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Getting Serious

Friday, August 16, 2019

I don't know about you, but I have tried many diets. When I was in my last term of pregnancy I weighed 190 plus pounds. I am only 5'3" and that weight did not make my doctor happy. I had started trying to conceive when my weight under 130. I had to have some fertility drugs to finally become pregnant. So I skipped exercise and and any physical activity. I was not going to lose this baby that I tried so hard to have. I lost 40 pounds after pregnancy. I was still too heavy. I began exercising and barely eating anything in order to lose weight. I did it. I was able to get down to around 130.

As the years passed, in a sedentary job, the pounds increased. When I retired in my 50s I was at 168 pounds...still too heavy for my height. My thought was that I would diet and exercise and lose fairly easily since I had done it before. Aging made it more difficult to lose weight. Actually, I went up to 173 pounds. After a serious accident and many broken bones, I decided again that I would lose weight. I was NOT going to gain a lot of weight due to my injuries. I actually did lose some weight by doing my physical therapy and living in Florida, at that time, I walked on the beach A LOT. I also started going to Weight Watchers. Well, the WW was fairly successful but I did often stop and eat a McDonald's breakfast sandwich on the way home from my meetings. Not a smart idea.

I have now lost 20 pounds with Spark People. I am not at my goal weight. I want to lose 10 pounds more and possibly 15. My WW goal weight, at my age, is around 140 pounds. I hope that I can reach it. I really KNOW that I can lose it. I just need to stay serious and avoid snacks.

It is never too late to try again.

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