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: Tia's Wedding
WHOOHOO Tia! The countdown has begun!
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Sunday August 31 2014
I love that heart Judy. It's great to look at to see what fruit or veggie that I've been...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Saturday August 30 2014
Wait. Elbow waxing? Whatever makes you feel beautiful, Gorgeous! This is your special...More
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Reply: something to think about hugs Judy :)
Me too, Sweet Judy !
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Thursday August 28 2014
Congratulations Tia! You are doing a fabulous job!!!
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Tuesday August 26 2014
Judy you are a PIP! LOL! 10 YEARS AGO?! Yes, there is still hair spray in the world, Judy ...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Monday August 25 2014
Well thanks Kim, but I'm more comfortable for now as it is. You can "see" me in your...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Sunday August 24 2014
Butternut squash is even better. Cubed and then roasted with red onion and cranberries is a...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Monday August 25 2014
Me too, Abby. I'm joining the starting over club. I got on the scale this morning for the...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Sunday August 24 2014
I think Im looking at a load of ZUCCHINI! Yum yum,
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