I recently went for a physical, and expressed to my doctor my concern over not being able to lose weight. I’d gained about 15 pounds since January, and a grand total of about 30 since my split from my marriage (I don’t want to say divorce, since that didn’t officially happen until two years later). It wasn’t always a steady incline over the years; around April/May of 2010 I dropped down to nearly my previous weight again, only to gain it slowly back during the following years.
Diet is a big factor — even though I’ve been making a conscious effort since January to eat healthier, I still fall back on a lot of junk and comfort foods. I also am not as active as I used to be; I have a valid drivers’ license now so I don’t walk everywhere any more. While I still try to walk at least a half an hour 5 times a week, it’s not the same. (more…)