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65 Pounds Lost 09/18/15

My long term goal to get back to this October 2006

12 18 14 starting weight





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I'm Mary and I'm here to get healthy and strong and to lose weight. Today 12/18/14 I'm starting fresh. I've been on and off this bandwagon for years. This time I mean to make it stick. I keep finding excuses to fall off and then I gain back everything I've lost.

I'm challenged in this because I have moderate to severe debilitating arthritis in my hips and lower back. Because of years of ignoring the pain or walking through the pain I have chronic back pain and problems. I am seeing a regular doctor and a pain management specialist who are supposed to be helping me. I also scheduled an appointment with a nutritionist next week. I'm doing what I need to do to address these issues and try to get healthy.

I have a lot of weight to lose and this is going to be a journey. I think with some accountability I might be able to stick it out this time.

Member Since: 2/1/2006

My Goals:
Hit my goal weight.

Reduce my BMI to healthy number.

Learn to eat healthy.

Cross my legs.

Run up the stairs.

Walk on a trail.

Climb a hill without having to stop and rest.

Be noticed for something other than my size.

My Program:
I'm logging what I eat to make sure I'm getting the right ratio etc. I'm eating lots of vegetables and fruits every day. I'm avoiding processed foods as much as possible. I'm cutting fast food out completely. I'm fixing my breakfast, lunch and dinner every day so I'm not tempted to stop on the way home or on the way to work.

Personal Information:
I'm from Missouri and I'm 50 years old. I have a 28 year old daughter who is fit, healthy and strong living in New York. I re-started my lifestyle change on December 18, 2014

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    You are the recipient of the Beautiful Woman Award!!

    Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the page of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out!

    Again, Congratulations Beautiful! Hugs! emoticon
    1133 days ago
  • v RUDITUDI2000
    Hope you had a blessed Easter Mary! Wishing you a great week! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1161 days ago
  • v GENRE009
    Remember today you are worth the love you have for others.
    Today you will fight the good fight.
    Today you will put yourself on the top of your list! by eva herzYou will honor yourself, by fighting your demons.

    Feed yourself the love that you have for God and others, to yourself.
    Nourish your soul with foods that make you want to be happy.
    Don't put yourself, on the bottom of your list.
    Represent what it is you give out to others.
    And stand strong in the fact that you are loved.
    Don't see the bottle half empty,
    For it is half full!
    Be grateful for life.
    Try loving your best friend, you!
    1174 days ago
    Oh no - wrong. It doesn't seem silly at all. No one can determine the length of grief. Everyone's is different and everyone has a different relationship with that person. Only you know when you feel more at peace, no one else. It takes as long as it takes.
    1509 days ago
    Thanks for the goodie, it was a lovely surprise. So jealous you're watching the snow! We had a load a couple of weeks ago - so beautiful.
    1603 days ago
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