Saturday, January 07, 2006

Just an Intro Post

Hi. I'm sure you've seen my posts on Tech's site. I'm not really doing the Great Slim Down, per se. I wanted to let you know that I'm here more as a support person, at the moment. I have a lot of experience with losing weight successfully. But I haven't reached my goal. I've been living with my mom for a year and a half and she's got a lot of weird food and kitchen rules. It's impossible for me to follow any specific weight loss program while I'm living here. But after I'm back on my own, I plan to follow Weight Watchers again. Anyway, I'll be reading your posts and giving you the benefit of whatever I've learned that might help you all. I wish you the best. I hope to be able to join in before the end of the year.

Linda

6 comments:

Trixie said...

Hi Mama Rose! Glad you joined us! I know I can always use support and suspect we're all like that.

Believe me when I tell you I understand the problems with being "not in charge" of the kitchen and especially "Mom's Rules." I had reached my goal weight for the first time as an adult when my mother's health started to fail. I have put on 50 pounds since I started caring for her, and through her death (which has now been six years ago.) I have NOT been able to get the weight back off during that time!

So I'm dealing with this issue NOW as my highest priority personal issue. Time for me to step out of that lingering sadness and be responsible for my own life, health, and happiness. I think this group of supportive cyber friends will make the difference for me.

Michelle said...

Welcome Mama Rose...

Ditto on what Trixie said. She puts it so well.

CrystalDiggory said...

Hi Mama Rose! Glad you're here.

I know I can use all the support I can get and will be grateful for any ideas, thoughts or anything else that will help get this weight off that you can give. :)

AmberClear said...

If you guys can take a quick scan at your bookstore for "Dr. Abravanel's Body Type Diet and Lifetime Nutrition Plan" it might be worth your time. (It's not the "blood type" diet) It explains why some people do well on lo-carb and some people do better on lo-fat (except he doesn't really divide the types that way) My husband is a "thyroid" type. He loses weight on lo-carb diets. I can't lose weight on lo-carb to save my life. I'm an "adrenal" type. I do better on lo-fat. Dr. Abravanel is greatly influenced by "Eastern" diet tactics. That's not good or bad, however, he discusses other bodyily functions that I'm too squeamish to talk about! :) Anyway. I lost 11 lbs in the first 6 wks (6 months ago)and have not gained it back despite the fact that I'm not following him exactly right now. I have a little more to go so I'm going back to the plan this month. It's not hard to follow and there's plenty of food. The veggie soup I posted on Tech's site one day is the "adrenal" soup. It's very good if I do say so! :) Good luck all y'all in your quests for better health!

FrenziedFeline said...

We can always use cheerleaders, Mama Rose. Thanks in advance for your advice! :)

TECH said...

Welcome Linda! I'm looking forward to your recipes.