ARGH.... Life is such a circus sometimes.... Not sure who is all still around, or who will remember me, but I've decided that I need to come back for support, camaraderie, etc. My husband has approached me today about starting a lifestyle change together. This is the first time he's really done this. He is about 210# at 5'9". For some, that may not sound super bad, but he's carrying quite the load. He broke his back in an accident 3 1/2 years ago, and his surgeon said that he has the bones of a man about 30-40 pounds lighter. He's in the national guard (17 years) and would really like to meet tape so that he can go to school for a promotion.
As far as how.... that is something that we're going to discuss. We both need to increase our activity level. An uncle & aunt of mine are doing an Atkins-based program. My uncle has lost 50#, and my aunt has lost about 35#. They are doing awesome.
As summer approaches, I know that there is no time like the present. I live in Wisconsin, and it's so hard to get the outdoors walking in during the coldest months. My husband & I bought a used 30' travel trailer, and secured a seasonal site for our family's use. We will have access to boating, fishing, swimming, hiking... It will be wonderful. The kids are ecstatic!
My husband (testing for purple belt this month), 9year old daughter (testing for blue belt in June), and 6year old son (just started Little Kickers in December) are all involved in karate. My husband & daughter go up to 4 days/week, and my son usually two days. They are getting a lot of exercise, so I know that I have to fit things in to MY schedule, too. I'm normally so busy carting everyone around that I ignore my own needs. Not good.
Anyway... Hope to get the chance to chat with you all!
Sandi K. (Wisconsin)