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Aging is no fun. Aging and gaining is worse.

I am now 200 lbs. I have been 202 twice, the day each of my children were born prior to their arrival.

Clearly, something must be done.

I have made excuses to myself to the point where I am sick of hearing them inside my head. "It's my thyroid medication." "It's menopause." "I look fine." "It's more muscle. (what I say to myself when I first start gaining weight back while trying to lose)"

What a crock!

It's me. It's my relationship with food. And my relationship with alcohol. And my non-relationship with activity.

From the outside, this makes sense. Inside, not so much. Why do I sabotage myself? I know what to do and have been successful in the past. I spent several YEARS where I actually didn't feel right if I hadn't run 3-5 miles either that day or the day before. I have historically been a very healthy eater. Meaning lots of fruits and veggies and sweets/treats in moderation. I never even really thought about it, it was just the way I ate.

Then something happened in my 40s. No real clue when it started or what triggered it. But i now eat like a classic pre-diabetic. White bread. White rice. Veggies are icky. Gimme more sauce. What's for dessert? When's my next treat/meal/snack? AS I AM EATING, I AM ALREADY LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT THING I CAN EAT. That's ridiculous!!!

since I know what to do
since I know how to do it
I need to do it

Simple, really. Just pull up my (bigger) big girl pants and hold myself accountable for what goes into my body and how much energy I expend.

I'm back on the Spark. Day one. I reset my account and goals.
I will stay on track. I will post and record and track and move. And I will become healthy again because that is how this works.

It's good to see everyone again!

Member Since: 5/21/2009

Fitness Minutes: 26,838

My Goals:
Lose 50 pounds. Obviously, the sooner the better. A one-pound per week loss puts me at my goal just after my 51st birthday. That works for me. So that's my goal. I hope to far exceed this.

Start weight 2017: 200
(Start weight 2009 187)

Look at my cute old post:
Current: 168 (holding in this area for months now)

Goal: 158

My Program:
Starting with a walking program since running really hurts my knees these days. Not that I have run in months. I haven't. I think I ran about 2 miles in May 2017 one day. I'm betting that running won't bother my knees when I get into the 170's, so I'm going to give it a try again when I'm down in that general neighborhood.

Personal Information:
Over 50. 2 kids. Almost empty-nester.

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    “As I start the year, I focus on moving away from whatever has been holding me back. I declare that every negative thought pattern in my consciousness is now being cleared out and released. As I fill my mind with new, positive thinking, I take the first steps toward my bright future!” ~ Louise Hay Affirmations Calendar

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    Thanks! Keep up the good work! good luck getting over this plateau!
    4151 days ago
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