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Several nights on chat the discussion of weight was brought up. Some lost some after the death of their spouse, while others gained. It spurred some to get healthy, and others binged.
I'd love to use this discussion to talk about our weight, our goals, and how our grief defines our weight struggles. Lets support one another in our weight wishes!
Motivation: I suppose having a gooooooooooood look in the mirror at bath time would motivate me.
LOL a few years ago I had put on quite a bit of weight, I was in my night gown, bending over picking something up and I got a gander at the back of my thighs in the mirror. I turned around like "Who is that!?!?!?!" and was horrified when I realized it was me.
I lost 25 pounds after that.
Just looked at my legs last night - they're so pocked it's embarrassing. I gotta tone those babies up. I used to pride myself on my strong stubby legs..but not now.
@Meghan - I'm with you!! My two boys have made that really clear to me!!
I know this is an old thread but this weight loss phenomenon is crazy. My weight just keeps dropping and I haven't changed one bit how I eat. I guess you could say I'm OCD in that I'll eat the same thing for breakfast (oatmeal), lunch (tuna and salad) and dinner (turkey and cheddar cheese sandwich) for several months and then I might switch something. I think the weight loss is from all the anxiety, adreneline and grief. Tears are pretty much near the surface consistently and it doesn't take much to get them started. I know it's early days now but I wonder when this will stop or level out. I was pretty happy (if you can call it that) when I dropped the first 20. Now it's at 30 and climbing. I'm getting a little concerned that it might be a health issue. I feel fine (well except for the 1000 pounds I carry around in my heart).