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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

Fitness Minutes: 132,581

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.

And a princess; I am a child of The King!

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Virtually walking across America from Roseburg, OR to Port Huron, MI starting 11/16/2015.
2510 miles to start.
11-16 0/2510 miles

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    226 days ago
    Thanks so much for your comment on my blog regarding my emotional eating. Of course going on that binge did nothing to address any of my anger. I would love your support through this. I am on Facebook. My name is Karen Forbes.
    235 days ago
    Thank you so much for your comment on my latest blog. I really appreciate your prayers. It's been a tough time, but I have faith that things will improve.

    When I noticed that one of your blogs was recently featured, I decided to get back in touch, which led me to a few of your recent blogs. I'm glad to see that you are doing very well and helping others achieve their goals. Thank you for your efforts in support of me and others!
    236 days ago
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    236 days ago
    I read your story and was so inspired by your achievements. Today I see myself in the same place as you were when you started on your weight loss journey. I added you as a friend in hopes that you would be a support for me.
    242 days ago
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