I found this group via 1CrazyDog… *S*
I’ve been on SP for a while and just returning this year after a lengthy sabbatical. I reside in southwest Michigan on a 10 acre farm where I grow nuts. I’m an avid gardener: blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, apples, peaches, and tons of flowers and shrubs.
I’ve battled weight issues since birth and managed it well until perimenopause at age 35. I’m a recovered over-exerciser and starvation dieter; even did a stint with emotional eating too. At age 44-45 I decided to get rid of those bad weight-loss habits and try something new… like eating and simply being active. I no longer weigh myself, except at the doctor’s office and I NEVER ask what the scale revealed. My activity includes purposeful workouts that combine cardio with strength training. Other activities included are: gardening, push mowing, farming, leisure walking and biking, and anything else that has me moving.
At 50 years old, my most recent, greatest achievement is accepting my body as she is and maintaining positive self talk. I may not be loosing weight but I’m not gaining either. And this speaks volumes as I suffer from hypothyroidism, PCOS, osteoarthritis and adrenal dysfunction. Staying active is challenging even on good days, but I persevere. I continue with Spark People because it keeps me abreast of current medical news and is an edifying reminder of why my lifestyle is just as important today as it was in my youth.
However weight and activity management is not all I am. My days are filled with music, art and other hand crafts. A new empty-nester, I am still owned by 2 Toy Fox Terriers, 2 tabby cats, and 2 finches. I enjoy reading, web page design and writing.
Looking forward to getting to know everyone… *S*
PeaJay50 aka PJ, Pam or Pamela Jenewein
"Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim." - Nora Ephron
“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, but only saps today of its strength.”