I have just joined -want to introduce myself. I am 56 years old, a social worker who also works in billing in a small pharmacy. I have just sold an old farmhouse outside Saratoga Springs NY and moved to a very small lot in Albany to be closer to friends. And as anyone who has moved recently knows it's chaos! But the good things include having a real kitchen and being able to cook real meals again. Being able to drink water right from the tap without tasting sulfur. I have recently bought a trike but have not used it much as the hills around my old house were brutal. Now I am in bike path land.
I weighed in at 391.8 this past week. More than I have ever been. I am surprisingly not discouraged by that. In the past I have found "dieting " to be detrimental to my mental health. At some point the feeling of not being OK just the way I am overpowers me and triggers very bad feelings about myself. Not recently but within memory I have felt hopeless enough to feel suicidal. So I now approach food with a focus and feeling good about myself every day as I am and wanting to do things that will promote that like eat healthy foods and use my body in a healthy way.
I have never shared much with a group but this seems like a good place to start. It's a long journey to undertake alone so I am reaching out to fellow travelers.
| current weight: 368.9