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I'm a 41 year old mom of three children. I have been struggling with my weight since the birth of our first child and I am ready to make the changes I need to make it dissappear forever!

I hurt my back 11 years ago and spent 8 long months in rehab learning to walk upright again...I am for the most part pain free regardless of what I was told it would be like...I still have back problems but have tried to not let it dictate what I can and can't do. I have recently been diagnosed with osteoarthritis and am learning how to deal with it.

I also was anorexic in my teens and early adulthood. Learning to eat properly has been hard and it has affected my ability to lose weight...I have to admit that even a short time ago I would go 5 days wihout eating just to fit into something...I have made HUGE strides in making sure I get my 1200-1500 calories a day. I know NOT to go under calories and I am fighting two battles as I go...the one that wants to get rid of my weight and the other that needs to have control over how...It feels good to know that I am losing weight properly...even if it is slow by many people's standards. I try not to let it get me down but instead look at how far I have come...as of today I am 15 pounds lighter than I started but it has been lost the RIGHT way...with healthy food, proper portions and excercise.

Just remember...if you say you CAN'T do it, you WILL fail...stay positive, ignore the nay sayers and stay focused...remember losing weight is more than dieting...it's a LIFESTYLE CHANGE! We will get there, together!


January 2013 Am officially off all meds from my hospital stint from over Christmas 2010 until early January 2011. The only thing that may stop me now is my lungs...brain seems to be functioning at nearly normal and my doctor has stated that excersise may be the final step in being "normal" again. Yay! So excited but will be taking it slow to keep track of my health as I go but staying focused so that there is weight loss again. Thanks to the meds I am higher than I have ever been...but I have never shirked away from a challenge and I don't plan on stopping now.

Member Since: 1/21/2008

Fitness Minutes: 4,118

My Goals:
Need to start drinking 8 glasses of water again.

Learning all I can about nutrition and excersise.

Getting on a treadmill without assistance from an inhaler or a mask.

Next goal is being able to run 5K.

My Program:
Starting slow....first step is learning what I am eating and how to track calories without a calculator.

Am doing light cardio.

Personal Information:
I'm 41 and 5'3".

Other Information:
I am love to read and even have an online book club. I also love to knit and garden.

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    I’m just cruising around cheering folks through their journey to health!

    “Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year.” ~ Franklin P. Adams

    “Take care of your body with steadfast fidelity. The soul must see through these eyes alone, and if they are dim, the whole world is clouded.” ~ Goethe

    “Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.” ~ Liane Cardes

    Have a healthy week!!!

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    2720 days ago
    How do you ensure that you get the exercise and do all that you do? Congrats on your success.
    2729 days ago
    Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow. ~Mary Anne Radmacher
    2729 days ago
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    Hi emoticon
    I saw a news report some time ago about the safety of those ziploc omelets. The company stated that the chemicals in the plastic can leech out into your food because they are not made to handle heat.
    I always thought it was a good idea too but never had tried it.
    Just an fyi for you. You may be able to find more info at the ziploc peoples website.
    2784 days ago
    Wow, you are an inspiration. I saw you under inspirational stories. Thank you emoticon
    2929 days ago
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