My first thought was, this can't be. I know my clothes feel a little tighter, but REALLY???? I felt light headed and wanted to cry. Over the winter I gained "12" pounds. That is a lot of extra weight I am carrying around. What happened???
Well, I know what happened. I turned to comfort foods. I threw caution to the wind and ate things I normally don't eat, I stopped walking, and my body is paying for it. (note to self: Baskin Robbins Rocky Road ice cream might taste delicious, but it is not really healthy)
As women age, it becomes much easier to gain weight than to get it off. I was very thin when I was younger, but as I have aged my body has changed. It is not a terrible thing that I am not as thin as I once was, but I don't like how I look when I see myself in the mirror and I don't like how I am feeling. Yes, I have earned the changes that come with aging. There are wrinkles and sagging skin. Brown spots that are not the freckles of my youth. Dimples that are in places I don't really like. I am not trying to look like I did when I was twenty. I am trying to have a healthy body.
So I have made a commitment to myself. I will start eating healthy again and I will start back on my walking program. I won't berate myself if I slip up, I will just keep on working at it to do better.
Today on Women Speak I thought we could talk about weight. How do you feel about your weight? Are you on a special diet? What types of exercise do you do? Are you happy with your weight? Are you feeling well? As always, there are no judgments.
Grab a cup of tea or coffee and let's chat.