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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 April 13 2014
Woohoo Kali! 189 is TERRIFIC!
Kathy SW 235.1 CW 212.2 GW 165

Greedily she ingorg'd without restraint,
And knew not eating Death
Milton, Paradise Lost
Posted by mog1026
Reply: Rainbow Challenge Sunday April 13 2014
LAURA! It's good to hear you're coming back! But it's SUNDAY, Baby! Come to us Laura,...More
Kathy SW 235.1 CW 212.2 GW 165

Greedily she ingorg'd without restraint,
And knew not eating Death
Milton, Paradise Lost
Posted by mog1026
Reply: Rainbow Challenge Sunday April 13 2014
Howdy Pardners! My DH just ran to the doctor because he's got a tick the size of a Russian...More
Kathy SW 235.1 CW 212.2 GW 165

Greedily she ingorg'd without restraint,
And knew not eating Death
Milton, Paradise Lost
Posted by mog1026
Reply: SODA! My personal non-expert solution to the crac...
Somewhat Tweety. I think stress does drive you to eat, and the eating helps the stress in...More
Kathy SW 235.1 CW 212.2 GW 165

Greedily she ingorg'd without restraint,
And knew not eating Death
Milton, Paradise Lost
Posted by mog1026
Reply: Rainbow Challenge Saturday April 12 2014
Food du jour Breakfast - clementine, 1 1/2 cup dry cereal Lunch - 6 oz no mayo chicken...More
Kathy SW 235.1 CW 212.2 GW 165

Greedily she ingorg'd without restraint,
And knew not eating Death
Milton, Paradise Lost
Posted by mog1026
Reply: SODA! My personal non-expert solution to the crac...
I KNOW what I want to be when I grow up A HEALTHY WEIGHT!
Kathy SW 235.1 CW 212.2 GW 165

Greedily she ingorg'd without restraint,
And knew not eating Death
Milton, Paradise Lost
Posted by mog1026
Reply: Newbie
Welcome! This is a mutual motivation society More
Kathy SW 235.1 CW 212.2 GW 165

Greedily she ingorg'd without restraint,
And knew not eating Death
Milton, Paradise Lost
Posted by mog1026
Reply: SODA! My personal non-expert solution to the crac...
Funny, that's the exact age my troubles started too. I would love to go back in time and...More
Kathy SW 235.1 CW 212.2 GW 165

Greedily she ingorg'd without restraint,
And knew not eating Death
Milton, Paradise Lost
Posted by mog1026
Reply: Rainbow Challenge Saturday April 12 2014
Judy and Michelle, thank you so so much for the encouragement! You both have had enormous...More
Kathy SW 235.1 CW 212.2 GW 165

Greedily she ingorg'd without restraint,
And knew not eating Death
Milton, Paradise Lost
Posted by mog1026
Reply: Rainbow Challenge Saturday April 12 2014
Hi Judy! It's good to see that face and that rainbow first thing in the AM! It's another...More
Kathy SW 235.1 CW 212.4 GW 165

Greedily she ingorg'd without restraint,
And knew not eating Death
Milton, Paradise Lost
Posted by mog1026