Weight Struggles

Here I am again struggling with my weight. I have to confess, I have almost put on all of the weight I lost six years ago. 

If you know me, you know my weight loss journey and the success I had by losing 50 lbs on Nutrisystem. I was able to keep the weight off for five years. You can still read my journey HERE.

I gave up eating Nutrisystem because I had to go on a low sodium diet and honestly , even though they had a great selection, I was getting tired of the same foods all the time. They rarely came out with new menu choices. But while I was on it, I enjoyed it and it really did work. 

Within one year after losing 50lbs, I gained 10lbs back and felt better. I was happy at that weight. Then I put on 5 more pounds and it was not so bad. I was still getting into the same clothes, I still had energy, and felt good but I knew the weight would creep up one me if I didn’t get back to balancing my diet. I worked hard after that to keep the weight off by simple exercise, healthy eating and portion control. 

In the past year I have put on 20lbs. I still walk every day and hula hoop some. I eat healthy but my meals are larger and my snacks are less healthy than before. Did I mention I love those Little Debbie peanutbutter bars?

I have decided to get back on track. I’m not real sure how yet but I have decided not to use any fancy diet programs this time. I want to do it on my own and not owe it to any company, but to my own willpower. I plan to incorporate some plant based smoothie mixes and healthy food choices. I plan to do the intermediate fasting. I will also stop trying to compare myself to those weight loss and workout videos on social media. I am me, I am not them. I am 52, not 32. Every body is different with different lifestyles, time and money.  

Starting, next week I am going to tackle my weight and win with it again. Wish me luck and Stay tuned. 


  1. I have no doubt that you will lose the weight you want to lose. You are a beautiful person either way! I haven't noticed that you gained any weight, it doesn't seem to show. You got this girl I know it! I'll be cheering you on!

  2. You are not alone. I had the same mindset as you two weeks ago and have started being serious about losing weight. We'll be victorious together. Keep us posted!

  3. WE have complete confidence that you have what it takes, shucks you have proven it. Hang in there, it is possible and YOU know it. Looking forward to great reports. Take care, hugs to St. Nick.
    From across the river (the muddy one)
    Sherry & jack

  4. It's a never ending battle for me too, even with walking 6 miles every day.
    You did it once, you can do it again!! Good Luck!
    My advice is NOT to go on a 'diet', but just cut back on portion sizes. That's what I do. I limit myself to one sweet snack a day - usually ice cream.

  5. If you want to you will succeed, stay focused and good luck :)

    All the best Jan

  6. Cool weight quote :)

    I also need to start losing weight now.


  7. Good luck with your journey and I know you can do it again.

  8. I saying the exact same thing! I lost 13 pounds last year, but have been falling back into bad habits. I told myself it was time to put the brakes on and get back to what was working, and some working out.

    Best of luck to us both!!