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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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I'm Back .... Bwahahahaha
Just when you have given up all hope of ever seeing me again... here I am. Kim.. I felt...More
Norma SW 222/ CW 197/ GW 150

Failure is not an option when Success requires just a little more effort!
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Reply: Ok so Norma J has checked in, where are our other ...
Bahahaha Kim, (It's 5:15 a.m. now) I usually am up and on the computer between 4:30 and 5...More
Norma SW 222/ CW 197/ GW 150

Failure is not an option when Success requires just a little more effort!
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Reply: Ok so Norma J has checked in, where are our other ...
I'm still here .. plugging along and getting ready for vacation.. OMG there is so much to...More
Norma SW 222/ CW 197/ GW 150

Failure is not an option when Success requires just a little more effort!
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Reply: Here's the Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Thank you all for the responses .. they have put my mind at ease and I know that slips...More
Norma SW 222/ CW 197/ GW 150

Failure is not an option when Success requires just a little more effort!
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Reply: lifestyle
Congratulations Debbie, You are a great inspiration to me and i'm sure to everyone else...More
Norma SW 222/ CW 199/ GW 150

Failure is not an option when Success requires just a little more effort!
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Here's the Good, The Bad and The Ugly
OMG I have missed Everyone .. Just finished going through some of the posts .. ya'll make...More
Norma SW 222/ CW 199/ GW 150

Failure is not an option when Success requires just a little more effort!
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Reply: Fruits of the Season
Great Idea on freezing the banana's .. I never thought of doing that. Great way to save...More
Norma SW 222/ CW 193/ GW 150

Failure is not an option when Success requires just a little more effort!
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Reply: Got to learn how to beat boredom
Helene, Like I said in Kim's reply, I know what makes me smile I'm just scared. We have...More
Norma SW 222/ CW 193/ GW 150

Failure is not an option when Success requires just a little more effort!
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Reply: Got to learn how to beat boredom
Kim my official title was Manager/Event Coordinator .. I managed a small party rental store...More
Norma SW 222/ CW 193/ GW 150

Failure is not an option when Success requires just a little more effort!
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Reply: confession time :(
Hi Mom, Glad you are working your way through it! I myself have been in a funky mood! but...More
Norma SW 222/ CW 193/ GW 150

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