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 Sunday Sept 28 2014
That is so true about your ankle Judy. You make a good point about nagging injuries and I...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Saturday Sept 27 2014
Happy Belated Birthday Michelle! I have a feeling that 61 is your lucky year and best of...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Thursday Sept 25 2014
Ooooops! I almost missed these photos! You look beautiful Tia . The dress is perfect,...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Thursday Sept 18 2014
Roh you are absolutely correct and I apologize for my insensitivity in this case. Today I...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Thursday Sept 18 2014
Is there an epidemic of looney eye doctors? I saw one fellow in the early 1970's who gave...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Thursday Sept 18 2014
Hi guys! I got good news today from the doctor! I've been worried sick because some big...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Monday Sept 15 2014
Well that sounds like a great purchase, Kim! And the Price is right! I'm glad to see...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Monday Sept 15 2014
Are you using a GoPro? I wondered if they have a waterproof one.
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Sunday Sept 14 2014
Good grief Michelle! Do you live in the desert? I have never experienced 108 degrees and...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Saturday Sept 13 2014
Checking in. I too love soup but unfortunately you need some salt to make it palatable. ...More
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