I just joined this group today so I had a place to return to through the next frew months for a bit of inspiration, and had a place to offer encouragement to others looking to make choices that support health and a comfortable weight.
I have a number of friends who occasionally join me in my passion for improved health, but I find their interest wanes and then I get disappointed that I dont have anyone to discuss my challenges and successes with.
I'm 41, a single mother of two children with different eating habits (my 14 daughter is a vegan, my 12 year old son is a new vegatarian) and I myself have found over the years that I feel and look best when I eat a very low carbohydrate diet which includes lean meat and seafood. Its challenging to meet all of my families varied needs every day without cracking up! Ha!
I once weighed 210 pounds (ten years ago) I dropped 50 pounds eating low fat... then settled at 150 for a long time. I reduced my weight further to 120 for about six months (low carbohydrate)last year but as I have reintroduced carbs I have gained most of that back and now weigh 150 again. At only 5"2, my most comfortable weight is 130 and that is where I would like to find myself by June 1. I want to wear the clothes that are now stored under my bed again!
I work out at the gym with a friend twice a week (one hour arobic classes) and play squash for an hour once a week in a league. I am eating low carbs, and reducing portion sizes again and feeling great. I was happy to see that I didnt gain any weight over the holidays.
So... back to 130 I go!
I look forward to meeting you all in the next few months and sharing in your challenges and successes!