Winter 5% Challenge 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Why do I want to lose weight?
It’s funny, no one has told me I need to lose weight: not my doctor, not my husband or other family members. I know I’m overweight.
By some standards, as little as 15 lbs for a woman my age.
Other standards say it’s better if I weighed what I did at 22, 115 lbs. I want to lose weight because my thighs are rubbing against each other. I don’t like my flabby arms. I want to be a thin old lady and it’s better if I begin now to make this happen. Also, it seems even when I have been at my heaviest, I’ve had a tummy, as I do now, I can’t get obese. It’s not in my body’s make-up. I’d have to stay in bed and eat and eat to become fat. Which is absurd.
Since I cannot weigh more than 180 lbs, which has been my heaviest even when I was pregnant, I may as well get back to being 125 lbs. I was this weight as little as 5 years ago. It’s a truly attainable goal for 2013. I currently weigh 160. I’d like to fit back into my wedding dress, and then I was 135. I got married in Sept. 2011. Why am I fat? It’s not because I overeat. I drink enough water. I have cut out soda. I am not exercising. I think at 46, this is a necessity.
I enjoy walking. I just don’t enjoy walking around a loop in the park I live in. 3 times around is a mile. I’d have to drive to a golf course to walk and I’d have to drive to a gym, which I didn’t do last year. There was too much money wasted on a gym membership not taken advantage of. I don’t like rural life. I did not know that in 2011. I could only see the cute little home, with the backyard and a future vegetable garden. I’m not alone. Within a year or so, it’s likely we’ll be back in Portland and having a 24 HR Fitness membership once more. I’m a displaced downtowner for now.
The saddest thing is that my husband has gained a lot of weight. I’m overweight. And I live with Santa Claus. It’s horrible.
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  • JUNEAU2010
    I know SP says gardening is good exercise, but I have no personal knowledge because I hate gardening. Hang in there! YOU can do this! (me, too!)
    1896 days ago
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