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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.

My Program:
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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CATHOLICCORGI
7/29/2014 6:09:53 PM

Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog! I agree... sometimes it is from minute to minute beginning again! I like your suggestion to wait 10 and walk 10 before really deciding if you want something. I'm going to use you tip, if you don't mind! Thank you!
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7/29/2014 3:57:04 PM

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SPARKASAURUS
7/29/2014 11:32:27 AM

yeah...probably couldn't fit a fish ladder in my living room emoticon

you learn something new everyday!



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DIANNEMT
7/29/2014 10:12:52 AM

The Mud Run sounds like fun! I am doing so much more now than I ever thought I'd do at this age--not sure of the next step but there will be one!



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SPARKASAURUS
7/25/2014 12:22:44 AM

You are always so kind in your comments, so thank you!

And here's to many "aha!" moments for us both! emoticon



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