|Start Weight:||(20 Jun 13) 187.4 lb|
|Current Weight:||(05 Mar 14) 193.0 lb|
|Goal Weight:||160.0 lb|
following: shan17's own diet
performance: losing 1.4 lb a week
I'm a 42 year old mom with a checkered health history and a penchant for injury, both contributing to weight gain. More than a year ago I lost 40 pounds over six months, but the summer came and my 8yr old was out of school. I hadn't made it a priority to make time for and take care of myself. I gained 25 pounds back. I hate gyms. I love to walk for my cardio, but have suffered recurring hamstring injuries and have arthritis in one of my feet. I finally bought a recumbent bike for my cardio, because I just can't wait for everything to get better: the stars will likely never align. I feel like I'm in a good place to renew my efforts at weight loss in a healthy and realistic manner.
I actually have a Masters Degree in Nutrition Sciences and am a Dietitian, though not currently practicing. It's time I "Do as I say." I follow a diet roughly based on the Weight Watchers point system with healthy food choices. I try to exercise an hour each day, though I haven't done much in the past month. I also started yoga recently, which, like everyone always says, I should've started years ago. I'm not limber and I am prone to muscle, ligament and tendon strain and tears. The yoga is great for this problem and so much more strengthening than I would have ever imagined.
My primary goals are to improve my conditioning, strength and flexibility. I would like to lose weight to improve my appearance, self-confidence, and overall health. I am 42 years old. I've often heard that "42" is the answer, and now I'm going to make that true. If not now, when?