I'm a 58 year old mother of 3. I was an elementary teacher for 25 years and I swear zipping up and down that hallway helped keep the pounds off! Now that I'm retired AND in menopause, I've noticed the body tone decreasing and the weight increasing. Isn't aging fun? But I'm excited to take control and treat myself with the same care I try to treat others with. I'm looking forward to trying this eating plan. And I'm REALLY looking forward to the support we can all give one another; even though we don't know one another, it helps to have others to talk to through the successes and challenges. So, welcome!
I love my family, going to the beach, traveling, art, reading, games, decorating my home, gardening, getting together with friends, and the Michigan State Spartans.
It really feels like this is becoming a lifestyle change. I'm having many less cravings. I am actually enjoying eating the healthy foods and eating is becoming somewhat automated. When you know what you're going to eat for the next meal, it helps. You're not faced with a myriad of high calorie choices to navigate through. These are many tasty, satisfying foods out there. So far, there hasn't been drastic weight loss, but I know I'm doing something nice for myself by banishing the junkfoods.
This feels like normal now. In the beginning I felt deprived; now I don't even want junk anymore. I look at it and this "Ewww, that's really bad for you!" Eating has become automated. I know what I can eat and how often and how much I should eat it. As a result, I don't need to worry about what the scales are doing. I may not be losing, but neither am I worrying about gaining. It's freeing. It's one less distraction in my life. I feel calm. One other thing. I don't know if I understand the implications yet, but the support from strangers on this site is remarkable. I'm not sure if this is a rare thing, or if we've all always been willing to reach out to help others, but this site just magnifies that truth. It's awe inspiring that through sets of unrelated experiences, we all found ourselve with one another. No one questioned how or why it happened. No one was reticent or nervous. We all just spontaneously looked around at one another, nodded and smiled, and rolled up our sleeves and set about to help and support one another. Hope. Inspiration. Positivity. In THIS world with all it's problems right now, this sure is a nice place to be. I think I'll stay for a while.
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