A while back I posted that I was having a tough time and had gained alot of weight back. I got some great replies that I proceeded to print out so I could re-read them. However, my weakness won out and I just GAINED MORE until I am up to where I started again. I know that part of the problem is stress - my mother is losing ground in her fight against Alzheimers and I watch her fade - but that is not all - I like eating - I feel almost helpless in the grasp of my urge to eat.
I have decided to visit my son in England in May (after my teaching ends) and I want to meet a friend and continue on after a few weeks to Italy - but right now I have trouble walking long distances (I have been going to the physical therapist for problems with my knee, or hip - whatever - my body just can't take the weight). I do exercise every day almost - an hour, on the elliptical trainer or the bike - so heart-wise I am good. I NEED TO GET THE WEIGHT off. My brother has offered to pay for the trip if I take off 25 pounds. If that isn't a kick in the butt I don't know what is.
I have told myself that I will start tomorrow. I am posting here as a challenge to myself to do this. It will be the first New Year's resolution I have ever made. Maybe if I make it public I will really be able to do it.