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My Story:
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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Hi Mardee Nice to see you posting again you were missed 4 pound down is ok even if it...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: Christmas Challenge
Good job Helene , keeping to your journey even with emotions flaring I realized that...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 Monday December 1 2014
Good Monday Morning weigh in 150 again breakfast the usual cold cereal with strawberries...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 Friday November 28 2014
Hi Michelle I got that recipe from family circle magazine it was used in a chocolate cream...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 Sunday November 30 2014
Good Sunday Morning weigh in 150 even Breakfast 2 semisoft boiled eggs 1 slice...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: Thanksgiving Day Rainbow Challenge
Hi Keri my best advice is to eat healthy foods and stay away from processed foods this...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: Thanksgiving Day Rainbow Challenge
wow you kids all did great on your challenge congrats 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
Rainbow Challenge Saturday November 29 2014
Good Saturday Morning weight 151 breakfast the usual cold cereal with strawberries an...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 Friday November 28 2014
Hi Michelle you would love the crust on my pumpkin pie I make a special one for it I...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 November 28 2014
Good Friday morning weigh in after Tgiving 151.5 it was the dessert that made the scale...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