My Diet Journey

Sunday, October 18, 2009

In my old age I have become a health fanatic. Let me tell you why this came about. Last year when I turned 50 I realized that I was a mere 15 years give or take from the age both my parents passed away. Wow did that scare me. It was then I decided to do something healthy to help me go well beyond the age my parents were when they died. I am 4 foot 10 inches and was about 30 pounds overweight. I weighed 151 pounds, way to much for my height. I have never dieted always being a small woman until I had kids. Then I just couldn't seem to get the baby weight off. But I really didn't care, I had a very happy marriage ( and still do by the way ), so what did I care. I would eat when and what I wanted. Before long I started to get fatter and fatter still not really caring. My hubby loved me and all was right with the world. Soon I was in size 14 jeans and they were tight. I am an older parent, currently I am 51 and my sons are 18 and 17. I was always tired and never wanted to do things with my kids because frankly I couldn't keep up. We as a family would go camping, fishing, and hiking every summer for vacation. Many many times while out hiking I would have to stop and rest while my hubby and kids were anxious to continue. So they would go on ahead while I panted and rested on the trail. It got to the point where I would stay at camp because the hike was to much for me and my menfolk would go without me. It was a sad situation. Then the big day, my 50th birthday. It was then I decided to get healthy and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made in my 50 years on Terra Firma. More on my story soon.