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About tiredofbeingoldandtired

I'm a fifty-something woman, with half a dozen grown children, who plans to prove once and for all (I hope) that I can get healthy in every way by eating real food, exercising gently, finding a satisfying purpose, and reducing stress, without starving or torturing myself. I'll keep you posted.

In the Past Week I’ve Dropped Five Pounds

When I started this blog, I weighed 189 lbs. Last week I weighed 186 lbs. Two days ago I weighed 181 lbs!!! This morning I weighed 183 lbs. So I’ve lost 3-5 lbs in about five days. I haven’t measured … Continue reading

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Starting to Panic!

I’m starting to panic that my health plan isn’t working. Of course I’m not following it exactly. I tend to hope that partial efforts will give me full results. The facts are that (1) My cravings have diminished dramatically, even without 100% compliance, … Continue reading

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When Tired, Rest

When tired, rest. That’s what I’ve been fortunate enough to do these past few weeks while going through various therapies for my hands and back. Today I’m more tired than usual. I’m told it’s common after having body work, such … Continue reading

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Emotional Eating and Sabotage; i.e., Some days I just do not want to eat vegetables!

Four days in, and already I’m making poor choices off plan. I find that as I get older, I continually sabotage my own progress. Whenever I give myself a goal, I start breaking it. I start looking for loop holes. Whenever I … Continue reading

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Why I Switched Eating Plans

Good Wednesday! My exercise and dinner plans fell through last night, but I still ate a healthy balance of lightly buttered yellow crookneck, Parmasan-toasted whole-wheat bread, and a pineapple-raspberry smoothie (made with Greek yogurt for protein and banana for sweetening). … Continue reading

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Disclaimer and First Boo-boo (But let’s focus on the positive!)

DISCLAIMER: When I said, “Join me if you’d like” in my last post, I didn’t mean to imply that I know what YOU should do for health or lifestyle. I’m not a pro, and I haven’t proven anything yet! Besides, I think … Continue reading

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Riding the Yo-Yo Wagon

After two years of riding the yo-yo wagon, I am back at square one. I lost 12 glorious pounds and felt suave and confident in my new clothes. Then I gained back the 12 pounds and the belly fat and … Continue reading

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My Gut Felt Like a Stuffed Sausage

I’ve studied at least twenty eating plans, and I’ve finally decided to follow . . . them all. I figure as long as I choose a balanced menu and don’t overeat, what’s the problem? Who cares that some of the … Continue reading

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TiredOfBeingASlackerToo!

Sorry for slacking on my posts. It’s part of my overall defect, that I can’t remember all my projects and proclaimed commitments. But here’s an update: I’ve actually GAINED weight and inches since my post, back on August 30–probably from depression, … Continue reading

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I Hear the Camera Adds Ten Pounds . . .

Taking into consideration some scary pics in this post, enter at your own risk. But I want proof. Yessirree. The embarrassment will only be worth it when I compare it to my futuristic moment of pride–when I have a 26-inch … Continue reading

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