Losing weight when you're older, harder or not?
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
I've reached my fifties and it seems that losing weight takes more time and more effort than when I was younger and needed to drop a few pounds.
However, I've also reached a point in my life where I have more time and flexibility. My sons have graduated high school and either in school or working. Although one lives at home and the other will be returning soon, I don't have to work my schedule around theirs. I no longer have to drive them places and make sure homework is done. I can tailor meals to what I want to eat and when rather than what I can squeeze in between carpools and other kid activities.
So even though my aches and pains are a little more noticeable as I move this old body around, I'm grateful for the health I have and am trying to ensure a healthy future. I also realize that I have an opportunity to make my needs a priority and should take it. I often put children and family first when my sons were younger and needed more attention. But no more excuses or carpools.