|Start Weight:||(22 Feb 11) 272.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(19 Jun 13) 214.0 lb|
|Goal Weight:||130.0 lb|
following: pmggolly's own diet
performance: gaining 0.3 lb a week
Hello, I am a woman age 50+ and have been battling my weight since I was 30 years old. My goal is to weight of 130 lbs and be off most of my medications. I have tried several diets prior with little or no success. I would loose about 30 pounds then plateau and wasn't able to get any further. I have now seen a dietitian and have learned how to read labels and stay away from foods that are high in sugar and fat. That has worked better for me than any of the fad diets. I want to GET HEALTHY!
I started on January 1, 2011 at 272 with extremely high blood sugar. I was on two medications for Type 2 Diabetes, two medications for Cholesterol, three medications for blood pressure, three medications for allergies, one medication for acid reflux, and a CPAP machine. I have already lost 78 lbs and still have a long way to go. I am off all Diabetes and Cholesterol, two allergy, and one blood pressure medications so far. YEA!!! I am proud of what I have accomplished so far but need to keep up the hard work to reach my goal.
I am exercising daily which is mostly walking 3-5 miles per day. I do have some floor exercises and use my health rider a couple days per week. I finally got into a pair of jeans that I have not worn since 1991 and they are comfortable. My husband, my two daughters and one son-in-law has joined my on this journey and have all lost weight too. We are feeding my grandson health foods which hopefully will teach him the right way to eat so he is better equipped to handle his weigh as he grows up.
We have all learned to stay away from restaurants as much as possible and cook at home. We do not eat fast foods at all, no carbonated drinks, tea or coffee. We really limit or try to stay away from eating pasta, potatoes, breads, and sweets of any kid. We rarely eat red meat and are using more chicken, fish, sea food, and pork. Tea and coffee were the hardest for me to give up but now I do not miss them at all.