Introductions Introduce yourselves and make new friends!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-22-2010, 11:34 AM   #1  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Careabu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: NW Wisconsin
Posts: 4

Default Taking CARE of myself again....


Hello, my name is Care and I've decided if I post my introduction here, then it's Official and that my decision to "take better care of Care" will make it harder for me to make those excuses to "start tomorrow". I am 62 years old, have raised my 9 kids (yes I said 9 ) to the point where they are out on their own (and I still have a remnant of my sanity left). For the past 3+ years, I have been in a committed relationship with a wonderful man who loves me just the way I am. Which is great, but I haven't loved me just the way I am because I've gained back some of the weight I lost 10 years ago. I had lost 55 pounds on Weight Watchers and now for the past 5 years, have gained and lost, gained and lost, gained and lost about 30 pounds of it. I keep telling myself "Well at least you didn't gain it all back" and while that's something I'm happy about, it's a sorry excuse for not eating in a healthy way. I didn't reach my goal even though I lost 55 pounds but I was feeling sooooooo much healthier and had so much more energy.

Let's face it, at my age, I'm not so much concerned about how good I look in a bikini anymore, but I AM concerned about the aches and pains of the arthritis that plagues my entire body 24-7 and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand that if I take some of the stress off of my frame, there is a great chance I'll feel better and THAT is my goal.

So today when I got up and faced the mountain of tomatoes in the kitchen screaming to be transformed into salsa, it felt like the right day to begin MY transformation into a healthier woman, a woman who has chosen to view this NOT as a punishment somehow that **sigh** "I have to start a diet" ....but as a woman who has taken care of others all my life instead of taking care of Care in a way that will help me live a longer and healthier life. I'm giving myself a gift today.......because I deserve it. I deserve to be healthy and I deserve to have energy and I deserve to feel good about myself. So this morning I'm "turning myself in" to this community of others who have chosen to live a healthier lifestyle because I know that support from others, while that alone cannot do the work, certainly is a boost.

And now..........I must go make some salsa; my last batch of the season, thank God, since I've already done tons of the stuff. But when you have as many kids as I do and they all love Mom's Salsa and take jars and jars of it home each time they visit, well, you get the idea.

It feels good to be here where I belong and I look forward to the journey.

Care
Careabu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2010, 02:25 PM   #2  
Resident Pixie
 
Onederchic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 14,658

S/C/G: Pant Size - 28/12/8

Height: 5'2"

Default

Hi and welcome to 3FC.

Good luck with your goals.

Hugs
Michelle
Onederchic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2010, 06:44 PM   #3  
fifty pounds lighter
 
b e t h's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 15

S/C/G: 251/192/110

Height: 5'1"

Default

Good luck, Care. You made a good choice!
b e t h is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2010, 10:35 PM   #4  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 19

Default

Hi care.. and welcome. I wish you well on your journey to a healthier lifestyle. We'll be here for you, to support you in any way we can. I just started here myself, my youngest left for college and I understand exactly where you are. Good luck to you.
alwaysbeachin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2010, 11:18 PM   #5  
Native Texan
 
islandchick1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 1,068

S/C/G: 270/231.5/140

Height: 5'2"

Default

Hi Care! to 3FC!
I know exactly what you mean about the salsa I raised 4 boys and a girl (last one in college) and I am FOREVER making fresh salsa lol. I think the daughter has it running through her veins. I make mine extremly HOT
Best wishes on your weight loss journey
-Judy
islandchick1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2010, 03:19 AM   #6  
Hard Work Pays Off
 
beautiful days's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Long Beach
Posts: 77

S/C/G: 324/302/???

Height: 5'11"

Default

Wow. YOU're the reason why I came back to this site. You're story is truly inspirational even though you're in the beginning stages. I hope to hear about your transformation through updates and stuff. Also: ~!~
beautiful days is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2010, 04:44 PM   #7  
Starting over
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Lancaster, Ca.
Posts: 3

S/C/G: 230/170/150

Height: 5'7"

Default

Hi Care,

Welcome....I too am new here with the just feel better on my mind. I wish you well in your choice and hope to see you around.....
AngelTerri is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How are you doing when it comes to taking care of yourself? thinpossible 100 lb. Club 28 06-12-2009 01:23 PM
Too much emotional hurt so I'm finding it hard to take care of myself Iwant2bethin Weight Loss Support 11 04-15-2007 08:29 PM
Mom's ready to take care of Mom... yankee girl Support Groups 1344 05-09-2006 03:19 PM


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:51 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.