Welcome to My Weight Loss Journey
I’m Roberta and I’ve been an athlete all my life but it was just covered in a layer of fat. I am currently 56 years old and I started my fitness quest when I was 19 years old.
Over the years I ran and lifted weights, I practiced martial arts, ran marathons, hiked, skied, and biked. Over the decades the weight piled on. I kept on working out harder and harder thinking I would lose the weight but it kept growing.
I tried diets, lost, then gained, lost, then gained, the typical yo-yo story. At age 48 I finally reached my peak of 197 lbs. at 5’1″. I had chronic back pain and thyroid and adrenal fatigue. I kept working out and running one marathon after the next thinking maybe this time it will work. Nope, the weight stayed on.
Everyone told me to give up; this is what happens when you get older. I never gave up.
It took me three years to lose 85 pounds by the time I was 50. Since then I have learned how to keep it off for good. For me it's a matter of managing it like finances. It must be kept in balance as to not go into debt again.
I will write all I can to help other women learn how to do this too.
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