I do have some goals, even though I no longer focus on losing weight. One thing has been decided, which is that we are permanently here, not temporarily. So, I can stop camping out and going on 'vacation' rules, where regular nutrition and exercise aren't so important.
I've gone back to my regular eating plan, after about a year and a half of sampling all sorts of fun things that I haven't eaten for more than 20 years. Exercise has been mostly walking a few miles every day, a lot of walking, but no weight training since we got rid of my Total Gym before we moved here. So, goal number two is to go back to strength and stretching.
My weight is unchanged for five years now, except for that disaster last spring where I tried cutting calories for 3 weeks, and actually gained 8 pounds on 1250 cal/day. When I went back to eating my regular amount of about 2000, the 8 pounds went away in a couple weeks. Best explanation I have is that cutting calories suddenly sends starvation signals to menopausal women's bodies, which immediately go into hibernation mode, slow down metabolism and put every calorie possible into fat. Especially when you're too groggy and tired to want to exercise!
Third goal is to get back to riding our bikes, even though we have hills here. That set of goals should keep me busy, LOL.
Over the hill, learning to enjoy the view
| current weight: 195.0