I have missed writing!! It's been a long while, and I've thought of so many things to write about but didn't get time to put thoughts to blog.
I have taken off some of the weight. The scale says I'm at 382, and my size is now a non stretchy 16w top and 18w bottom. I'm very close to normal sizes and evidently gaining muscle with more activity.
I have stayed with the Contract to help with the weight loss. The first month was rough. There were side effects and wow were they strong. But, those have subsided and things are going well. I can focus on things instead of feeling scattered. I don't have the feeling of wanting to eat all the time whether hungry or not. It has become a tool to help but isn't a cure all. I still must control what goes in the mouth.
With the weight going down I have been more active despite pain. The knees still hurt, and some days are still on the cane, but I still do more. I do cleaning of a building other than my home, and spend a lot of time on my feet in general. I get a lot more work done than I used to.
We now have a 16 year old in the house. The oldest child turned 16 last Sunday. I feel old. Granted he is my step son, I still feel old. The next one is 15 and then 13. They have grown to where we are letting them share a pay as you go phone for emergencies and texting. It seems like yesterday they were little bitty.
How have you all been doing?? I've missed you all a lot!!