In August of this year I came back to Sparkpeople. I have come back before for a few weeks
and then dropped off. I didn't know anybody that I had known in 2008 that was still on this site.
I decided this time, I would meet new sparkfriends and try to get some of this weight off.
I joined a few groups and made some new friends. My personality is being kind of a shy person, so I don't really post a lot, but I do read almost all of the posts on the teams that I belong to. I also read all of my mail. I appreciate all of you who are helping me in this weight loss journey.
To date I have lost 30 lbs. At my age (72), I really didn't think I would be able to lose that much. I hope to lose a lot more but I worry about losing it at my age.
I have started to feel cold all of the time, so I went to the doctor and she told me it's probably because of the weight loss. She did give me a blood test to make sure that there wasn't anything else that may be wrong and all my tests came back okay. She liked that I had lost the weight that I did and I told her about Sparkpeople and how I was doing it by eating between 1200 and 1550 calories a day. She liked the way I was losing the weight and said
she was fine with the way I was doing it.
I have lost my appetite for sugary things and also eat way less in portions that I use to eat.
I eat the things that I always ate, just smaller portions. My one vice is drinking diet soda.
I would love to stop, but it is an addiction. I did stop for about 2 months and replaced it with drinking diet Snapple ice tea, but unfortunately I am back drinking the diet soda.
I am not diabetic, and am happy about that. But I still weigh 215 lbs. and really need to lose
another 65 lbs.
I have made a goal to reach 150 lbs. by the end of 2019. It's a goal that I believe is achievable and I know that a lot of you will help me along the way. I thank you now for helping me in the past and I thank you for all the future help you give me.
I hope that you all have a "Happy New Year"
Hugs to all.