. I signed on to SparkPeople a week ago and have achieved my goal this past week.
I have been reading some of your articles and postings over the past week and I have to say thank you to all you SparkPeople!
| current weight: 157.0