Being Healthy or Losing Weight?

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

I love it that so many people tell me that they don't mind if they lose weight or not, that they've chosen a healthy lifestyle so they feel better, have more energy, etc. I'm glad that this good attitude works, and that they're not worried if the weight doesn't come off.


For those of us still having children, one of the main advantages of having a healthy lifestyle is losing weight between babies. And now that I'm in the "Over-35" crowd, losing weight in case we were to have another child is crucial! My hips and back will not do well if I start a pregnancy closer to 200 than to 100. So here's to my big push! Off with the pounds! And being healthy and making healthy choices is the side-benefit. Yes, it does matter to me whether I'm losing weight or not!

GOAL: 5 pounds off in November
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  • RUDITUDI2000
    five pounds in November sounds like an achievable goal! How's your month shaping up so far? I believe in you! ( By the way, I love your exercise ideas on your main page.)
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    2364 days ago
    I agree! I definitely did better with my pregnancies by loosing weight in between. The healthier I was at the beginning the better it went right down to labor day.

    2377 days ago
  • no profile photo CD10852900
    At almost 59 I think losing weight will help me be healthy. I went through that stage where I said that I'd rather be healthy than lose weight, but I think it's just an excuse. I may get people mad at me for that, but I've been there, in that mindset.

    Losing weight, no matter your age will improve your health. So many health issues are related to or are made worse by being over weight: diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, etc.

    I know I will always have arthritis but losing weight will make it easier for my body to carry me and cause less degeneration of my bones, meaning less chance for joint replacement surgery down the road.

    I am now off of blood pressure meds after moving into the overweight BMI category from the obese one, and hope that my next labs will allow me to go off the cholesterol meds.

    I sleep better as I lose weight (less snoring), move better, and have more energy.

    So I think no matter the age it's a good goal! I don't need to be stick thin, but I nice healthy slender weight is my goal. I'm working for 150 next, then I'll aim for 140 and then we'll see if I want to try for 130 or stay at 140. It's been about 30 years since I was that low so I have no clue!!

    2378 days ago
    Good luck! You can do it!!
    2378 days ago
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