I ran into a girlfriend that I hadn’t seen in years. It was wonderful to see her. I didn’t say anything, but it was very sad to see that she had “left herself go.” By that I mean all the weight she had gained. Another friend of mine said she was on a diet and she remembered when she could eat an entire kitchen and not gain weight, but of course that is not the situation now.
Ladies, it is normal to get older and have your metabolism slow down. But that just means that we need to exercise, eat healthy and in moderation. I don’t sit down at a meal and eat until I can’t eat anymore. I don’t overstuff myself. I eat a lot of vegetables. I eat fruit. I stay away from colas. I drink a lot of tea, hot and cold. And, by the grace of God, I am healthy enough to exercise and move! I walk every day, every other day. I stretch, I dance. I try to keep some fluidity in my body.
When I get lazy (and there are times that I do), the pounds start piling on rapidly. I have to pull myself out of that funk and get moving. I got up to 145 lbs and was very depressed about it for a bit. But, then I smacked myself in the head and got to work. Just from walking for 30 days, I have lost 8 lbs and am moving back down to my comfort level of 130 lbs.
If you are approaching or have reached middle age and the weight is piling on, get rid of it. The older we get the more maladies try to encroach on our bodies. If I live to be 90, I hope to stay slim, mobile, flexible, healthy and strong. Don’t accept yourself just any kind of way. YOU are in charge of you. You are your own CEO! Get moving and stay healthy.