|Start Weight:||(03 Jan 12) 203.7 lb|
|Current Weight:||(09 Sep 16) 180.2 lb|
|Goal Weight:||190.0 lb|
following: pennyrw's own diet
I'm a 64 year old recently retired nurse. Married 41 years; my husband has been disabled the last 7-8 years. He doesn't require a lot of care, but can no longer drive, has pretty severe chronic pain and no short-term memory. But he's a good guy and we enjoy life together. We have 4 really great kids, 2 great daughters-in-law, one great son-in-law and 5 grandchildren. Grandchildren make raising kids well worth it!! Have to say, though, that I loved every phase of being a mom and love being a grandma even more. Now that I don't have to work, I have time to keep my apt really neat and tidy, sew, read and participate in Bible studies and church more. I also collect buttons. I want to volunteer at some point, but am still "recovering" from being a working gal.
I have been heavy almost my whole life, and have that whole metabolic syndrome thing. I had one year after my 1st child was born when I was at my goal weight and liked the way I looked. However, I got pregnant again, and had to eat more than 800-1000 cal/day, and have never been thin again. I have been trying to lose the weight for over 30 years with little success, and have tried program after program.
About 15 years ago I decided to stop dieting, because every time I did I lost 5-10 lbs, then gained 10-15. I figured if I stopped, I might at least be able to maintain my weight. And it worked. I truly do need and want to lose some weight just so I am more healthy and can be more active. I don't plan to get skinny again, but if I can lose even 20 lbs, it will help.
My top weight was about 7 years ago, at 213. I have slowly dropped to 190-ish. I never thought I would see 185 again, but maybe it can happen.