Oh!! I am so excited! Other 40 somethings to share with!
I am 48. I have two grown
children. A son..24 and a daughter..23. I miss them as little ones. Now I have to wait to become a grandmother. I have a wonderful husband that is my Best friend. We have been married for 27 years. I work full time. I have two rotties, 1 cat, and nine hermit crabs.
I have always had a weight problem but have been up and down in my adult years. I have lasted 2 to 3 mths on a plan and have somehow quit after that. The most I have lost was 50 lbs.. I started this time on August 11th, 2008. I have been OP since then. I am very proud of that! I made it through Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. I am almost at my 5 mth mark. (January 11th) I plan to do this for the rest of my life...but keep my thoughts at making it a year. I would love to get to that point and be able to maintain.
I count calories and try to eat balanced, healthy foods. I use to eat a lot of pasta, and red meat. Now I mostly have chicken, turkey, and salmon. I eat lots of veggies and fruits. I eat only brown rice and wheat pasta and keep the portions small. I eat only whole wheat, low calorie bread (Arnold sandwich thins are great and only 100 calories) My calorie allotment is between 1400- 1700. I do find it hard sometimes to make the higher amounts...weird!
Exercise: I try to do something for 30 min. 6 times a week. I do the treadmill or the elliptical for 30 min. in AM. I do wii fit or resistant band work in the PM.
Journal: I have a little notebook that goes with me everywhere. I write down everything I eat and all the exercise for the day. I write what I did or how I was feeling sometimes. I am going to start my third notebook on January 13th...and I know I am weird but it excites me that I will have two completed!
Pedometer: I wear it every day. I use it to help encourage me to keep moving as much as possible. It records 7 days worth. It records mileage and calories.
Reward: I have a bracelet that I add a bead to for every 5 lbs. I lose. It helps to remind me of my accomplishments and keeps me from putting BAD stuff into my mouth since that hand is the one that goes to my mouth.
Right now I think I might be at a standstill. That is okay because I know my body has to constantly adjust. I try to mix up the food and/or exercise to always keep my body guessing.
I know this is long...sorry. Just thought I would start this off so you would get a good picture of what I mean by OP. I joined 3FC in September and have met all kinds of great chics!
I am looking forward to getting to know all of you. We can do this! I want to be a buddy, a friend, and a support to all of you. I will need to lean on you for support also.
Are you chics ready to be fit before we turn 50? I am!!! I have only two years to do it. Join me! We will have fun! We will do this for life! It is time!