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The Ups and Downs of my Health Journey

Monday, August 19, 2013

I have been overweight most of my adult life and only once was able to lose weight to be within normal range for my height and age and that was when I was in my twenties. I have tried so many diets I can't remember them all. I even spent several years in therapy trying to figure out why I cannot seem to lose the weight. I have learned a lot along the way but still struggle with trying to live a healthier life.

I enjoy exercising but so often let life get in the way and then I don't make it a priority. I don't enjoy cooking that much and find that I tend to go for food that is quick and easy and that usually means it isn't that healthy.

I did really well the last BLC round but this round I have been struggling to find the right combination of exercise and eating that will work. I'm frustrated that my mind this round is just not in the right place.

On a positive note I'm still 60 pounds less than my highest weight and I know I don't want to go back to that weight. The older I get the harder it is to carry around the extra weight and now more than ever I need to make improving my health a priority.

I do know that I am not going to give up. I will keep trying until I find what works best for me.
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  • FITAT50
    If you don't like to cook maybe look into Nutrisystem like Andrea is doing with her Mom. That way you don't have to think about what you're going to eat and the prep is already done. Might be a good option for you.
    1768 days ago
    You CAN and you WILL. Sometimes it is slower than others but you have the right attitude and the right combination and it's a process. Baby steps. Progress not perfection and a GREAT team and challenge! You've got this! emoticon
    1768 days ago
    Jimmy Valvano
    "Don't give up, don't ever give up"

    1768 days ago
    1768 days ago
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