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Hello. My name is Paula and I just turned 50 years old. I am a mother of three young adults and have 7 grandchildren. I absolutely love being a grandmother.  They feel like a reward.

In 2009, I weighed 220 lbs.  One day after getting out of the shower, I looked at myself and wondered how, and why did I do this to myself.  Why did I allow myself to disfigure my body? I felt subhuman.  I also became menopausal and fell into a deep depression.  After crying in the doctor's office, he said "all I can do for you is give you a hug, and suggest you exercise."  Instead, I left with prozac in hand.  I decided that's not how I wanted to live my life so I began to move more each day.  I started by walking.  Now, I jog, bike, hike and zumba.   
At myheaviest. I have no idea how much I weight.
I have a steel plated knee and suffer from Asthma so there are limits to what I can. For example, despite trying, I cannot jog longer than three miles. Buy, hey, back in the day, I couldn't even jog 1 minute.

Hiking at 175 lbs.

Losing weight at my age is a challenge. What is even more a challenge is that both me and my significant love to cook Mexican food.  My Daniel is an excellent cook and it's a contstant challenge to eat healthy, move more and enjoy all that is my life.  It is not uncommon for me to jog 3 miles, come home and Daniel will have cooked carnitas, rice and beans.  Ugh... I do not have an iron will and often, I succumb to his delicious cooking. It's a constant balancing act and I often fall short but I gurantee you one thing, I WILL NEVER GIVE UP.

Exercise  has enriched my life in ways I can't begin to explain. Oh wait, I can.  There is a section on my blog called Proud Moments.  The scale does not always reflect my efforts, but the Proud Moments in my life do reflect the changes I am making with each day.

Paula Wanna Cracker are the bloggings of a hungry woman, trying to live a fit and healthier life.  One day at a time. They say it's not the destination that counts, but the journey and I completely agree.  This blog is a reflection of my life.  I am not perfect but I am real.

Thank you for reading.
Later, gators. 

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