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


4 responses to “About

  1. Yes, YOU can! Sending you much love and positive vibes!


  2. I arrived here from the Guardian swimming blog and have been glued to your blog all afternoon, reading from beginning to end. Your progress, physical and mental, is astounding and has given me so much inspiration to continue with my own fight against fat and poor mental health, although I have to confess, swimming is a form of torture for me. I find my solace in dog walking 🙂
    Thank you and keep on keepin’ on! x

    • Sally, you have no idea how much your comment means to me. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you. I have been meaning to write something about the fact that any activity we love is the right activity for us. I hear, “Swimming is my least favorite form of exercise” quite often. It’s a huge honor for me that you would find any inspiration in my blog and I want you to know that I am on this journey with you. Thanks again for your heartfelt comment. p.s. Dog walking rules.

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