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At my last annual check-up, I told my doctor that I would like to lose 25-30 pounds. He was quite frank with me and said that at 46, now is the time to get to the weight where I want to be for the rest of my life. The closer I get to menopause, the harder it will be to lose even 1-2 pounds.

My name is Lorrie and I want to get motivated and stay motivated. I want to get to a healthy weight and feel good. I want to get rid of these aches and pains that I�m sure would not be there if I were in better physical shape.

I find it hard to both eat healthy and exercise at the same time. I�ve read enough to know that they both go together to get the best benefits, but I usually make time for one and not the other. I have trouble staying motivated after I lose 5-10 pounds.

I have been a Spark member since September of 2012, but really only used it to get new recipes. This time I am making the choice to work harder at eating healthier and getting a minimum of 30 minutes of cardio 3 times a week. I don�t want to set myself up for failure right before the holidays so I�m going to ease myself into it. I won�t get upset with myself if I go a little over the next few weeks, but after the holidays, it is game on! I�ve read so many success stories. If they can do it, it can be done. I want that for myself.

Member Since: 9/8/2012

Fitness Minutes: 2,954

My Goals:
Goal weight: 145lbs
Get healthier, feel better and look better.

My Program:
Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.
Alternate cardio on the Treadclimber with strength training.
Count my calories.

Personal Information:
I am 47 and live in West Virginia. Married for 28 years with 2 grown kids.
I have a Yorkie named Max and a black cat named Blackberry.

Other Information:
My husband and I have a Forest River 5th wheel and enjoy camping as often as possible. We are members of FROG (Forest River Owners Group). I'm counting down to spring.
I also like to read and travel. I love many kinds of music and sing in my church choir.

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    I appreciate your encouraging words on my blog post. It really does mean a lot to me. Its heartwarming to know that others can relate to me. Makes me feel not so alone in this journey. emoticon
    586 days ago
  • v RONIE11
    thanks for the kind comments on my blog!! Have a great week!! Ronie
    598 days ago
  • v RONIE11
    Thanks for stopping by my page.. thanks for the encouragement.. We got snow in the hills at 3500ft It just made the air so bitterly cold even though we didn't get any down here in the lower elevations...

    We wait until the days are warmer before we go camping.. it won't be long now.. I'm pretty sure it will be before the end of the month!!
    615 days ago
  • v RONIE11
    thanks for adding me to your friends list.. We can motivate each other.. The best diet aid there around is WATER!! Drink 20 oz first thing in the morning and you will see the weight drop off... drink 80 oz a day and you will feel great!!!!!
    620 days ago
    I am 58 and past menopause but have a different view from your Dr. I started Sparks people 3 weeks ago and by logging all my nutrition and exercise I have lost 7 pounds already. I'm sure your Dr just wanted you to go with the current motivation but please don't get sucked into thinking it can't be accomplished later as well. Have faith---you are being smart doing it now!!
    622 days ago
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