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A Journey to get Weight off the Leg Joints

My knees, hips, and spine are wearing out. Too much weight is part of the problem, according to the orthopedist. I have a terrible scoliosis problem. So I have begun the process of taking control.

UPDATE: 177lbs and back into size 16 jeans. That's down from size 20 relaxed fit, comfort waist jeans. I'm pretty happy about this!

UPDATE: 169.4lbs and size 16 jeans are quite baggy.

UPDATE: Hovering around 168lbs at the end of Apr 2013. I am aiming to lose 20 ...
My knees, hips, and spine are wearing out. Too much weight is part of the problem, according to the orthopedist. I have a terrible scoliosis problem. So I have begun the process of taking control.

UPDATE: 177lbs and back into size 16 jeans. That's down from size 20 relaxed fit, comfort waist jeans. I'm pretty happy about this!

UPDATE: 169.4lbs and size 16 jeans are quite baggy.

UPDATE: Hovering around 168lbs at the end of Apr 2013. I am aiming to lose 20 more and then re-evaluate the situation. I'd like to do this by the end of August, but I will be in the US for 3 weeks in July. In Maine. Eating lobster. I'm going to enjoy it and do my best to get a long walk or swim in every day.

I need more time/miles on the treadmill each week. I need to try to stay closed to 1200 cals/day. I need to really devote time and energy to strength training, which I've been ignoring.

UPDATE June 2, 2013 - 160.6 lbs. this morning!
UPDATE July, 2013 - 156 lbs and I bought (and fit into) size 14 jeans! Beaming!

Update June 11, 2014 - After last summer's success, I got lazy. My good diet went by the wayside and the treadmill and kettlebells sat unused. I got back up to 176 and I feel it all in my gut. I've dropped 6 of those pounds and am currently at 170 lbs and working hard on the treadmill almost daily, trying to reach at least 10,000 steps a day.
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Member Since: 4/13/2010

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My Goals:
My big, long term goal is to get back down to at least 150 and to be healthier.

Weigh-ins every two weeks.

Try to track foods.

Cut way back on refined carbs.

Get my butt moving - the hardest thing for me to do consistently.

Goals!
200lb - Dead videos All the Years Combine - DONE!
190lb - get an 18lb kettlebell and a second 10lb kettlebell. I ended up getting 2 15 pounders. DONE!
180lb - order a new Cuisinart work bowl to replace the broken one - I got a whole new Cuisinart for Christmas! Thanks, Mom!
170lb - get one half gallon of Haagen-Dazs every two months. Put it on the calendar. (I have not done this, as I feel it would be sabotaging myself...)
160lb - get the old size 14 pants out of storage
150lb - alter favorite clothes
140lb - If I can get back down to 140, I'll be thrilled to have recovered my health and well being. This will be the ultimate reward.


My Program:
I have started keeping closer tabs on what I eat - choices and quantities.
For exercise I used Leslie Sansone's 5-mile walk videos, which I found on YouTube.

I've added kettlebells (doing the LiveFit Revolution program - www.livefitrevolution.org ) and a resistance band, as well as a Gaiam balance ball chair to sit in while I work (from home - on the computer all day) for core strength.

Personal Information:
Originally from Bethlehem, PA, I moved to Central Mexico 18 years ago.
My husband is a full-time folk musician. Here's his website:
www.bolasuriana.com

He's the tall, skinny guy with long hair.


Other Information:
I started gaining weight in my mid-20s when I was diagnosed with endometriosis and began hormone therapy. I went from 125 to 185 in the course of about 2 years. I did a great deal of physical activity in the following years - cycling, skiing, hiking, but the weight didn't come off. I began taking a weight loss product I had seen on an infomercial, and, over a year and a half, went from 187 down to 134. The product increased my metabolism and was wonderful for me. Then I moved to Mexico and was no longer cooking just for myself. My husband is a bean pole, and I have ballooned to over 215. Unfortunately, the weight loss capsules I used to take have been taken off the market, so now it's up to me to get in control - difficult, as I love sweets, especially chocolate. And red wine...

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Member Comments:
SOULFISH80
8/26/2014 2:48:56 AM

Thanks for the Youtube info. I forget to turn there for exercise videos. To answer your quetion I am working in sales from home at the moment. Am considering looking into some virtual assisting, possibly. I know of a company that pays $12.00 an hour. It starts as part time, but that is really all I want. How does the online teaching go? Do you have your Bachelor's degree? I have my certification through a Waldorf teaching program, so it does not count as a standard Bachelor's degree. I have taught pre-school and co-taught in a Waldorf Kindergarten. I have not taught in 5 years though. I miss some aspects of it, but overall am OK doing other things for now. Plan on doing some volunteer work........I can work at my pace and if I am treated poorly I can leave ;)

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HIPPICHICK1
8/23/2014 9:32:39 PM

Thanks for the computer tips!
My hubby says the same about windows 8. He's a mac user now.



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FITKAT62
8/22/2014 3:47:42 PM

Thanks for commenting on my photo. The difference in those two photos is about 30 lbs. I'm only 5 ft tall. I have lost a total of 40 lbs since April 2011.



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FITKAT62
8/22/2014 9:44:24 AM

Thanks for commenting on my blog. I had heard of people getting healthier and getting off BP meds but I never thought I would be one of them.



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7/2/2014 7:57:54 PM

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