Hey, Y’all – welcome!!!
I’m Becky and hang out in this little dusty corner of the web.
I always thought things were supposed to get easier when you got older.
As an older lady now, I’m finding that to be a load of manure.
Actually, I think everything is harder now.
Losing weight over 50 is hard.
Regaining your health over 50 is hard.
Menopause is hard.
Forgetting you put your car keys in the fridge is easy.
It’s just not fair!
I truly believe that we older ladies deserve just as much now as we thought we did decades ago – even more now that we have the wisdom of years behind us. We deserve to feel good in our skin. We deserve to walk without getting out of breath. We deserve to play with our grandkids without being the ones that need a nap.
That’s why I’m blogging about this – your weight struggles and mine – because life over 50 is hard. Let’s try to make it a little easier together.
What You’ll Find Here
After many decades of earth-life, I find myself (again – or still!) in the fluffy state so I am attempting to get healthier by eating right and trying to move my body more. You’ll find some help along the way here – I’m writing it all down so I won’t forget! (that’s a reference to my geezer-hood)
I’ve lost tonnage in the past but always had trouble keeping it off. Then I got this light-bulb moment – losing weight is the EASY part! Keeping it off is the real work. Who knew?
I’m making sure there will be lots of easy healthy recipes here. Did you catch that? I said EASY. If it’s complicated it ain’t happening. I love down-home cookin’ (I’m a country girl) so you’ll see that here too.
But it won’t all be low carb cooking even though I do that more than anything else – there’s a lot more to getting healthy than the diet plan you follow or exercise you get.
Just an aside, if you’re in your 20’s-30’s and have 6.2 lbs to lose you’ll find some helpful things here but may not have a grasp on what we older gals deal with – like excessive chin whiskers. You’re still welcome to poke around. Be prepared to hear about dreaded night sweats. And just realize it may be a crystal ball into your future. 🙂 Miss Cleo ain’t got nothin’ on us! (10 points if you know who Miss Cleo is without Googling it.)
I really hate writing about myself so let me tell you about some of my people: My hubby, The Commodore, and I live in Texas to be near our only grandchild Danger – yes, as in Danger is my middle name! and in this case, it’s true. I’m a SAHMM – no, I didn’t stutter – stay at home MomMom – and The Commodore does what The Commodore does. We are native Delmarvians who retired to Florida and somehow find ourselves way out here in the foreign country of Texas. I love reading, long walks on the beach that’s nowhere near here, tea and scones!