Birthdate: August 5
Location: Sunny Arizona
Education: Some College
Occupation: Early Retirement / Bank
Family Info (spouse, kids, pets): I'm a grand mother of many, who has an enormous sense of humor. I have 4 grown children, 2 boys & 2 girls. I have a very nice BF, who is very endearing and kind. No pets, but I do love animals, I'm afraid of birds. Something about the wings flapping around seems really creepy. Mother and father has gone home to be with the Lord. My extended adopted family members, are the people on this site. ( DD's ) I love them very much.
How do you feel about yourself, your weight, your decision to change? I feel very good about my decision, to get healthy. I am not too proud of allowing myself to become morbidly obese, but I realize that, up bringing, and a lack of nutritional knowledge, had a lot to do with my current health issues. Now focusing on the positive and not the negative,,,,I greet each new day, as a challenge to become the woman I've always wanted to be. Although I'm not perfect, I still love woman that I am.
How long have you been overweight? Since early childhood. ( since about 8 years old ) Too long!
What things have you tried before to lose the weight? What haven't I tried! ALMOST EVERYTHING! The weirdest thing I've tried was the "One Day On and One Day Off diet". That didn't last too long,,,,I got my days mixed up. :)
What is the number one reason you want to lose weight? To live a healthier, longer life with less pain.
What are some other reasons? Tired of carrying around the extra luggage. Want to be here a little longer for my family. Want to finally accomplish this life long desire to become a normal size.
What is your goal weight? 175 lbs but I'll feel better at 200.
What is the first thing you want to do when you reach your goal? Cry......Tears of joy!
Are the people closest to you supportive? If not, why? Yes, my family is very supportive.
What is the worst thing about being overweight? The pain on my joints, Type 2 diabetes, and inactivity.
What is the best thing about you? My strong will to succeed.
How will losing weight affect those around you? It will not effect them, as much as it will effect me. They will be happy for me,,,,but I am doing this,,,,mainly, FOR ME.
On a scale of 1 to 10 (low to high) how determined are you to reach your goal? 10