Glory, please accept my sincere thanks and gratitude for your fabulous posts. Though I'm 13 years older than you, I can easily relate to just about EVERYTHING you've shared. You look absolutely fantastic!!!! As I read your posts, I started to feel better and genuinely encouraged.
I've been HUGELY slack in my workouts, exercise and the evidence is in how things don't fit anymore. What is most upsetting is the effect on my emotions - no desire to get out and do anything.
When I followed a plan and respected my workout routine, I looked great and felt much better than I do today. Months ago, I made a weak effort to return to my workouts using weights (I used to hang out on the "Ladies who lift" forums -and that's my next stop!). But slowly, the once-in-a-while dietary indulgences moved closer together until I only ate from an emotional need, the viscious cycle returned.
I'm so grateful to have your thread as it has provided me a much needed kickstart. After I sign off, I'm going to the kitchen and clean the pantry of all contents that do not support my return to "whole foods" eating. Then, I'm taking a walk - OUTSIDE!
Thank you very much for your story. I'm printing it out and using it as both a resource for guidance and motivation for those days/situtations where I'll surely need encouragement.
With sincere appreciation,