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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 for wednesday 04-22-15
All of which makes YOU even more WONDERful, Ms. Kim!
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Reply: rainbow challenge for wednesday 04-22-15
Kim you are Wonder Woman here. You are doing it ALL! I hope you are showered with love and...More
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Reply: Timing is Everything
Whoa! It's sleepy time and I'm chugging my glass!!!
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Tuesday April 21 2015
This is very late but I hope everything worked out well, Holly. That dinner sounds...More
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Reply: New to this group
God Bless, Chui. You have been through an awful ordeal, but you are doing wonderfully with...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Monday April 20 2015
Oh Kali! You're a dog RESCUER! I LOVE YOU! xxxxoooo
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Monday April 20 2015
How far are you traveling Aussie? It sounds like a real vacation for you. NO COOKING!...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Saturday April 18 2015
Aussie, I have had 3 retina exams in the last 6 weeks so I am staying on top of it. I go...More
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Reply: New pic of Gage
Look at those hands! He can be a basketball player or a pianist. Wait, he can be a...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Saturday April 18 2015
Hi all! It's late, but I missed checking in yesterday so I wanted to see what's up here....More
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