Location: Northern Minnesota
Occupation: Retired Medical Professional
Family Info (spouse, kids, pets): Married 40 Years - Five grown children - Six Grandchildren - My sweet Zoe, tiny poodle, past away last summer - LOVE gardening and have landscaped our yard with several tons of rock over the past 20 years, all hand placed, and surrounded by lovely perennials - The winters are long and I have trouble with gaining weight during this time. Which brings me HERE.....
How do you feel about yourself, your weight, your decision to change? Every day, for as long as I can remember, I have started each day saying "Today I am not going to eat so much", but I do, then I say "I'll start tomorrow". I'm running out of tomorrows!
How long have you been overweight? Wow, the weight kept piling on after the birth of each child, pounds a year. I'd diet and lose a little, get pregnant again, gain, lose, gain, lose...... year after year......ending up morbidly obese at 192 pounds on my 5'1" frame. Funny thing is, I used to think I was fat when I was a teen (size 5).
What things have you tried before to lose the weight? Anything, everything, pills, fads, weird eating plans, groups.... Nothing that I could stick with. The problem is that I have to change what my MOUTH LOVES to eat, to what my BODY NEEDS me to eat.
What is the number one reason you want to lose weight? Health! My knees, back, hips, just can't take it anymore, and I need to get my blood pressure under control.
What are some other reasons? I would like to wear a dress. I have never had a waist. My husband would love that. It would be great to be able to buy clothes that fit and look nice.
What is your goal weight? 135
What is the first thing you want to do when you reach your goal? Put on a sexy, revealing outfit for my husband (privately, of course)
Are the people closest to you supportive? If not, why? VERY
What is the worst thing about being overweight? Self loathing..........
What is the best thing about you? I'm not afraid to try........you can't score the goal, unless you throw the ball........
How will losing weight affect those around you? I'm sure my "Main Squeeze" will like it! Others, I'm not sure......
On a scale of 1 to 10 (low to high) how determined are you to reach your goal? 9