|Start Weight:||(23 Jul 11) 340.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(08 Dec 13) 277.0 lb|
|Goal Weight:||180.0 lb|
following: fatoldlady's own diet
performance: gaining 0.8 lb a week
I am a 54 year old woman who has to lose about 150 pounds. The pain from the arthrits in my knees finally forced me to get serious about it. Now I am calorie counting and trying to find some form of exercise I enjoy.
My work has had me travelling most of my adult life so I never had any children or got married. My two dogs are like my kids. One is a six year old Great Pryeness Chow mix. He is sweet and gentle and looks like a lion. The other is a year old Chow and I think coyote mix. She is a bundle of energy and sometimes a bit trying but makes me laugh on a daily basis. They brighten up my life and get me out of the house and moving when I am down.
I love to garden and found I have a talent for growing things. My friends say my house looks like a tropical jungle. Last year my knees were so bad that my outdoor garden was overgrown with weeds. I am hoping that things will be better this spring so I can get things cleaned up and looking good.
I have bought my retirement place, two acres in the mountains of BC, and hope to retire soon or at least semi retire. I keep thinking of all the things I could grow on two acres with a good climate. Right now I live in a small town about 40km outside of Calgary AB. Gardening in Alberta is very challanging. Very cold in the winter, hot and dry in the summer and the weather can change by 30C in a matter of hours.
1st Goal Get under 300 pounds Completed Dec 31/2011
2nd Goal Lose 100 pounds
3rd Goal Get under 200 pounds
4th Goal Find a healthy weight and maintain