|Start Weight:||(18 Jan 14) 216.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(19 Apr 14) 198.0 lb|
|Goal Weight:||145.0 lb|
following: learning coach's own diet
performance: losing 5.3 lb a week
Hi all! My name is Tina, and I am 58 years young, married 30 of those years, and have 3 grown kids, two grandchildren, 1 dog, two cats, and 10 chickens! Fresh eggs-yes! Grew up in MD, now reside in KY. I have struggled with weight most of my life. Food always seemed more important to me than my siblings, I grew up using food for comfort, friendship, dealing with all sorts of negative and positive emotions. My mother, whom I lived dearly, was very body concious ( those were the days when the ladies' magazines started, and Jack Lalane was on tv.). She was always commenting on my weight, trying ti put me on diets, and really seemed to be embarrassed by me. Funny thing is, when I look at my pictures I was pretty normal! Not a stuck but not obese by any means!
I had bariatric surgery 8 years ago. I lost 108 lbs. Had lost 15 before surgery. Last couple of years, the weight has Vern creeping back on. Had ankle surgery in Oct. Developed tendonitis and have been extremely sedentary since then. And...I gained twenty pounds!! I am at my highest weight since the surgery- 216- and scared. I don't want to go back there. I am a Christian, and Jesus means everything to me, but I have never consistently trusted Him with my food issues. So,at the ripe old age of 58, I am learning how to do that!
I like: gardening, reading, teaching, animals, people, worshipping, and serving. I work in the CARE ministry at our church in lay counseling and love it. Oh, I LOVE Madea movies!!
I would like to go back to school but can'.t afford it and refuse to have a student loan So..waiting. Thanks for reading my bio.