About me: I'm a 49 year old, female--50 in a few months. I am 4 ft. 10 in. tall and that hasn't changed for decades--so although I keep holding out hope to hit 5 foot one day...I think that's doubtful. I currently weigh 210 and although that sounds huge on someone my height, I actually am not built like a feather. I am the girl who was the catcher in softball in high school and who played wide receiver in the touch football games, and I'm not a ballet dancer or wisp of a gymnast build. I have CURVES and lots of 'em! I am self-employed as a virtual assistant--which means I do administrative stuff online all day long. So my biggest issue/deterrent right now is having a sedentary lifestyle.
Health History: I have always been blessed with good health physically and mentally, but I'm not perfect. Everyone has something, right? When I was 12 years old, I was in gymnastics and fell off the balance beam and chipped a vertebrae in my back. It rarely bothers me (about once every 5 years) but it can ache or feel a little stiff now and then. I also was diagnosed with Rhuematoid Arthritis when I was 16yo, but 2 things in my life greatly influenced that: #1--my mom was physically abusing me and the stress of that reflected in RA, and #2--my parents were getting a divorce and the stress of that reflected in RA! Once I moved out, I learned really quickly that white flour and white sugar made me ache like crazy and flaired the RA so they were gone and I've read labels ever since. I still liked sweets :P but I knew if something had sugar or corn syrup...I'd pay. Otherwise I've been in very good health and energy. Mental health-wise I took some St. John's Wort when I was going through my divorce and some Valerian occasionally to "chill out" after a tough day, but again otherwise I've had very good mental health as well.
Goals: Hmmm...this is harder for me. I'd like to lose some weight and ultimately I'm thinking 150 or so and then re-evaluate where I want to go. I may lose more but right now I know I'm not good at lower weights. I want to have more energy and I think getting some exercise will help there. And I want to to be as healthy as possible and physically feel good. Also, honestly, I'm hoping to be a little more vixon-esque with Dear Hubby. Hey the kids have grown--our nest is empty. Now I want to enjoy him!!