Welcome to the group, Edna. I hope to see you posting often.
Edna Pearl wrote:
> Some of you might remember me from four years ago.
> I've been through a lot since then. Honestly, I've been through hell.
> My life has settled down. My weight has gone through the roof. I weigh
> about 200 pounds. I've spent most of my life since graduate school around
> 135. The upward trend started about 5-6 years ago, and got worse with
> stress during the past two years.
> I'm 49 yo, 5'4".
> My health is generally quite good. I have a some joint trouble, a permanent
> but stable (knock wood) back injury, and a lame left foot.
> I enjoy weight lifting -- I used to enjoy power lifting before I hurt my
> back and it became too risky. I have a nice home gym -- free weights and an
> old DP Gympac machine. I also enjoy walking, hiking, biking, climbing, and
> kayaking. I do very sedentary work.
> I think the key for me is to exercise more regularly and, more importantly,
> get some control of my eating!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't eat much junk food ,
> and I very rarely drink, but I'm quite the gourmand, and find it hard to say
> no to some favorite foods. I never had a sweettooth until I met my SO of
> 5-6 years, who loves to bake, so sweets have entered my diet in a way they
> never were before, and I haven't learned to control myself with them.
> This used to be a pretty nice group (except for a couple of morons,
> including one guy who purported to live off of coffee creamer and canned
> mackeral. Please tell me he's not around anymore). I hope it still is a
> good group. I am posting here as part of my "preparation" phase as
> described in Prochaska's "Changing for Good" -- a book that has served me
> very well in my life when trying to break bad habits and effect positive
> I'm planning my grocery lists and menus. I propose to have a nice talk with
> my SO about my plans and how he can help. (He's a wonderful, supportive
> person and would be nothing but helpful to me if it weren't for his
> delicious baked goods!)
> We're finishing consumption of a batch of strudel made from my Czech
> grandma's recipe . Sounds like a good time to start a diet (for me, anyway,
> because "holidays" aren't a food issue for me.)
> I look forward to getting to know you.