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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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Hi Abby! I hope that I can go to Florida a bit this winter too, so Im going to copy you...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Thursday August 21 2014
Hi Tia I decided to check in here to see how everyone is doing and today it's YOU! And I...More
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Hi Kim! It's all good and you can get back on track in no time . You are the Queen of...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Wednesday August 13 2014
Rainbow of the day Red - apple, tomato Yellow - 1/2 banana, corn on the cob Green -...More
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Reply: Rainbow Monday Aug 11 Rainbow image test
Well here everyone is! Is it going to be hide and seek to find the rainbow? I ate mine...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Monday August 4 2014
Good morning Judy! Gorgeous day isn't it?! Makes me love love love summer! So I finally...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Sunday August 3 2014
Hi all. I was here this morning but I figured Judy couldn't post so I thought I would...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Saturday August 2 2014
Aussie, that's FABULOUS! You've been so consistent and it's paying off. The night eating...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Friday August 1 2014
There's a victory Judy! Great idea! I can say it will be 10 minutes after never before I...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Friday August 1 2014
Hi everyone. It's so late it's really Saturday, but I'm here representing Friday ....More
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