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Norma_J

Joined: 01/26/2012
My Story:
Let me start by saying ... Last time I was a Size 4 was Toddlers. I have always been well padded. I think my whole adult life I was pretty much bouncing between size 14 and size 16 clothes. I was constantly dieting with every new fad diet that came along. THEN I quit smoking after 36 years. I was already 175 lbs when I quit and gained an additional 20 lbs. at the same time I was on constant steroids for 2 years straight during and following quitting smoking .. come to find out I had moved into a house that was full of black mold and had taken 2 years for it to rear it's ugly head ..long story short.. I put on 20 more and along with that I was verrrrrrry unhappy in my job which was causing me to EAT. Needless to say .. Jan 10, 2012 I went for my physical and weighed in 222.2 lbs. Time to do something about it. I started walking out in the field beside my new job and started watching what I was eating. I accidently found WebMD's Food & Fitness Planner and immediately started using it. Then I found this wonderful community. The rest shall we say is history!
January 10th 222.2 lbs
January 26th 213.4 lbs when I found site.
March 1st 202 lbs. I also added in ActivTrax at the Y to help with Fitness
April 1st 196 lbs.
May 1st 193 lbs.
June 1st 196 lbs. I slipped and fell and it hurt like heck.
July 1st 193 lbs.
Sept. 1st 203 lbs ... back to square one .. learning to crawl again .. it's not hard to go back up!
Jan 27, 2013..212 lb I am so mad at myself It is soooo easy to be heavy again.. but I will not quit trying. It took me many, many, many attempts to quit smoking but I succeeded .. and I will succeed at this!
March 14 .. 209 slow and steady. Working hard to try and make the right choices. Still headed in the right direction.

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Reply: where are you come out where ever you are
Helene - I am working for an RV dealership. I have been here since last February. Things...More
Norma SW 222/ CW 206/ GW 150

If at First, You don't Succeed, Try, Try Again!!!!

Failure is not an option when Success requires just a little more effort!
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Reply: where are you come out where ever you are
Yes .... to all those in shock ... The prodigal child has returned. Hello Helene, I...More
Norma SW 222/ CW 206/ GW 150

If at First, You don't Succeed, Try, Try Again!!!!

Failure is not an option when Success requires just a little more effort!
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Reply: Back to the Gym
Usually do the Elliptical when I get there just to get the heart pumping then at the end I...More
Norma SW 222/ CW 206/ GW 150

If at First, You don't Succeed, Try, Try Again!!!!

Failure is not an option when Success requires just a little more effort!
Posted by norma_j
Reply: Back to the Gym
Hey everyone ... It's been going great at the gym .. I am going Monday, Tuesday, Thursday...More
Norma SW 222/ CW 206/ GW 150

If at First, You don't Succeed, Try, Try Again!!!!

Failure is not an option when Success requires just a little more effort!
Posted by norma_j
Back to the Gym
Started back to the Y this morning. This weight has got to go! I don't care how much...More
Norma SW 222/ CW 206/ GW 150

If at First, You don't Succeed, Try, Try Again!!!!

Failure is not an option when Success requires just a little more effort!
Posted by norma_j
Reply: Taking prednisone again
Hi BB, I know exactly what you mean with taking prednisone. Every once in a while I have to...More
Norma SW 222/ CW 206/ GW 150

If at First, You don't Succeed, Try, Try Again!!!!

Failure is not an option when Success requires just a little more effort!
Posted by norma_j
Reply: APRIL GOALS
Judy, Whenever I boil my sweet potatoes I always cut them into large slices and peel them...More
Norma SW 222/ CW 208/ GW 150

If at First, You don't Succeed, Try, Try Again!!!!

Failure is not an option when Success requires just a little more effort!
Posted by norma_j
Reply: APRIL GOALS
Hi Barb, Those seem to be really great goals. Think I will join you in this goal setting. ...More
Norma SW 222/ CW 208/ GW 150

If at First, You don't Succeed, Try, Try Again!!!!

Failure is not an option when Success requires just a little more effort!
Posted by norma_j
Reply: The Artist Diet
WTG Roh! If it works for you then keep on keeping on down to your ultimate goal! My idea of...More
Norma SW 222/ CW 208/ GW 150

If at First, You don't Succeed, Try, Try Again!!!!

Failure is not an option when Success requires just a little more effort!
Posted by norma_j
Reply: I know the answer but...........
Sometimes it just helps to write it down and put it out there Jean! I know that is how I...More
Norma SW 222/ CW 209/ GW 150

If at First, You don't Succeed, Try, Try Again!!!!

Failure is not an option when Success requires just a little more effort!
Posted by norma_j