|Start Weight:||(01 Jan 16) 198.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(26 Sep 16) 194.5 lb|
|Goal Weight:||154.0 lb|
following: Ingria's own diet
I am a 50 yrs young woman with an empty nest, loving husband and a crazy work schedule (yes, I am a workaholic, I admitted it, so I am one step closer to recovery).
I cannot attribute my weight gain to over eating, though there were moments of misery in my life that I shared with a bowl of ice-cream.
I slowly gained the extra pounds over many years, mostly over the last 10. I do not gain a lot every year, but I have real trouble losing what I gained.
I've been eating healthy most of my life, trying to avoid processed food, additives, extra sugar, and for the last 10+ years grains and gluten.
I love cooking, food, farmers markets and good restaurants. Eating moderate quantities of tasty fresh nutritious food is one of the joys of life. Losing weight does not mean hunger or eating blah diet food. It is about making smarter choices about many aspects of your life, nutrition being only part of the equation. I know that there will be periods in my life when I will not have full control, but I have to take advantage of the periods when I can exercise more control.
I love walking, hiking, swimming, days on the beach, in the mountains, anything that brings me, a city dweller, closer to nature.
I do not believe in calories in, calories out, but I know from past experience that daily logging and support from weight loss community can make a great difference. I am looking forward to learning from you all and from sharing my experience with you.
Restarted my diet and weight history again on my first anniversary at FS. I lost some weight during my first year and was doing very well, but then certain events happened in my life and I was not able to take good care of myself for several months. So I regained some of the lost weight back. Still I ended up with a net loss of 15 lb, which is not that bad. Now I am back and keep losing weight while enjoying my life, my food and my friends at FS.