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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 Wednesday December 10 2014
Haha! Well I don't know how Elizabethan they are but I've always eaten crumpets. Remember...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Wednesday December 10 2014
Breakfast this morning was a crumpet and a clementine. Lunch will be soup and an apple. I...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Tuesday December 9 2014
Howdy! It's like a monsoon today and I got soaked going to the doctor for my shot this...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Monday December 8 2014
Breakfast was a banana, orange juice and dry cereal. Lunch was Lasagna Soup and a...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Sunday December 7 2014
I like how you emphasized the ice cream MESS in your dream, Judy. You really are brain...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Saturday December 6 2014
I slept really late this morning. When I dream I'm always young, slender and fleet of foot...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Thursday December 4 2014
Well I took a little vacation because I didn't see much point in talking the talk when I...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Thursday December 4 2014
WHAAATTT? WAIT JUST A MINUTE! I'm not a DESERTER! They get shot. I'm on SABBATICAL!...More
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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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