Battling The Bulge

Gaining weight doesn’t happen overnight. It is a pound here and a pound there that adds up with time. So losing it isn’t instantaneous. It too takes time and determination. I have been overweight since the 60’s. I blamed the birth of my first, then my second, etc. etc. etc. foolishly. The fact is that I chose to become obese by eating–simple as that. It took me forty years to face facts. Now I am attempting to take control. Diet pills are not an option for me because of the amounts and kinds of medications I take. So instead I am counting calories, taking protein and vitamin supplements, and trying to exercise more. My doctors all agree this is the best choice for me.

14 thoughts on “Battling The Bulge

  1. Janet,

    I’m still trying.  It is frustrating at times and the things I can now tolerate after surgery aren’t always my best choices.


  2. I am working on losing weight myself. I am trying to be much more mindful of my choices. Best wishes to us all!

  3. I also am overweight. Unfortunately, I am not a consistent person. But I do try to watch what I eat, take multivitamins, run up and down my basement stairs. But I have lost 7 lbs-it has taken me awhile but its better than not losing any at all

  4. Good for you, Pat… I’m pulling for you and wishing you all the best. I lost 40 pounds last summer by walking, portion control and eating small meals 6 times a day, with lots of fresh fruits and veggies. I cannot take diet pills either because of my meds. I have put 20 pounds back on since my spine surgery, but I am back to walking a little more each day and eating a little better since Bill got out of the hospital. I know how hard it can be and I was never obese, just overweight. I will be praying for your health and your success. Good luck and god bless!!!

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