You know I just had my birthday this week. I am on the very tippy top edge of 50! I know, can you believe it? And I am finding I need a life raft to help for when I fall off of this cliff.
Chicken Soup for the Soul is aware of it too so they are helping out with Dr. Suzanne Koven in Say Hello to a Better Body!. It is to help with weight loss and fitness for women 50 and over. Yeah....me really SOON! I love the inspiring Chicken Soup for the Soul stories and how accessible the medical information from Dr. Suzanne Koven is. Women over 50 fight menopause (not there all the way yet), creaky joints (oh like snap crackle and pop), busy lives (ya think?), and other factors that interfere with their quests for weight control and fitness. The advice-filled stories from women over 50 who have figured out how to get fit are combined with Dr. Koven's practical advice and medical information. I won't have any more excuses!
Now I know it takes a team effort to really win. I can not do this alone. Yes having great stories of success does lift one up. But I want a lil more. Since I have never lost the weight that jumped on me in my 20's I really feel like I fight a down hill battle all the time. I know it is time to Think Outside the Diet to Make Weight Loss Last and so does Deborah Kesten and Larry Scherwitz. I do some of the things they tell me about. I eat fresh food the majority of the time. But I am not good about not adding in the sugars, fats and salt. I need to stop cooking these foods and go for the raw state. You should check out their program online.
I also need a positive relationship with food. Oh I have a relationship alright. Food helps me celebrate and commiserate. I should be doing that with people instead. And also to not eat while doing mind numbing things like watching TV or reading. Instead I need to eat with people. Which is a downfall for me since I am alone so much of the time. But I need to get out more or schedule meals when folks are home.
I know that there is so much for me to learn. And I am trying. Now I am studying and looking on how I can really change my mind set. I want to thank these authors who help me by sending me these aids. I do not think I could do it with out the extra words of support.