|Start Weight:||(03 Feb 11) 289.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(17 Mar 16) 229.0 lb|
|Goal Weight:||175.0 lb|
following: hootie47's own diet
performance: gaining 0.6 lb a week
I am 67 years old, 68 in less than a month. I always thought I had a weight problem but as I look back I really did not, until--- I have hypothyroid so it was always a battle to maintain my weight. When I was in my early 50's I moved to a new state and the doctors changed my thyroid medication and I gained 80 lbs in 3 months. About that same time I started to be short of breath, thought it was from my weight gain actually from COPD, but I could not longer enjoy dancing, hiking, biking or all the activities I had enjoyed. That also contributed to my weight gain. I have been trying to lose the weight for years now but never had much success. I was in a medical scooter so I was not even going for walks. I did work hard and am no longer in the scooter.
Recently I was diagnosed pre-diabetic so I have gotten serious about my diet. It is not easy since I love to make home made ice cream, home made bread and lots of cakes.
Going to need help and encouragement and maybe a few slaps on the wrist but the next few months is going to be a real journey! I need to lose at a minimum 139 lbs.