I'm new to this site and very impressed with the support system here.
Being 49 with OLD and CRS (old and can't remember s!*t). I feel overwhelmed trying to post on the chat and remember everybody long enough to write a response that makes sense.
I could use an accountability partner.
I have been trying to lose weight for forever. Have done WW for about 5 years without any significant loss......Not a total waste of time, however, cause it kept me from gaining another 50 pounds. I find I can maintain my weight easily on the CORE program, but not lose weight.
So, this time I'm doing low carb, pretty strictly, with the plan being to lose to my goal and then gradually add good carbs until I can maintain. To avoid self sabotage, I'm not weighing myself for 5 months (if i can hold out!!!), but just sticking with it until my 50th BD (in may). My thinking is that if I lose a significant amount of weight, say at least 25 pounds, that would be great incentive not to gain it back, but to stick with it. I had been losing say 5 or 10 pounds and then plateauing and giving up in frustration. So, no scale this time!!!!!
The plan is to throw out all the baggy clothes, buy new and don't allow myself to gain weight again.
I have a wonderful walking buddy that I meet and walk/run with 5/days a week, we've been doing it for almost a whole year. I need to add weights and get back to my yoga in addition. But for now I'm just trying to get somewhat organized and make this low carb eating a habit....then work on adding more exercise. I also need to work on emotional eating and compulsive evening eating to be able to maintain a loss. I'm not drinking at this time, and need to also work on limiting my drinking (love that wine and those martinis!) to maintain a loss also.
I'm married with 4 children....two at home, one in college and one married. Three cats, two dogs, one tortoise and two rats.
I want to be fabulous by 50!
Anyone else needing support?