It’s a Struggle

I’ve been struggling with my weight as you know from these obnoxious posts (also here and here). In the past 2 years I’ve had both shoulders repaired and now I need some knee surgery. But now I’m back in the gym even though walking has become difficult.  

My gym shoes have orthotics that help my balance.

Recently I read a post by Jami at An Oregon Cottage who has a seemingly effortless way to get on the right track in terms of eating and losing weight.

Smaller portions is a key to maintaining weight.

She’ll be posting about her method and success and I’ll be following her. I started on Memorial Day to eat less. I’ve also made a commitment to go to the gym 5 days a week as was my custom before the second shoulder surgery.

The free weight room at my gym.

I won’t harp on this new plan but it won’t be easy because Charlie and son are both slender and they eat lots of unhealthy snacks which I must NOT EAT.

Limit but don’t eliminate treats.

I can’t let stress, other people or myself sabotage my efforts.  My rude awakening came this past weekend when I took out my “fat” dress and couldn’t button it. That can’t happen anymore.

What changes are you making?


Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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