The Road to Losing 

        There comes a point in our lives that we stand in our own shadow. My point came 4 years ago. My shadow, smoking. I decided to take the bull by the horn and quit, cold turkey. 

        I nearly lost my mind. I couldn’t figure out how to cope. How to deal with all the emotions I was going through. So, I ate. And I ate. I gained a total of 30 pounds. I was a whopping 10 pounds heavier then I was with each of my pregnancies on the day I gave birth! 😔 

        My shadow shifted. No longer did I stand in fear of what cigarettes would do to my health, my skin, my clothes, etc. Now, instand looking in the mirror in complete disbelief of what I see.

        It isn’t what society thinks of me that puts me in that thinking mode. I seriously could care less about societies rules and expectations placed on women and our bodies. It’s what I think and feel and see of myself. I hate my body. 

        I have spent a lot of money and time in the last 2 years trying like mad to get all this excess weight off. 

        Last year I lost 20 pounds following a Low Carb High Fat diet. Then the holidays came and bam! 10 pounds back on. Now I’m stuck. I’ll go down a few pounds and back up a few. Up and down. Up and down. 

        The last month I have been faithfully following a low carb high fat diet again. Initially, I lost 9 pounds. Then: up and down up and down. Not one single chest day or cheat meal or chest anything. Nothing. 

        I’m stuck.

        I have no idea on this earth what I need to do or should be doing or shouldn’t. I will be 46 next month and I want to feel better. I want to look better. 

        Someone, please help me!!!

        6 thoughts on “The Road to Losing 

        1. I followed the advice of my son and am eating a 40-30-30 plan on myfitnesspal. So far I have lost 30 lbs without ever being hungry, and I don’t exercise. I would go crazy without the carbs so low carb is out. So 40 carbs 30 fat 30 protein at 1750 calories a day works for me. It takes me 30-45 minutes in the morning to plan my day, eat a big btreakfast, and pack my lunch and many snacks. And now that I am not ravenous when I get home from work, I can prepare dinner at my leisure. However, I no longer have small children and I only have to think of myself. It would not have worked when I had five littlns and a husband to care for. Good luck!

          • I really appreciate your advice. The low carb worked very good last year but it is hard to maintain it for a long period of time. I was keeping my carb intake under 20 a day usually around 10-15. I really don’t miss the noodles or bread. However I want cake ALL the time!!!

            • It is the fruit and veggies that I don’t want to give up. Along with potatoes and black beans, and and and…………😉 And with 60 pounds left to go I am in this for the long run and would like to come out of it with healthy sustainable eating habits firmly established. I am not trying to preach. For you see, I am 55 and have spent the last thirty two years obese. I know how hard it is to be fat.

            • Well it sounds like you are well on your way! I will be 46 in a couple of weeks. To add to things I am barely 5’2 and my job, well I don’t get a lot of movement in my 10 hour day. I am a receptionist for an Optometrist and I stand pretty much all day but I do t get a lot of steps in.

            • I am in HR. I sit all day. I cut back my days to get this diet thing started, but I will have used up my savings in January and will have to start putting in the long days again…..sigh.

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