Conscious Aging: Progress

In the three weeks that I’ve been trying to shed the four pounds I gained during my travels, I’m down 2.5 pounds — a bit shy of where I’d like to be, but the trend is in the right direction. I’m making progress toward my goal.

My body is the poster child for the current understanding that weight loss is hard to maintain because the body fights to regain what it has lost. My significant weight loss, 30 pounds, was two years ago. I’m still pretty close to that number, but it’s been a struggle.

Some of you have asked in emails if I’m trying to get down to too low a number, and the answer is Lord, no. I have too big a body frame to even think of being sylph-like. I’m trying to get to a number that I think I can hold, that helps my blood pressure stay under control, and that keeps me looking and feeling the way I want to be. I gave up on trying to be Twiggy in high school. 🙂

I am back into my exercise routine, so I’m confident I’ll reach my goal soon. But I have the kind of metabolism, even with exercise, that says I’ll never get a pass on adding back sugar or carbs or much alcohol into my diet.

2 thoughts on “Conscious Aging: Progress

  1. for Phyllis: I have a few friends, a very few — and they are 35 years younger than we are — whose bodies just don’t seem to add weight. they pretty much ignore the whole thing. But I’ve never been able to do that. I don’t obsess about it, and last night at the party for our departing leasing agent I had pizza and wine and enjoyed it. But I can’t be oblivious, because four pounds can become eight or ten or fifteen in the blink of an eye. And it’s so much harder to take weight off.

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