|Start Weight:||(07 Oct 14) 180.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(02 May 16) 185.0 lb|
|Goal Weight:||163.0 lb|
following: teskandar's own diet
performance: gaining 0.5 lb a week
I am a 53 year old mother of 5 grown children. I have been married 31 years. I have struggled with my weight nearly all my life especially after having children. I managed to keep my weight in the 150's, which I was comfortable with, until 2008. Since then I have lost 2 brothers and a sister (who was my best friend) and quit smoking. I turned to food for comfort. I also went through menopause, so most of the weight settled around my middle.
I have recently been diagnosed with high blood pressure. I need to drop at least 20 pounds and exercise regularly.
I would love to have some buddies like myself to support and be supported by. We all need a little help now and then. We are on a lifetime journey, one day at a time. Some days we stumble. What matters is that we forgive ourselves and get up again. Try to enjoy life every day.
*update July 2015*. I am now 56. I've allowed my weight to creep up to 180, the heaviest I've ever been. Last month my spouse of 34 years told me that he wants to split up. I am now trying to adjust to life as a single woman, including getting healthier and taking care of myself. Life is still one day at a time, it's just a little scarier now.