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Hi! I finally reached my goal of 140 lbs. within two years of my all-time highest weight of 217 lbs. on February 29th, 2008. (Sure didn't maintain it for long, though!) Anyway, I regained 48 lbs. of my 77 lb. loss over the following few years & have lost and regained many of those over the next TEN years (or so). I weighed in at 188 lbs. on March 12, 2020. Sure, it was still 29 lbs. less than my all-time high, but--ENOUGH of the "yo-yoing" already! I REALLY plan to make it to a healthy goal this time (& STAY there)! I hereby fully commit to weighing 143 or below (a "healthy weight" within "normal" BMI range at or below 143 lbs. at 5 feet-3.5 inches, BMI 24.9 or below) by New Year's Eve, December 31st, 2020. I dedicate myself to attaining these goals and to enjoy the entire process as much as I can. WELCOME and BEST WISHES!

Member Since: 9/21/2006

My Goals:
I am BACK from my "break" which did me no favors - now it's "Crunch Time"! My short term goal is to weigh 143 or less by New Year's Eve, December 31st, 2020, at which time my BMI should be ~24.9 (Within so-called "normal" range). Let's DO this! :)


My Program:
I am aiming for lower carbs, lower salt, lower sugar, NO alcohol, higher fiber, higher protein and higher nutrients. LOTS of vegetables, limited fruits, up to 1/2 cup legumes, up to 1 cup gluten-free whole grains per day. Minimum 8 glasses of water daily. Limit caffeine equivalent to 3 cups coffee daily. Drink at least 1 cup of green tea per day. No refined/processed wheat or bread; no pastries, sweet baked goods or white potatoes. Phase out artificial sweeteners. Starting...NOW!



Personal Information:
My name is Carole Koudsi and I turned 61 years old on August 18, 2019. I was born in Jacksonville, NC, but grew up in Cambridge, MA. I live in Metro Boston and I work in the financial district of Boston (Downtown Crossing, across from Macy's). I have lived in many states, but have only been outside the USA once (Montreal, Canada). I will share my email with people who would like to keep regular contact and "share the journey". I have been divorced since 1988 and am living with my 15 year old cat, Mimichou. I have one son who lives in the next town over from me who is 36 years old and whose birthday is November 22nd.


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My favorite hobbies are: belly dancing, international folk dancing and singing, karaoke, making jewelry and walking outside (not necessarily in any order). I am also starting to do yoga and hula hooping again, which I enjoy very much. I love all kinds of music. I also enjoy nature (and all that!). Some of my favorite sayings are: "Be Your Own Best Friend"; Don''t Sweat the Small Stuff" and "Get Out of Your Own Way". (My favorite excuse is "It was like that when I got here", but I can't use that for my obesity issue!)




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  • v BOSS_OF_MY_BODY
    ~ emoticon ❤️ Happy Thursday, Carole ~ Blessings, Love & Hugs ❤️ emoticon ~

    Don't go backwards to habits and situations that weren't helping you evolve. You
    have to keep reminding yourself why you even decided to move forward. Stay
    positive about what's to come by being consistent with your new choices. Don't
    give up on your progress.

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    3 days ago
  • v BOSS_OF_MY_BODY
    ~ emoticon ❤️ Happy Sunday, Carole ~ Blessings, Love & Hugs ❤️ emoticon ~

    The only difference between a casual interest and a deep desire is that the
    latter inspires a willingness to endure struggle. ~Brendon Burchard

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    Stay safe, have a great month and Keep On Keeping ON! ♥



    7 days ago
  • v BOSS_OF_MY_BODY

    ~ emoticon ❤️ Happy Monday, Carole ~ Blessings, Love & Hugs ❤️ emoticon ~

    The most effective method of becoming a more successful person is believing in
    yourself not only for who you are now but for who you have the power to become.

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    It's not what you say to everyone that determines your life, it's what you whisper
    to yourself that has the greatest power - marcandangel


    13 days ago
  • v MSMOSTIMPROVED
    emoticon You are gonna knock it out the park when you do your Zoom today!!! Smile and show them how spectacular you are inside and out! emoticon
    Best Wishes!!!!
    20 days ago
  • v BOSS_OF_MY_BODY
    ~~ emoticon ❤️ Happy Sunday, Carole - Blessings, Love & Hugs ❤️ emoticon ~~

    Resilience is very different than being numb. Resilience means you experience,
    you feel, you fail, you hurt. you fall... but, You Keep Going! Yasmin Mogahed .♥

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    21 days ago
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