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It has been over seven years that I stopped smoking, and decided to work on my excess weight.

I have been very successful with the no smoking part, but not so much with the losing weight... I keep losing, then gaining back. And the cycle starts again.

It is time now to re-evaluate what I am doing wrong. I think I stay on a diet that is too restrictive, and when I allow myself a little "break", this turns into several months of over eating.

Raising a handicapped son all by my myself is stressful, but I tend to use this as an excuse to over eat.

So, let's pick up the momentum and see what we can do to get back on track, shall we?

Member Since: 1/18/2009

Fitness Minutes: 151,067

My Goals:
Lose weight s-l-o-w-l-y while continuing to stay smoke-free (N.O.P.E = Not One Puff Ever).

Rewarding myself - all new, starting in 2017-
-10 pounds:
-20 pounds:
-30 pounds:
-40 pounds:
-50 pounds:

My Program:
- Eat balanced meals, not too restrictive calorie-wise.
- Watch my afternoon snacks
- Increase my vegetable and fruit consumption.
- Exercise every day, even if this is only 10 minutes a day. I need to keep moving because of arthritis that is getting worse when I am inactive. My new Fitbit will help with this.

Personal Information:
I am originally from France, but now live in Virginia. We go every year on vacation on Lake Superior (in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan) and we love it there!

Other Information:
I recently joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and it has brought wonderful changes in my life.
I love to read (theology and history books) and I listen to classical music (J.S. Bach is my favorite composer).

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    Just dropping in to check on you, and see how you are doing. . . I hope that you had a good weekend! It's a new week with lots of potential for you! emoticon emoticon
    6 hours ago
    . . . . the greatest obstacle (to making a dream come true) is the skepticism of people around you who can’t see your vision and laugh at your dream. Helice Bridges
    1 day ago
    Oh yes...I'll NEVER change them...but I do like to poke a few holes in their bubbles of entitlement. The sad thing is I was RIGHT there with them not that many years ago. We can see that ended badly..we should NEVER get complacent in the life we have..as you and I know things can change in a New York minute. But you know what..once you get kicked in the teeth no matter how sad or hard it is...you do WAKE up to the world around you and I think you become a more compassionate caring person full of empathy and love for others.

    I would never want to go back to the rich spoiled brat that I was in my former life and these women remind me of that most every time I see them. They are all lovely people when we are in a small group or one on one....but put them in the pack and they just become these back bite~y crazy people. emoticon
    1 day ago
    thanks for the reminder on the handicapped reference. I added it.
    1 day ago
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