- I am 5’3″ tall and as previously stated…I am 75.
- I have never been overweight until now.
- I have mostly weighed around 110-115 pounds…less in my teens and early twenties.
- I have never dieted.
- I have one child.
- I am Caucasian and of Swedish descent.
- I am in good health for being 75…whatever that means…
- I am not Type 2 diabetic. (Although it appears that most of the world is…)
- WEIGHT LAST OCT. 2018: 147.8 (And yes…I had a big belly…sigh…)
- CURRENT WEIGHT: 134.2 as of June 7, 2019
- NOTE: LOSS OF 13.6 POUNDS…YAY, ME!!!! ALSO THERE IS BELLY SHRINKAGE.
- GOAL: To weigh 125 pounds by November 1, 2019
- PROCESS: Lose 1/2 pound per week or 2 pounds per month. (Did not seem like a big deal, right? HAH!!! I was so wrong.)
In the very beginning, I couldn’t lose any weight at all…WE ARE TALKING ZERO POUNDS.
I even skipped meals. Not a good idea…ever…okay…once in while we all do it.
I spent over a month trying to figure out what I was doing wrong because it was painfully obvious I was doing absolutely nothing right…when I gained 2 pounds!
And, of course, having a metabolism of dry paint (which is what you have when you reach age 75) doesn’t help.
Plus…when I was skipping breakfast and lunch in a wild attempt to lose SOMETHING…ANYTHING…my body thought I was stranded on a desert (not dessert) island and in danger of starving to death…so it decided to store my fat. Thanks a lot, body.
I tried counting calories. I used the “Lose It” app. It was fine and good but I really did have better things to do with my dwindling years.
Plus…everyone knows 10 barbecued chicken wings have more calories than one stalk of celery…UNLESS you dip the celery in lard.
I clearly had no idea what I was doing…but I wasn’t giving up. There had to be a way…and there was…BUT it wasn’t easy.
It was just plain simple.
P.S. I’ve looked at other weight-loss blogs and they have very pretty pictures and really great recipes. I apologize in advance (in case you hadn’t already noticed)…there are no pics and no recipes. (But I did put this notice in green…so there’s that.)