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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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EMSSBEARS
4/16/2015 11:02:16 PM

emoticon on being chosen Motivator of the Day,

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4/16/2015 7:52:37 PM

Congrats on being Spark Motivator of the Day! Enjoy your special Spark day! I enjoyed reading about your success and seeing your sweet kitty's photo! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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ALLEYANDME
4/16/2015 6:51:26 PM

Very inspiring story!!! It reinforces the whole idea that this is possible for me too, when I read a story like yours!! Kudos. Julie emoticon



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4/16/2015 3:02:26 PM

Love your page! emoticon on being Motivator of the Day!!



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TAMIBKD
4/16/2015 2:47:53 AM

I am inspired by your story. I too am on a yo yo roller-coaster. But I hear you loud and clear. "THIS HAS GOT TO STOP' And so I am back and tracking foods is a start. I used to love exercise, I did it every morning when I was doing so well on SP. Now I tell myself I am too busy, job changed more responsibility, more hours in the work day...yeah yeah yeah... I still got only one me, and I have to start taking care of me. Anyway thinks for the uplifting moment! I needed that. Keep up the good work!



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