Another new weight loss journey

8 years ago

I am 60 years old, way overweight , feel much older than I am and had been to that place in my head that says there is nothing you can do about it, surrender to the aches and pains caused both by my body being so big and osteoarthritis and just give up.

I went to the doctors for a physical and was surprised when she said to me "you're young, you don't need to feel this way, you can be a lot healthier if you lose weight." Now, I've lost weight perhaps dozens of times and had been feeling like there was no point but hearing her say I'm young sparked something in me to try one more time.

I keep thinking about how I'm going to do it, my doctor sent me info for a weight loss clinic and maybe I'll go but I also feel like I know the tools , I have the information, God knows how many books I've read and how many times I've been to nutrionists( who are mostly pipsqueeks who take one look at me and assume I don't know anything and proceed to give me the basics, phooey on their skinny little bodies).

So, at any rate, I've decided to do this thing with a thought towards the hungry in my own community. I've decided tha for every pound I lose I will put aside a pound of nonperishable food and when I have reached 100 lbs I will donate it to the local food pantry.

If I gain anything back during the journey I have to remove some of the food  and so be taking food aeway from the Hungry, a terrible consequence in my mind.

I begin.

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