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September 2011, not happy

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Hello and welcome to my page. I started out here on SP weighing 210 in September 2011. I wanted to lose 75 pounds. I lost 20 pounds by the end of 2011 with adding exercising, eating more fruits, vegetables and eating way less fast food. By changing how and what I eat I have gone on to lose over 50 pounds by May 2016

June 2016 hubby fall and broke his neck, with the stress of him in the hospital and care homes for 7 months I put back on some weight but still wear the same size jeans. I did a lot of walking during this time, walking 15 miles a week, so with the stress eating I did not but back on all I had lost.

I am married to a very supportive man who with his help I think I can do this. I love to cook and he inspires me to make healthy low calorie meals.

I challenge myself to make better choices to become stronger healthier and a better person. I find that pushing myself to be healthier every day is practical. I use steaks to motivate myself and count my calories.

I have learned to love exercising. I walk most every day. I like joining exercise challenges and testing myself to be stronger and healthier

I look forward to learning more things every year to be a good role model to others on this journey.

3/25/16 Positive quote-If you focus on results, you will never see change. If you focus on change you will get results.

Member Since: 9/18/2011

Fitness Minutes: 95,580

My Goals:
I wear size 10 jeans and I want to wear size 8.

My Program:
I am doing the Mayo clinic diet and tweaking it by fasting and eating 500 calories every other day. I love fresh fruit and raw vegetables. I eat mainly chicken, whole grains and vegetables, with a little cheese.

I exercise by walking almost every where I go. I also am going to an exercise class once a month

Personal Information:
I live in Sacramento Ca with my hubby of 12+ years.

2015-Hubby is also working to lose weight and is helping me stay on track.

2017-after hubby's fall he lost weight while in care homes, he went from 230 to 177 at 6'2". He would only eat a few bites of the meals he was served and also got sick with C-Diff. On coming home, with the help of his VA doctor I got him over C-Diff and he started eating good home cooked meals. He has put back on some weight but is still thin.

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"She thought she could so she did!!!!!"

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    I think what I'm needing is a big emoticon on the butt and maybe some emoticon emoticon OK, I'm gonna give it another try! Thanks to you.
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    1 day ago
    Oh, how I love Fridays!
    Glad the bike is set especially for Ron. Nothing like a good walk for us, weather permit. Gosh, Kathryn, this losing pounds is so difficult and for some reason I'm not back on track and don't feel the push to do so. I'm like too comfortable being spoiled at eating. Need, need, need to get back on the wagon. Happy you have a plan ready to follow emoticon emoticon
    2 days ago
  • v MILLIE95
    Love that you gave yourself a 'stern talking to'.
    I need to do the same. emoticon
    2 days ago
  • v MILLIE95
    Love that you gave yourself a 'stern talking to'.
    I need to do the same. emoticon
    2 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.
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    Fun is good.
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    I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells.
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    Step with care and great tact, and remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act.
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    "Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn't know that so it goes on flying anyway." ~ Mary Kay Ash emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Don’t dawdle -- if you don't want to waddle!" emoticon
    "It's better to laugh or to giggle, than to jiggle!" emoticon

    4 days ago
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