This is an interesting question
I could probably go off on a tangent, but really . . . . . life's too short!!
It bothers me that I keep comparing myself to others. We are individuals -- with different body types and lifestyles. For some people, losing weight and exercise is a no brainer. I admire those people that LOVE to exercise. I have yet to feel any endorphins!! And as far as losing weight -- it is a challenge every day. When I first started to gain weight, I didn't think about it because I never thought I'd be 'obese'. Such an ugly word. Consequently, the weight kept adding up until I realized that the me I see in my head is NOT the me that everyone else sees. I'm not that 125 lb person any more.
It's difficult to remember that it went on slow over many years -- so it's going to take time coming off. I'm impatient. I want to be thin N-O-W!! I DON'T WANT TO BE HEAVY ANY MORE. Reality check -- it isn't going to happen fast. I need to remember that, so . . . I do the best I can, taking it one day at a time. It will happen.
Katie ---- you're a strong woman. I understand your frustrations. It's difficult to find the balance of food and exercise and what will work for you.
My mom has been seeing a dietician since January. My mom is 90 and suffers from arthritis. She figured that if she could lose weight, it would help the pain. Her dietician taught her about portion control and the importance of increasing fruits and vegetables. She also said it is OK to have dessert: cookies, cake, ice cream candy -- just not every day and to watch the portion sizes. She taught her how to read food labels. At the age of 90 with NO exercise, my mom has lost 12 pounds!!
You can do this Katie -- you just need to be patient and lean on your SP Friends!!
RTKR - 9/14/05
LTKR - 2/1/06
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