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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.

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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WHITNEYTEACHER
4/17/2014 5:36:42 PM

Thanks for stopping by my page to read my blog and for your comments. I thought of you when the doctor told me a regular beef hamburger patty is "much better" than a veggie-burger. I remember you commenting one time about a steak being your number one choice when eating out. I think the thing she said that surprised me the most though was her definition of processed food - I never would have included whole grain bread in that category. Today is day 1 of change (again). I've had a lot of "day 1's" but hopefully this will be the start of a more successful journey.



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KALISWALKER
4/17/2014 11:00:11 AM

Thanks for the pedicure. I did get out walking last night so my streak is alive.



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LADYOLIVER
4/15/2014 4:28:28 PM

Just stopping in to share emoticon with you, Sissy.



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Sending you lots of hugs today! You are such a sweetheart! I hope you have a fabulous day!
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KIMBERTA99
4/14/2014 6:19:21 PM

Hi...Thanks for the Daisy Day wishes and birthday wishes.

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