In October 2013 I found myself at the end of my fourth marriage, obese and suicidal, knowing I had finally reached bottom and I was grateful for it.
In the weeks that followed my separation I realized that my age old ways of handling stress, anxiety, and depression were not working for me and were no longer an option. I vowed to never again consider suicide a viable solution. I vowed that psychiatric hospital stays would never again be part of my future.
I realized I was on the verge of becoming an invalid and that if I let myself go there, I’d never recover. I suffered from high blood pressure, exhaustion, plantar fasciitis, and more. Feet, knees, hips, and back all felt like they were failing, and they were. My body was warning me it could not get any fatter.
My primary focus now is improving my physical health with the hope that it will also improve my mental health. I also hope to answer the question: Can women take off weight and become fit after 50?
Here’s the link to the first post if you’d like to start at the beginning, Quickie Prelude