I'm 62 also! I think you should be able to change your family history of early death if you take care of yourself now. We'll try to keep you focused and encouraged.
I also eat when I'm not hungry. According to the SY book that is a sure sign of emotional eating. No, I haven't done the online course. I'm still working my way through the last few chapters of the book. There are some exercises that you need to think about. While you are out shopping, you might want to pick up a notebook to do some of the exercises. I haven't done the online SY yet, but I will do that in September. I think the online program is more customized to each person's particular emotional type of eating.
With diet, exercise, no smoking, etc. you can reverse so many causes of bad health. I think we are all a work in progress. Years ago I quit smoking. It took many tries, but eventually I did quit. It was probably thehardest think I ever did. Now I'm working on my diet. I used to eat a lot of fast food. Loved McDonald's, but now I very seldom eat fast food. I'll go to subway and get a turkey sub w/no mayo. I just learned to use mustard as a condiment. After years of doing this, I don't even miss the mayo. I try to eat alot of fruits and vegetables, which I love, so it's not that big of a deal. My issues now are chocolate and wine and cheese. I also snack when I'm bored and lonely, which is much of the time. This week I am not snacking quite as much. I don't know if it's the info from the book, but I am having a good week. Anyway, I have rambled on enough.
Hope you are able to get the book this week-end. Read it and re-read it. I'll be curious what you think about it. In the meantime, I think 62 is young. There is no reason that this can't be the best time of your life.
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