View Full Version : something for middle aged ladies
09-29-2009, 02:28 PM
Well, with all the other odd corny things going on in this folder, I thought maybe this was the right time to ask if there was any interest among those middle aged women who'd like to loose a few pounds. I mean, come on, if you can have a laugh at singles thread in CW whiners folder, what about us fat toadies?
With the loss of a friend last May due to a heart attack, I'd like to loose some weight before my next birthday, but have a real lack of inspiration due to the fact that nobody "gets me" and my hobby. So, are there any women in the 45-65 age range that would like to share ideas for diet and exercise before the next season begins? If so, send me a PM or email me. I don't want this to be a public thread, but wouldn't mind corresponding with someone else in the hobby who has the same sort of goal, a healthy long life while enjoying the hobby of history.
09-29-2009, 02:57 PM
Deep Grief does strange things to folks, sets all sorts of wheels in motion, motivates us to do things we would not have otherwise chosen.
I'm down 30 pounds since May and have set other wheels in motion. I've offloaded some poisonous relationships and started some challenging ones. I know I'm a short-timer, and I'm not wasting any of it, but moving slowly and deliberately toward some better things.
Push back from the table. Put on the walking shoes. Sit less, do more. Reach for the stars. I have not a clue where this road leads, and that's a new thing for me. Strange Ground. There's a reason some faith disciplines call for prayer and fasting---it works on multiple levels.
And as a side benefit, I'm much more up for the physical challenges of reenacting. On the downside, those fine new tucked linen drawers I made back in the summer are falling off my hips and are going to a new home this weekend.
09-29-2009, 03:04 PM
A short-timer?? Ms Lawson, you'll still be doing this when most of us are long since retired from the hobby! ;) You've got more energy that a dozen of us troops!
50th vice pres
09-29-2009, 07:06 PM
I'd like to say that I gave up and lost over 20 lbs from is drinking pop/soda of any kind. Zero. Nothing since I quit on November 1 of 2008. I'm a truck driver and climbing in and out of my truck my left knee would barely handle the lifting of me. Would hurt every time, my right knee not so bad, but since giving up pop it has improved almost 100%. It no longer hurts to climb in my truck. I have not missed the taste of a cold Mountain Dew either. And I do not drink coffee either, never have, never wanted to get addicted to it, although I will have a cup while reenacting sometimes. Kinda fits the senario, dont ya think?
09-30-2009, 12:44 AM
Kinda fits the senario, dont ya think?
What? A cold Mountain Dew? :p
50th vice pres
12-04-2009, 11:11 PM
no, not Mountain Dew, but a good cup of so-hot-it-would-burn-satans-mouth coffee. Sometimes weak, sometimes very strong.
12-05-2009, 08:06 PM
OH MY God, if my wife thought I gave up the dew she would figure me for one of the dead. I have been drinking dew since it came out in the 60's with the hillbilly tipping a jug was on the glass bottle. Matter of fact I have one of those bottles behind me right now.
But my 2 new addictions are Hot chocolate, and Faygo cream soda.
Got a hot choc on my comp desk right now.
10 years ago I was the other way- skinny no body mass. I quit smoking and gained the weight I should have had all along. I walk everywhere at work, I don't worry that I don't have a parking spot right next to the door when I go to a mall. My wife and I own a farm and we do all the chores- we snow shovel.
Get your butt away from the computer once in a while--you know who you are, get outside and shovel some snow, dig some dirt plant some plants, mow that yard with a walk behind instead of that **** garden tractor.
Take a walk hand in hand with your spouse and admire your neighborhood- I bet it will revitalize that old spark you two had. You may even meet some neighbors, you never knew you had. YOu may find you have more wind and your old stuff now fits.
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