Senior Weight Issues

I love water aerobics and swimming

At age 63, I am the heaviest I have ever been in my life. The highest weight I ever got to when I was pregnant was 152. By my first born son's first birthday I was back down to 105. Each pregnancy, while I kept it to under 152, it was harder to get down to that magical 105 lbs. after the birth.  I managed to hover around 120-130 lbs till I hit 50. (Then all hell broke loose)

OMG, it's been a battle.  I'm 5'3 1/2 but for expediency, I always just say I am 5'4. I  NEVER used to weigh myself. I found I did much better if I just went by the way, my clothes felt. 10 years ago, I went to Weight Watchers and I wouldn't allow them, to tell me my weight. Just to say if I lost or didn't. I know they thought I was a bit, batty. WHO CARES - It worked for me. 

The last 5 years, I have given into the scale. I had to when my pants were too tight and all my clothes no longer fit.  Nothing had changed. I was eating the same - not a big snacker. I eat more balanced now than I did when I was 105 lbs. Last year, when I was waiting for my gallbladder surgery, I was eating foods that agreed with me. Some of those choices were high in carbs! I thought for sure, I could lose the weight.

I am 10 lbs heavier than I was last year- I am at 180. 

OMG, I said it- put it in print. That is why I am having problems with my knees, I believe. 

I've tried to follow an eating program - nothing is working. I've been swimming 2 hours a day, 4 days a week and my weight has not budged. I go to the Gym. Obesity does not run in my family, so I don't know what the heck is going on. And my Doctor, who has the personality of a slug, just tells me what I already know. Eat less -Move more.

I am VERY upset by this weight. I'm thinking about going to a specialized weight doctor. 

I feel so ashamed of myself. 


  1. I'm in the same boat as you. I started a program that is a forever, rest of my life program. I've cut out ALL refined sugar and flour. This means no crackers, no noodles, no bread. No ice cream, no protein bars, no sugary yogurt. And, no snacking in between meals. What that means for me is meal planning and food prep. I make 4 days worth of salads (2 per day) on Sundays and Wednesdays. I pre-cook brown rice and freeze it to make it handy. I eat two apples a day with either breakfast lunch and/or dinner. I use eggs and garbanzo and black beans for my protein. Hummus, cottage cheese, and salad dressing that has no sugar of any kind in it. No artificial sweetners. I am on Day 65 of this new meal planning and I'm down 15 lbs. Never give up. I know what it's like to be so uncomfortable. Never give up. Hugs to you!

    1. Good for you Susan. So you don't eat any meat? What do you eat for breakfast?