Hi, I am new to EmpowHer - great site! My story is that I am 55 yrs - 5'5" tall and weigh over 225 lbs. I have one son who is just about 30 yrs - so I can't say I am still trying to lose "baby" weight! I have tried many diet plans & programs and spent thousands of $$$ and still I am obese. I suffer from hypertension and take medication to keep my BP down - I have been warned by my doc that I am a candidate for diabetes. I have osteoarthritis in my knees and back. I am post-menopausal having had a total hysterectomy over 10 yrs ago. I steadily gain weight, level off for a while and put on a few more pounds. It is true I don't get much exercise. I would probably go for walks if I had someone to share the experience with, but I live out in the country on a farm and my nearest neighbour is 10 miles down the road! I do not have a thyroid problem. I so need HELP!!! My husband - the Farmer - is fabulous at encouraging and supporting me, but doesn't have the time or is too exhausted at the end of the day to exercise with me. He starts his day at 5:30 am. (YUCK) I do work part-time in an office.
Any comments and/or suggestions from anyone out there would be very much appreciated. I am so tired of buying clothes a size bigger all the time. But more than that, I am VERY worried about my health and what the weight is doing to my heart and other organs. I am a happy and vibrant person. I love my friends and family very much and want to be around for a long time yet.
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