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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 Sunday January 11 2015
Yea okay, you're calling me out. I'm lurking, I'm reading, I'm considering, but I'm not...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Wednesday January 7 2015
I'm not very happy with WebMD. I keep typing posts and they swallow them and tell me the...More
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Reply: Canned food
Veggies are good for you, unless they are swimming in cream sauce. Canned vegetables...More
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Reply: Filler ups
Ooo you're right Helene, I've been forgetting celery lately. I like it best if I slice the...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Monday January 5 2015
Oh goodie, Kimmie! It's time for us to come out and PLAY again!
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Tuesday January 6 2015
IT'S A NEW DAY! Ooo I LOVE asparagus but for some reason I'm not suppose to eat it. I...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Monday January 5 2015
Well thanks for thinking of throwing the lifeline even if it can't reach from California or...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Monday January 5 2015
SHE'S BACK!!! Oh yea!! . It's ground zero of 2015 and guess where we are? RIGHT BACK...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Wednesday December 31 2014
Thanks for hanging in here Judy. You know the crowds will be back as soon as 2015 starts. ...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Saturday January 10 2015
Good Afternoon OFL Judy! Inspiring photo as usual. Freezing here. It's afternoon and the...More
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