Does that ticker show up on here? I'm setting a goal of 10 to 15 pounds at a time, because yesterday morning I was having lower back pain so bad, just picking up my cat to cuddle her made me start to cry from the spasms. Yes, I have a medicine for muscle relaxing, but I'm overweight and carry it in thighs, ass, and my belly. It makes me look like I'm due any day now, and I have yet to get pregnant. I hate when people just ask 'when are you due?' or try to touch me without saying that dreaded question first. And why the fuck would you touch a pregnant woman's belly without asking first? (another soapbox rant, another day).
I currently weigh 220 pounds, and I'm 5'7" tall and just turned 37. I also have to get out of my highly toxic stressful physically over-demanding low-paying dead-end job to help with weight loss. Ever since I started at the current job almost 2 years ago, the scale has NOT budged. It's that awful.
My family isn't much help with stress, mother-in-law is a total attention-seeking diva who has no friends near her home or hobbies outside 'gardening' in the back yard and watching tv most of the day.
My mother is a control freak with health issues due to her stupid diet choices, thinks sugar-free and fat-free things are great, along with 'diet' drinks. fake fats and sugars and things like that cause health issues like she has now, and I warned her to eat REAL food. The her way or the highway attitude is bullshit.
My dad is due to retire from the U.S. Army before the end of the year, but being deployed to two war zones for over a year each time and he's no spring chicken has him possibly receiving veteran's disability... don't know, never heard of that benefit before.
My sister had a cancerous tumor in her brain, but by the grace of God, she's cancer-free! She has an awesome fiancee who is father to her two toddler aged children and an awesome step-dad to her oldest daughter by the soon-to- ex-husband (asshole alcoholic... good riddance).
But I will lose this weight one day at a time. My plans are:
real ingredients of stuff i can pronounce if I can't make it at home myself
starting by walking to end of street and back, then push for walking to local drug store about 3/4 mile up the road and back, then walking with my dog once he gets his nails trimmed (long black doggy nails are best done professionally!). Then I'll add some stretching yoga for the back issues I'm having and pilates basic stuff to keep getting flexible and limber again cause God knows I hate being stiff and in pain.
I hate leafy green vegetables like lettuce with a passion. Lettuce actually upsets my stomach, as does lemon and peppermint. Mistakenly grabbed peppermint flavor pepto bismol for diarrhea over the weekend, made it last longer...
If anyone would like to be a support system friend, I'm also on facebook. PM me on here, and I'll add you over there!