I am 55 and have spent the last 40 years dieting. I have not been very successful in the last few years. No motivation and various stressors in my life have made my own health and well being a low priority.
It is time to change. I have been on CK for about 3 weeks. I am still keeping my food diary and have even started exercising. I really like the program and the people on this site.
I think those of us 50+ have some unique challenges; ailing and aging parents, adult children, grandchildren, retirement etc.
It is nice to have a place to communicate with people who remember when Ringo Starr was with the Beatles, when you heard music record players or AM radio, and you didnn't 'keyboard' but typed on manual typewriters. A time when you sent letters or called on a phone wired to your wall.
Anyway, glad to be here.
CKSW - 231 January 15, 2010
CW - 227
Final Goal - 145
Intermediate goal - 210 by May 16, 2010