I've been thinking a lot about how I ended up sixty years old and overweight. I'm sure there are numerous reasons, but I think I've narrowed it down to two in particular.
I work at home so that I am able to care for a multiply handicapped child, as well as elderly parents. Because of family needs, I often am up very late into the night/ early morning working. I have tended to reach for food to supply energy to keep going on those long nights. Also connected to this, I would often skip meals due to other demands on my time during the day, leaving me more vulnerable to the late-night/early-morning munchies. Since getting back OP, I have the point counting to make me accountable. To be fair, I've been sick for a while, so I haven't been working as long hours as usual. The real test will be when I get back up to full schedule. How do all of you cope with late night eating?
The second reason is something I've known all along but tried to avoid facing. I don't exercise. Yes, I'm busy all the time, but mostly I'm sedentary. I do plan on addressing this soon, once I've gotten my eating habits well established and I'm feeling a bit better. Where does a sixty year-old, out-of-shape woman start? Any suggestions?