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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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FIT4MEIN2013 walked 3.5 miles so far with another 7.5 or more to go!
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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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GRIZ1GIRL
8/24/2014 1:58:55 PM

Congrats on reaching your goal weight and than some! You look fantastic, your posts tell me you are fit & healthy, and enjoying your best life! Good for you...thanks for the inspiration!



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BOOKLADY36S
8/23/2014 11:41:48 AM

Thank you!

Congrats on your weight loss!



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WEARINGTHIN
8/19/2014 4:23:23 PM

Have you ever told your story in a blog? How you used fitness, but not what you were eating, as your primary incentive and tool? If so, I'd like to read that blog. Otherwise, how did it work? I saw you said you ate healtiER, but was it really primarily fitness? Was it hard starting out? I see you did go to the gym almost every day of the week. I would like to hear how you do it. Especially where you started, and what you worked up to. Glenn



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WEARINGTHIN
8/19/2014 2:08:15 PM

Actually, I just got so tired of gradually heading in the direction of change on the consumption front, that I had to keep my eye on what exercise was doing for me. I am showing signs still of losing inches. I think I'll go with the fact that I might be getting fitter, though not lighter also. That could work for me in the long run. Eating better is still there, but fitness will have to lead the way. Here's hoping!! Thanks, Glenn



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2STEPS4WARD
8/18/2014 6:02:26 PM

Thanks for the welcome :) I am in NB I use to live in Maine as well but grew up here and moved back a few years ago :)



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