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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 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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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Wednesday July 30 2014
Hope everyone had a lovely summer day Rainbow of the day - Red - tomato, radicchio ...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Tuesday July 29 2014
I wish I could use the less expensive Costco ones but I have to have the NO SALT variety. ...More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Saturday July 26 2014
But the apple will have to do today More
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Saturday July 26 2014
I want you to know Judy that every morning I look at your rainbow photo and get an...More
Kathy SW 235.1 CW 208.6 GW 165

Greedily she ingorg'd without restraint,
And knew not eating Death
Milton, Paradise Lost
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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Saturday July 26 2014
Sale Alert Judy! I buy "Wonderful" brand no salt pistachios at Stop and Shop usually and...More
Kathy SW 235.1 CW 208.6 GW 165

Greedily she ingorg'd without restraint,
And knew not eating Death
Milton, Paradise Lost
Posted by mog1026
Reply: Rainbow Challenge Friday July 25 2014
Tweety and Aussie are so CUTE I can hardly STAND IT!!!! I really wish I could have been...More
Kathy SW 235.1 CW 208.6 GW 165

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