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Weight Loss…or not

Is it possible to lose weight at 53?
I am finding it a struggle.
This morning I went to my primary care physician to get my thyroid checked. We talked about all the things I already know…but sometimes fail to do. You know, don’t eat sugar (but cookies have sugar, chocolate has sugar and I love chocolate and cookies.) Sugar has been known to call my name in the middle of a TV show…causing me to pause the show and walk all the way to the kitchen to locate the little chatter box chocolate bar.

The majority of the time I eat healthy. I don’t eat meat. I don’t drink soda. I rarely eat fried foods. I do eat healthy breads. I do eat a lot of vegetables, fruits and plenty of beans. If I eat pasta or rice it is whole grain….so why is my belly still jumping around showing the world there is absolutely no muscle tone anywhere in that region?

I don’t know.

Did I mention I exercise? Oh yes….I do that frequently.

I’m guessing my thyroid results will come back fine. But I decided it was important to make sure I wasn’t beating my head against a brick wall. So assuming it comes back normal I need to rethink what is going in my body and where I might be lying to myself about my actual food intake.

As I ramble on, writing about what to eat and how to lose, I realize my moment of gratitude is that I have such a silly, 1st world problem.

There are people throughout this world that don’t have the opportunity to eat the diet of their choice.

I know I am fortunate and certainly blessed to have the opportunity to look at my diet and choose to make changes in whatever way I think is necessary.

And I’m certainly grateful to have the opportunity to whine about the struggle of weight loss at 53!


She did it again…and she isn’t wrong!

Yesterday I wrote about people with developmental disabilities and their ability to love unconditionally. Today I visited with one of my clients that is brutally honest. Her honesty isn’t meant to be hurtful….its just meant to be honest.

I’ve mentioned this client in the past….she tends to catch me off guard with her comments.

Today our conversation went something like this…

Her: Are you still a vegetarian?

Me: Yes

Her: What do you eat?

Me: Fruits, Vegetables, beans, etc.

Her: That must be why your skin looks so nice. I just don’t understand the weight.

Me: Me either 😦

Where is the gratitude in this conversation? I actually appreciate her honesty. Sadly she isn’t wrong….and I too am confused about why I’m not dropping weight.

Of course it could have something to do with the bag of mint M&M’s I found in the cabinet…but I’m not totally sold on that!