"Rather train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come" (1Timothyï¿½4:7-8)
"Jesus answered, 'The most important [commandment] is, 'Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength'" (Mark 12:29-30).
current weight: 199.4
Fitness Minutes: (22,410)
7/30/20 8:45 A
Yes! I have a roku and added a channel called fitness friends and it has 20 minute walking videos. I can do it inside my air conditioned home and if I look like a fool no one can see me. The first day kicked my tail but I did it and today I explored some new ones that also have stretches etc. in it. I met my goal for the day even with some beginning challenges. I can do this.
NO...and that's a major part of my problem. Once I hit age 60 (and I'm past that) I could NOT lost weight. Or if I did I'd go down 5 lbs and boom! Back up again.
I'm a NY-er transplanted to Baltimore and I NEVER walk like I used to. I have an ankle issue and back pain, but still. I took Tai Chi, but only once a week. I walk around a shopping place periodically. Otherwise I'm sitting at my desk (I have a home-based biz) or watching TV.
I lost 7 lbs and was so thrilled to get below 180. (I'm 5' 4".) It took TWO months. In my 30s I lost 30 lbs in 6 months, but now... .
Of course it doesn't help that I've been noshing, mostly candy and then ice cream. I make wonderful dinners that are mostly healthy. Yes we have carbs, but I've been watching out for portion sizes. Most of our dinners are chicken, seafood, soups, interesting salads, stir-fries. I almost NEVER fry; once in a blue moon there's fish/chips but usually I bake them not fry.
I KNOW better about watching weight. I'm a health writer for 20+ years. Can't tell you how much I've reported on obesity and updated latest diet advice.
But a host of financial issues as we (hubby and I) face last qtr of life just keep climbing. Housing repairs, car breakdown (just as we finished paying off!), his health (he's a disabled vet and my strong man is rapidly disappearing to be the old man I remember his FATHER being. He was exposed to certain military chemicals and issues have cropped that do NOT run in his family. How/when did this happen?!
I'm not seeking to be the 130 lbs I was in my 30s. Just get back to the comfy post-menopausal 150-155 lbs where I still wore some gorgeous size 12-14 items. (I've never been below a 10 and that of course depends on how women's clothes are cut). I'm mostly in16s now and I just look so darn boxy instead of a real hourglass.
This is not NYC with tons of free entertainment. There's no place free to go and NOTHING that's easily reachable. No mass transit. So we sit stuck in the house way too often, eating and watching TV.
I'll stop 'cause it's all so depressing. And no, I have no access to mental health care. Too expensive.
I must get moving. Now if only I could figure out how!