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Journey to thin- the Poundage Plan

My weight has been a lifelong battle: Diet/lose/gain. Diet/lose/gain. At 55, it was high time I put that cycle behind me. My arthritis was so bad in my knees, I had a hard time going up and down stairs. This had to STOP!

My youngest birth kid, Meg, got a free month membership at the local "Y" and convinced me to join with her. OK, no dieting, but I could use the exercise for my poor knee.

Imagine my surprise to find that I could play racquetball and with a little ...
My weight has been a lifelong battle: Diet/lose/gain. Diet/lose/gain. At 55, it was high time I put that cycle behind me. My arthritis was so bad in my knees, I had a hard time going up and down stairs. This had to STOP!

My youngest birth kid, Meg, got a free month membership at the local "Y" and convinced me to join with her. OK, no dieting, but I could use the exercise for my poor knee.

Imagine my surprise to find that I could play racquetball and with a little modification, take classes. I am using the cardio room every day and the weight room every other day.

The bonus? My diet evolved into a healthier diet! I no longer want junk. After only 1 week and a loss of about 5-6 pounds (not focusing on the scale!) my pain decreased.

After less than 10 months, I hit my 'goal' of being healthier, fitter and weighing 116# less than when I started. At just under 1 year, I hit my final adjusted goal with a weight loss of 135# on July 23,1957.

I now embark on a journey of a new me; a journey that I have never before taken. A journey of maintenance. I am confident that the same tools that I used to lose this weight will help me learn to maintain that weightloss.

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Member Since: 8/4/2012

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My Goals:
Maintenance of a 138# weightloss.

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Exercise, Eat, track, repeat!

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Married mom to 2 wonderful daughters. Gramma to 4 lovely grandchildren. Daughter to the best parents on the earth. Granddaughter to my beautifully healthy 103 year old grandmother who is a 8 year breast cancer survivor.

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BARBEE789
7/24/2014 6:14:24 PM

WOW! I am returning to Sparkpeople after a few years away and too many pounds gained. Your story amazed me and I said to myself that if you can do it, I can certainly give it a try again.
Thank you for your great inspiring story and please wish me and all the others here the best of luck. Believe in yourself and you can do anything.
Barbee



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FLORIDASUN
7/23/2014 12:18:03 PM

Woo~hoo ...thanks for the stop by on my blog...finally got the e-mail portion posted...had to retype the whole darn thing...I AM a yakkers...for sure for sure

You should write....and publish...I LOVE your blogs! emoticon



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CAT-IN-CJ
7/23/2014 11:20:48 AM

emoticon Poppin' in to say hello! Hope you're getting some rain up your way.

Let's make today count!



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SYREETA32
7/22/2014 11:10:26 PM

Great job n well done. I will like to hear some of those great tips that helped u in those ten months to get where u are now. I struggle to lose a pound. I chart everything I eat. Never go over my calories but one time. Been at it for two weeks, still going strong but not seeing the numbers drop on the scale but I can tell in the fitting of some of my clothing. I feel great some times a little week but hey that's ok to. I will keep pushing because it's better to do something than nothing. I don't want to give up. I want to keep pushing for the better. So feel free to give some input.



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SHERYLP461
7/22/2014 3:11:53 PM

Thanks for the tip on the hula hoop!



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