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I"m 50 Canadian and married with 3 children. I started gaining weight after my first was born 24 years ago and it slowly creeped up. I had surgery a few years ago which after that I gained another 18lbs and my activity level hit the dumps. I then ended up with a knee that needs replacing but I"m still too young they say to have that done and then 3 yrs later I tore the meniscus in the other knee and it's still not right and I put on more weight and had to give up ...
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I"m 50 Canadian and married with 3 children. I started gaining weight after my first was born 24 years ago and it slowly creeped up. I had surgery a few years ago which after that I gained another 18lbs and my activity level hit the dumps. I then ended up with a knee that needs replacing but I"m still too young they say to have that done and then 3 yrs later I tore the meniscus in the other knee and it's still not right and I put on more weight and had to give up activites I loved like hiking and belly dancing and couldn't find anything to substitute that I could do with my knees that I really liked as much as these 2 activities. at least I can still kayak with bad knees!

What sparked me to do something about my weigh was a series of things that fell all at once into place, my weight went over 250lbs which got me thinking I'm closer to 300 than 200!! I was huffing and puffing doing very simple things even though i was fairly active. A dear friend passed away that aug and she was only 4 years older than me.

I had lost 35 lbs with sparkpeople but then when I injured my knee and couldn't exercise and just totally fell off the wagon. well I'm getting ready to get back on the wagon just have to find another way than what i was doing. This isn't going to be an easy road since I can't just get up and do a workout or take a walk but I have to do something just can't sit around.


this site has given me help getting motivated, given me support, encouragement and help in getting healthier and losing weight

I have met so many wonderful people here!

I am done feeling tired
I am done not being able to keep up
I am done worrying about my health
I am done done done!!

lose 10 pounds - buy a pattern from etsy
lose 20 pounds - buy a book for ereader not onsale
lose 30 pounds - go to the movies
lose 40 pounds - buy a whole new outfit
lose 50 pounds - a reiki session
lose 60 pounds - take a day to pamper myself
lose 70 pounds - get new shoes
lose 80 pounds - buy a whole new outfit
lose 90 pounds - get my nails done
lose 100 pounds - get a tattoo
lose 110 pounds - a weekendaway
goal weight - give myself a big hug and a bikini!!

march 7 2013 - 263

WHAT WEIGHS.........
1 pound = a Guinea Pig
1.5 pounds = a dozen Krispy Kreme glazed donuts
2 pounds = a rack of baby back ribs
3 pounds = an average human brain
4 pounds = an ostrich egg
5 pounds = a Chihuahua
6 pounds = a human’s skin
7.5 pounds = an average newborn
8 pounds = a human head
10 pounds= chemical additives an American consumes each year
11 pounds = an average housecat
12 pounds = a Bald Eagle
15 pounds = 10 dozen large eggs
16 pounds = a sperm whale’s brain
20 pounds = an automobile tire
23 pounds = amount of pizza an average American eats in a year
24 pounds = a 3-gallon tub of super premium ice cream
25 pounds = an average 2 year old
30 pounds = amount of cheese an average American eats in a year
33 pounds = a cinder block
36 pounds = a mid-size microwave
40 pounds = a 5-gallon bottle of water or an average human leg
44 pounds = an elephant’s heart
50 pounds = a small bale of hay
55 pounds = a 5000 BTU air conditioner
60 pounds = an elephant’s penis (yep, weights more than his heart!)
66 pounds = fats and oils an average American eats in a year
70 pounds = an Irish Setter
77 pounds = a gold brick
80 pounds = the World’s Largest Ball of Tape
90 pounds = a newborn calf
100 pounds = a 2 month old horse
111 pounds = red meat an average American eats in a year
117 pounds = an average fashion model (and she’s 5’11”)
118 pounds = the complete Encyclopedia Britannica
120 pounds = amount of trash you throw away in a month
130 pounds = a newborn giraffe
138 pounds = potatoes an average American eats in a year
140 pounds = refined sugar an average American eats in a year
144 pounds = an average adult woman (and she’s 5’4”)
150 pounds = the complete Oxford English Dictionary
187 pounds = an average adult man
200 pounds = 2 Bloodhounds
235 pounds = Arnold Schwarzenegger
300 pounds = an average football lineman
400 pounds = a Welsh pony
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 current weight: 266.0 

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My Goals:
I would like to get fit and loss 100+ pounds.

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i am updating my program I have just a few simple steps for success
1. drink lots of water
2. eat proper portions, eat everything in moderation esp desserts and snacks
3. get off my butt and move and shake it

to me that's all it takes to lose weight, very simple but yet so hard!

the key is that when we slip up we just keep right on plugging away at it never give up. that is what is going to make it successful in the long run

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I live near ottawa canada

I love crocheting, camping, kayaking, reading, knitting, scrapbooking, music and concerts. I work with people with developmental and physical disablilties

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In Pisces, the Sun is sensitive and idealistic. You are "tuned in" to your environment, and aware of everything happening in your world, and to everyone around you. Pisces is the dream sign of the zodiac. You may be one of the true dreamers of the world, often getting caught up in impractical plans and ideas. You absorb the ideas and the mental outlook of those around you, for better or for worse. The decisions that you make may be workable, if sometimes emotional and erratic. Often these decisions are made on hunches and feelings with little or no foundation in fact. Creative, spiritual and often a bit mystical, you can be impractical and illogical.
The Pisces child often is the Scapegoat in the family, being blamed for the families problems, but that isn't true at all. Little Pisces hears these conversations and feels she is the fault and takes on the feelings of those around her. Pisces never has an easier life. She needs to surround herself with positive, upbeat people because if she is around depressed people they will pull her down. She is a natural healer. She can have problems with her feet. She can be a fat person if she turns to food for comfort from her emotional issues, but yet, dance, yoga and swimming can be ways she stays slim and healthy.
You're a moody and introspective person, and it's hard for others to understand you. It may be hard for you to understand yourself sometimes. Your temperament varies from being optimistic to being acutely pessimistic.
Although you may be very shy and unassuming, you care deeply about your stature and succeeding in your endeavors. You may feel vulnerable and anxious when you are unsure of your status and circumstances. You have a deeply hidden inner pride and when this is attacked in any way, you react emotionally.
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If you are a typical Pisces, you're likely to suffer from an inferiority complex. You probably lack an adequate sense of self-confidence, as you are so very sensitive, shy and introspective. You never feel that you do enough, so you often overwork, putting stress on your physical body. In your quiet way, you accomplish much. Having a natural tendency to become a workaholic, you must have a generous amount of escape time, preferably with total solitude.
Pisces, more than any other sign, draws strength or weakness from the rest of the horoscope. The nature of Pisces is very adaptable and pliable. You may have to fight for a sense of stability and to resist the impulses of the moment.

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