I haven’t always had a weight issue. Matter of fact, in my adolescent years I considered myself one of the thinner girls. I didn’t ever have to worry about what I ate or how much I ate. Fast forward to my mid-20’s to mid-30’s and four babies later, the weight has never really come off. One thing that I believe attributed to this is that all my life I’ve had sedentary jobs — office and secretarial where 90% of my day was/is sitting. Although I was fairly active in high school (P.E., track, roller skating) I cannot say that I have a love relationship with anything strenuous these days.
I have been on diets before, matter of fact, I’ve probably tried them all. I lost weight, gained it back, lost it again, gained it back; thus I became a “yo-yo dieter” bouncing from one diet fad to the next. Because I am an emotional eater, when life gets stressful, the first thing I go to is food. Can anyone relate?
Here I am in my mid-50’s and I am finally facing the demon of my eating habits and lack of movement square in the face. Last September I joined Weight Watchers and lost 17lbs in just about three months. It’s a great program; however it is a little outside my budget to attend meetings. Community is huge for me in every aspect of my life. So when I decided I couldn’t sustain attending WW meetings for the long haul, I joined an App-based program which teaches a lot about the phsycological aspects of eating and I am learning so much about why I eat they way I do! I’m still losing, down almost 27lbs! I’m not after another weight loss gimmick, but rather I’m on a slow and steady journey towards better health and self-confidence.I'm not after another weight loss gimmick, but rather I'm on a slow and steady journey towards better health and self-confidence. Click To Tweet
It all started with the desire to begin, to take a step and risk failing, as I have so many times before. I am thankful for a community of people, both in person and on line, that are there to support me and hold me accountable.
How are you doing in your own journey towards health? What is one thing you can do today to better your tomorrow? How will you begin? I’d love for you to leave a comment so that we can chat more.
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