That doesn't mean that I don't struggle though. I like riding rollercoasters. Right now, I weigh too much to ride any rollercoasters that I know of. In the past, I have several times focused on upcoming amusement park trips to get the weight off. It has never worked. Right now, it seems rather unfair to me that there isn't a rollercoaster that a bigger person can go on. Maybe there is somewhere, but I don't know about it. There is a part of me that wants to focus on my weight just so that I can ride rollercoasters. But I have done that for years, and it has not worked! Now, I enjoy all the things that I couldn't enjoy when I was so busy worrying about my weight. That makes up for any rollercoaster rides that I might miss.
Clothing is another issue. This is only partly a weight issue because I am also short and proportioned oddly. I had trouble finding clothes that looked right when I only weighed 115. Now it is nearly impossible. Especially the kind of clothing that I find comfortable. I like short flowy skirts. (Long ones are nearly always too long and just make me look shorter.) I like shirts that fit right. Small arm holes. Shorter length. Big enough for my stomach but not huge and baggy over my breasts. I am tempted to try to lose weight one more time so that I will have access to more popular clothing sizes. Deep inside, I know it isn't worth it! It doesn't matter. Living richly now, matters so much more than striving for some ideal look later.
On the food front, I do still struggle with feeding my family as healthy a diet as possible. My girlfriend has diabetes, and I know that it is very important that she eats right. I strive to make changes that will be right for her, and that usually means healthier for the rest of us too.
Tomorrow I will write about some of the dietary changes that we are considering in the future.