|Start Weight:||(08 May 13) 252.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(15 Jan 14) 251.0 lb|
|Goal Weight:||185.0 lb|
following: bitteninmd's own diet
performance: losing 1.2 lb a week
Hi there everyone!
I am a 45 year old mother of 4 great children ages 18-29. Who has always been rather sedentary in my day to day life. I was always on the move when the kids were younger taking them from place A to place B, but I usually pulled up a lawn chair and read while they practiced their sport of the moment. And since I have always been a working mother with a long commute we usually ended up with some kind of quick meal. (Insert your favorite pizza place, sub shop, or burger place here) After many years of this I now find myself at my highest weight ever.
I have also been having some health issues over the last 18 months – 2 years. Which was first diagnosed as pre-menopause, and a sluggish thyroid. (something to blame the weight on) After I finally got around to following up with my regular doctor I found out that my thyroid was in normal range but that I was on that dangerous border line for being pre-diabetic, extremely low on my vitamin D (which I still forget to take) and in risk range of heart disease even though both my good and bad levels of cholesterol were in the better ranges.
The doctor said he would retest all my blood levels in three months before prescribing cholesterol medication. The best medicine for now is weight loss and getting off my big hiney. He was hoping for a weight change of about 6 lbs (.5 a week) just to show him I was trying. And since I plan to stick around for a long time to enjoy all my eventual grandchildren I’m hoping to walk in with a 25 lb change and to keep going until I reach 185.
I wish everyone success on their weight loss/life changing quests.