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|Wed, 08-25-2010 - 5:42pm|
Hi, everyone, Connie here. Here's my quick background: had my girls young and kept my weight in check, then my life changed---got divorced, kids went away to college, relocated to new city.....and let the weight go out of control. Six years later, kids have finished college and gotten married with children. Even I remarried. Now, I look at wedding pictures from my daughters' weddings and wonder, "who is that woman with the triple chin?" Work got very stressful this year. Although not good, it sent me into a tailspin and the result is a new me focused on me. I have lost 47 pounds with 58 to go. My BMI has gone from 38.3 to 30.3. Needless to say, I started exercising again. Nothing like I used to do which was walking/jogging 10+ miles daily. I stopped eating everything my husband offered to me. I started cooking again—healthy cooking. My husband knew me before the weight, married me in the midst of putting on the weight, and now is generally supportive of losing the weight. He is height to weight proportionate. Heart disease and high blood pressure run in my family, so my daughters have begun to worry and nag about my weight. They are thrilled to see it coming off. The last two weeks I hit a plateau. I knew it was coming, but I still hated it when it happened. I kicked up the exercise and the weight is slowly beginning to shed again. My husband suggested that the plateau is Nature’s way of realizing my normal weight. Sometimes, I think he just doesn’t get it. I want to see a waistline again. I want to be able to tuck shirts in. Help!! How do you “nicely” remind your loved ones to not sabotage you?