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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 Tuesday June 23 2015
I just went back and read forward from June 13th. Such a lot has happened, good and bad....More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Friday June 19 2015
SHE TOLD!!!!! Okay, she......HINTED!!! HOORAY FOR THE NEW FAMILY!! I heard all the way over...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Friday June 12 2015
Wow, this is rocket science, Dr. Kim,. Phd Guess what? I got a letter from my doctor...More
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Reply: Sharon
I'm bumping this up in case any old timers are lurking.
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Thursday June 11 2015
I'm glad youre posting this Kim! Question I have never understood.... How do you know how...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Wednesday June10 2015
Oh wow! I can't wait to see how this works out Kim! I could eat 1400 calories if I was...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Tuesday June 9 2015
I'm exhausted just reading that Kim! I'm sure I'd be in tears too. Your kids are so lucky...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Tuesday June 9 2015
Aus, I think Kim must still be in Texas. Now when you meet up with that big salad, remember...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Saturday June 6 2015
Well thanks a lot Aussie, I'm up 2 pounds this morning for no good reason except that you...More
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Sharon
I'm sorry to tell you all that Sharon has passed away. She wasn't active here the last...More
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