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I have been overweight, heck, obese all my lif e. I got to my all time high of 257. Wow. I decided with the urging of my Doc to have a gastric banding done. But before I could get insurance approval I had to go on a medically supervised diet.

Well, I had been on every single diet in the world by that time. Failed everyone. Oh sure, I would lose weight at first, but it would come back when I ended the diet and it brought company. How was this going to work. But I ...
I have been overweight, heck, obese all my lif e. I got to my all time high of 257. Wow. I decided with the urging of my Doc to have a gastric banding done. But before I could get insurance approval I had to go on a medically supervised diet.

Well, I had been on every single diet in the world by that time. Failed everyone. Oh sure, I would lose weight at first, but it would come back when I ended the diet and it brought company. How was this going to work. But I needed to do it. I decided to do something new. Log my food. Since the one thing all my diets had taught me I was eating healthy foods, now I needed help with portion control.

I measured, I used smaller plates, I joined curves. I wanted that banding. I wrote every thing down and counted my calories. I cooked healthy, snacked healthy, was healthy. Went on a 117 mile bike ride and lived. And something amazing. I lost 59 pounds. And a realization I could indeed do this myself without having surgery. I just needed a goal and motivation. Yeah, no surgery for me.

I did good until a couple of years ago my kids moved back home briefly and I changed my cooking to meet their needs, back came 20 pounds. But I didn't panic, I didn't fail, I just started tracking everything again when they moved out am eating good again.

So so far I have lost 7 pounds of the weight I put on and am still moving toward my goal of 160. So another 59 to go. I am in no hurry. I am just happy to see the scale go down at my weeking weigh in's and not up. Because heck, I am getting to old to keep acting like a yo yo.
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My name is Julia, I am a nurse and have been one for 34 years. I have been married for 40 years to my best friend and have 2 son's, 4 grandchildren and my dog Hoss, and cat Xena.

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I love reading and am in love with my Nook HD+. I have had the misfortune of breaking many bones over the years so I can no longer do the needlepoint I loved, but I can still walk, swim in our pool and ride my bike. Much more active which helps keep the arthritis at bay.

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TWEETYKC00
5/18/2014 7:17:52 PM

Welcome to the Dog Lovers Team! We are happy to have you here with the community and we can't wait to get to know you better. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to let us know.

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12/10/2013 11:17:45 AM

Hope you, your hubby and Hoss are all having a great week! emoticon



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12/7/2013 3:49:08 PM

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FIREPONY
11/18/2013 6:34:19 PM

Thanks for the kind blog comment! I'm just starting to get the hang of spark people and its encouraging to know that I'm not alone.
It is sad that a good doctor is getting to be such a rarity. Here's hoping that we continue onwards and upwards!

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11/2/2013 8:43:59 AM

I added a team goal to the team page of exercising at least 20 minutes per day. You can add this goal and include your minutes. I have made the team goal 11,000 minutes for the month, so let's see if we can make it!! emoticon



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