Life happens and now I am 63. I am a retired teacher of special education and I have become a couch potato. Guess what? If you don't use your muscles they shrink and atrophy! It takes me weeks to develop the ability to walk 2 miles. I lose it in just a few days of sitting. This is not good. Not good at all. Over the last year I have noticed how salt and sugar are affecting me. I have diabetes and hypertension. They are controlled by medicine. But as they say in Spamalot... I'm not dead yet! I still have time. I can make healthy changes and lessen my dependence on medication. I need to move more and eat better so my golden years are filled with fun. I am doing this for me. I want a happy and healthy life. I am worth it! The best is yet to be! The rest of my life will be the best of my life!
Welcome to SparkPeople. We are all here for the same reason, no matter what our personal story is. We are here to help each other to get to that healthy point we want to be in our lives. It is not going to be easy, but it is attainable. Make small goals and they will lead to big successes. You have to make you #1 and tell yourself that you are worth it. And remember you didn't gain the weight overnight and you won't lose it overnight. It takes time, determination, motivation and support. You can get it all right here! If you don't take care of yourself you can't take care of anyone else. If I can help in anyway, feel free to reach out to me! You can do it! We are here to help! Welcome and get active on this site. 3 days ago