MOG1026

Joined: 03/06/2013
My Story:
I'm 64 years old with a weight problem that has crept on since my forties when I started a beta blocker for a heart problem. Of course I could have adjusted my food intake to deal with the slower metabolism but I carried on eating and splurging and enjoying sweets until I found myself above 200 lbs. I've tried seriously every year since 2005 to diet and exercise the pounds away and I have the journals to prove it, but each year I would find myself back where I started plus a little bit more. 25 pounds down and 29 pounds up like an elevator. All these years I just haven't been able to really see myself. I'd look in the mirror and see the 101 lb bride or the 130 lb new mom. I was an optimist. My life felt okay; my husband and kids loved me. I had friends. I've been the health "Queen of De Nile" for the last 20 years and it hurts to admit it. Now I can see all the time and opportunities I've wasted on this yoyo trip. Well I found out at Xmas that my son was getting married this coming October and I was on that diet lickety split. It wasn't until mid January when both my knees gave out that I truly realized the mess I had become. Now I can't walk without pain and I need to get a lot of weight off to ease it. I have realized that pain and the hope of good health are better motivators than vanity. This time I need to make it happen.

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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Friday December 19 2014
Good for you Abby. I'd like to join you in 2015. There need to be some big changes for me...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Monday December 15 2014
3 grand!!!??? Whoa, that's incredible.
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Wednesday December 17 2014
Good thing Gage has a young granny! Rog and I would be useless at those early hours. ...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Monday December 15 2014
There is no better happy pill on earth than a sweet puppy! Just think, puppy breath and...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Sunday December 14 2014
Oh Kim, I'm sorry to be reading this so late, but I know from experience that the hurt...More
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Reply: Less 2500 calorie xmas dinner idea
This looks so delicious. Now all I need is a personal chef to make it for us!
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Friday December 12 2014
Okay so the popcorn wasn't the 100 calorie kind. I was out of it. Come to think of it, I...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Friday December 12 2014
So far today I had a small banana for breakfast. At lunch I had Beef Barley soup, a small...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Wednesday December 10 2014
Oh I agree, Kim. They would be nasty without a bit of toasting, but then so would Engie...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Thursday December 11 2014
I definitely get on particular food jags. Today was exactly the same as yesterday's meals...More
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