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Hi In the beginning I wasn't trying to lose weight I was increasing my fruits vegies and reducing sweets to improve my vision that took a bad turn, it turned out to be a great plan for weight loss and helped out my health at the same time.. I was losing approx. 10 pounds a month as I went along. It slowed to 6 pounds a month around 160 pounds. I plateaued for a year then took the last 5pounds off and have been maintaining since. I called my plan Judys Nutrition quest. I was striving for balanced Nutrition and 1300 -1600 calories it is really hard to get all your nutrients in on 1200 or less so I increased to the 1300 -1600. It worked great for me I had already established a walking program 45 minutes most days of the week 6 for me. I added weight lifting small weights near the end of my weight loss 2 days a week and yoga too .. The first 50 pounds came of fast in 5 months then things slowed down ...but didn;t stop till I was 160 pounds I was 1 year into my plan at that point.. Eating only good for me foods seemed to make the difference in my health too. My BP used to be 155 over 90 today it is 119 over 64 what a difference. My Vision is stable no longer advancing towards blindness I read someplace that fatty foods made this macular degeneration worse that was my inspiration for change,., I went from 247 to 151
I am also benifited by my healthy plan a life long struggle with asthma finally went away approx 3 years into my journey that was unexpected and surpriseing benifit

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Rainbow Challenge Sunday January 18 2015
Good Sunday Morning It is football day today I hope my Patriots win breakfast bran...More
SW 247 CW 150ish maintaining

Remember the Gold is not in the prize it's in the Journey
life may not be the Party we expected but while we are here we may as well dance

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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Saturday January 172015
it is around 15 degrees F right now was colder this morning around 6 degrees when woke up...More
SW 247 CW 150ish maintaining

Remember the Gold is not in the prize it's in the Journey
life may not be the Party we expected but while we are here we may as well dance

Posted by jis4judy
Rainbow Challenge Saturday January 172015
brrr it ;s cold outside this Saturday morning weigh in 152 breakfast oatmeal with less...More
SW 247 CW 150ish maintaining

Remember the Gold is not in the prize it's in the Journey
life may not be the Party we expected but while we are here we may as well dance

Posted by jis4judy
Rainbow Challenge Friday January 16 2015
Ok It is Friday morning I did not sleep till 10 woke up 8:30 way better weigh in 152 ...More
SW 247 CW 150ish maintaining

Remember the Gold is not in the prize it's in the Journey
life may not be the Party we expected but while we are here we may as well dance

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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Wednesday January 14 2015
that's true Michelle it takes a little more effort to continue after the weight loss is...More
SW 247 CW 150ish maintaining

Remember the Gold is not in the prize it's in the Journey
life may not be the Party we expected but while we are here we may as well dance

Posted by jis4judy
Reply: Rainbow Challenge Thursday January 15 2015
I posted it for you Kathy thanks it really sets it up nicely Hugs Judy More
SW 247 CW 150ish maintaining

Remember the Gold is not in the prize it's in the Journey
life may not be the Party we expected but while we are here we may as well dance

Posted by jis4judy
Here ia a link to Kathys diagram
on how to eat healthy ...More
SW 247 CW 150ish maintaining

Remember the Gold is not in the prize it's in the Journey
life may not be the Party we expected but while we are here we may as well dance

Posted by jis4judy
Rainbow Challenge Thursday January 15 2015
Good morning it is Thursday weigh in 151 I cannot believe I slept so late had trouble...More
SW 247 CW 150ish maintaining

Remember the Gold is not in the prize it's in the Journey
life may not be the Party we expected but while we are here we may as well dance

Posted by jis4judy
Reply: Rainbow Challenge Tuesday January 13 2015
Hi Kathy It is so quiet here unusual for this time of year I expected a lot of newbies...More
SW 247 CW 150ish maintaining

Remember the Gold is not in the prize it's in the Journey
life may not be the Party we expected but while we are here we may as well dance

Posted by jis4judy
Rainbow Challenge Wednesday January 14 2015
Good Wednesday Morning gosh I slept late weigh in 151 breakfast 2 semisoft boiled eggs...More
SW 247 CW 150ish maintaining

Remember the Gold is not in the prize it's in the Journey
life may not be the Party we expected but while we are here we may as well dance

Posted by jis4judy