quote:Originally posted by Oracular_Jinx Oh I had that lifestyle a few years ago. I was really quite fit, going to the gym for 2 hours a day for about 5 days a week, or at least a 10 km (6 mile) run as an alternative. But then I went through incredible pressure of planning to marry a man that was totally not for me, then coming to terms after was a fiasco. Anyway, much self learning occurred but so did weight gain. I had a few other major life events occur. Anyway, I want to do the balanced meal and exercise thing but I need to lighten my load now.
Believe me, I understand. I was in quite phenomenal shape until about 4 years ago when I went through a period of about 3 years where I spent consecutive months on end not being able to walk. Getting into shape at 37 was one thing. Getting into shape at 47 is a whole different animal.
I still say that baby steps are the best way. I've tried the Atkins/keto/juicing, etc. stuff. They all worked for anywhere from 3 days to 3 weeks, but they just aren't sustainable (for me anyway) any more.
I hope you find what works for you. I know "the thing" can be unique to each person. Don't discount the mental aspects of the issue either. You'd be surprised how much negativity toward yourself can hamper physical health.