|Start Weight:||(11 Jun 13) 187.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(23 Apr 14) 170.4 lb|
|Goal Weight:||155.0 lb|
following: westcoastbroke's own diet
performance: gaining 2.8 lb a week
First, an apology - that's not my photo. I'm seriously camera-shy. But it is a sorta famous guy who everybody says "You look just like xx" when they see me. So, if you meet someone on the street who looks like that guy - it's probably me. Or him, if you're in Europe.
At 50+ years old, I'm finding the need to slim down once again. My body just seems to want to be my old high school weight, which is 30 pounds too much. I like to exercise outdoors, not indoors, but the "day job" is, IMO, stressful and often takes more than 40 hours a week and then I am attempting to create a retirement income with a home-based business as well. How do people with kids do it? My hat is off to anybody who can raise kids and do anything more than barely hang on at work!
Married with dogs, we live a simple country life, shopping is not on our list of entertaining activities, and as the member name implies, we're frugal - our lifestyle is completely supportable on two minimum wage jobs.
I prefer the outdoors to the indoors, so my exercise tends to be bike riding, hiking, and jogging. I struggle to keep active in the rainy months, but living in the Pacific Northwest is an outdoor person's dream come true. Unfortunately, the at-home business we're trying to kick-start is a lot of indoor paper and benchtop work, so it cuts into potentially active time.
We all have our challenges, and I'm just trying to do better with mine.
'been on the site for a week, and the disciplined activity of logging all my food has made me aware of what I expected all along - portion control is my problem. So far so good, though...only went over RDI one day. I think I'll succeed if I can keep that up.