Friday, November 18, 2016
Part of our challenge is to blog this week. It has taken me most of the week to get the courage to even give this a try. I am one of those people who are super shy. I would probably be completely happy living as a hermit. As long as I had access to books , puzzles and computer games.
As a child I was very active. I never had a problem with my weight. I could eat anything and not gain weight. Even when I was pregnant I only gained about 20 pounds.
I heard about the middle age spread. It hit when I hit my 40's. Then I quit smoking.
I also lost my husband of 22 years. Needless to say I started to gain weight and I am still fighting that.
At my heaviest I was 218. That was in 2015. I am not trying to hurry up and get skinny again. In fact I don't expect to get skinny. I just want to be comfortable. I would like to be able to bend over and tie my shoe without it hurting my stomach.
To make things harder I am NOT an adventurous eater. I was raised with five brothers so we had lots of meat and potatoes on our table. I do not eat vegetables I have tried but so far I can't.
I don't mind exercising. In fact I feel pretty good when I'm done. However getting up and getting started is the hard part. I am a very sedentary person. The bad part about that is I like sitting around reading etc. but the problem comes with the fact that when I'm sitting I tend to snack a lot.
We will see where this journey goes from here. I appreciate all the support from everyone here at spark people.