My husband and I went to New Orleans for a one day fly in,
look at antique stores, ride the trolley, walk down
Bourbon street (we didn't drink) have blackened fish
with bread pudding, and fly back.
We have done this before but the reason I tell this story
is that the day was really spoiled because I am so
over-weight. I hurt my knee getting off a trolley, didn't
do anything special, the weight was just too much
for my poor old joints, I guess. The pain really kept me
from walking comfortably. Ruined the trip, basically.
for my husband as well as me. (It isn't fun to be with
someone who is hurt when you are on vacation..)
I have about 100 pounds to lose. So I'm going
to salvage something from this trip and use it as my
bottoming out point. At this point, I just bought
some AHS meal replacement pkts on EBAy (similar to Medifast)
and plan to use them religiously. Zero tolerance starting
on Friday (after I return from a trip to my Aunt's).
I have recently retired and actually have done fairly well
losing weight for the first time in years, 9 pounds in
10 weeks mainly because of the lack of stress and not
having a vending machine nearby.
But as a result of this trip, I've come to the realization
that more desparate measures are called for. I hope to
report in on this forum. I didn't see any indication
that people report on how much they weigh on this forum.
Is that a no-no? I was hoping to use this as a place to
report my successes (I won't mention failures).
In any event, just posting even without the numbers should
help. If I sound desparate I am. To those of you who
are putting off losing the extra few pounds, don't get as
out of control as I have done. I have to tell you that
it is so much harder to lose 100 rather than 30. But I'm
going to do it. And now that I'm retired (and enjoy
cooking healthy), I think it will be easier to stay
on track after I reach my goal.