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Hi, I live in the Roanoke, VA area, but originally hail from Rhode Island. I am hoping to learn much about a more healthy lifestyle on this site. I am already so encouraged by the weight loss of others. I want to lose at least 20 pounds by my 20th wedding anniversary on Sept 3 this year. I am a mom and stepmom of 5 children, and grandmother to 3 boys and a new babygirl. So, I want to be fit to run around with them.

Well, I had some down time..but I did reach my 20 pound goal in time for my 20 anniversary. Now it is onward bound to goal. I am going to do 5 pounds at a time.

Now I am heading for my birthday on February 20th..goal is to have lost 5 more big ones by then. I have just found a way to drink more water, since that has always been a big problem for me. I start with a glass of water when I pop out of bed in the morning. At least it has worked all week, we will see.

Well, I am back after 6 yrs of not writing a thing. And, it is almost time for my 26 yr wedding anniversary :-) And, I might add that I have an additional 1 pound off. I have never met my goals in all of these no journaling years. But, I am still working on losing another 13 lbs to make goal. And, I am exercising more on a daily basis then before. I have since retired, so no excuse for not taking care of my healthy lifestyle.

Well, here I am again 12/2014 I am down about 26 lbs. Still aiming to lose another 8 lbs. I am doing Jane Fonda, which I really like her videos, treadmill and of course there is always natural exercise, like housecleaning and shopping. I am still on this journey of healthy eating and fitness. I am so inspired by a lot of the spark people and others I have met. I continue with the saying that even losing .2 lbs will get me closer to my goal weight.

It is 1/2015 and I am still hanging in there with my healthy and fit goals. This month I went back to eating more whole foods and less processed, packaged food and snacks. Also, I am doing a variety of WATP and Fonda videos on Youtube. I have added a high intensity regimen to it as well. Will still use my treadmill on some days while it is still cold outside here. I am hoping to meet my weight loss goal by my birthday in February 2015.

Well, it is the day after my birthday in 2015, and I did not meet my goal weight. In fact, I am up a few pounds, having gone away to help my daughter out. As a result we did eat out quite a bit. It took a few days of getting back on track. I am slowly getting back to tracking, exercise and water consumption. I am not setting any goals right now. But, I do hope to get it finally off. I am going to tweak a few things, like eating power foods, more activity throughout the day and continuing to make better choices.

It is April 2015. and I have actually made my goal weight on my home scale. YEAH! But, unfortunately, I am doing WW and their scale does not reflect my goal weight yet. I will keep pushing through there. I think I will need to lose about 2 more pounds to make my goal weight there. I will give it another few weeks.

Well, I did it. I weighed in on October 8 ,2015 and met goal weight at Weight Watchers. I learned that I am actually a returning lifetime member and do not have to continue on the maintenance plan because of that status. Yeah! I just need to stay within 2lbs when I weigh in again. I have learned a lot about myself on this journey. I hope to keep up the good habits that I have developed.

Well, it is 11/2015, and I weighed in for my first LT status. I am down .6lb. I am still on SFT and loving it.

It is 4/16/17, and I have maintained my goal weight or a little under since reaching it on 10/08/15. Wow! such a great accomplishment for me. I don't think I ever maintained the first time that I reached goal in the mid 1990's. But, I didn't continue with monitoring my weight and fitness then. Too much going on in my adult life I guess. Now that I have been retired for almost 3 yrs, I can see that it is important to take care of myself for a healthier future.


Member Since: 5/13/2008

My Goals:
**Eat more power foods P/F/F

**Make better food choices

All should result in weight loss.




My Program:
**More activity throughout the day..in between movies, tv shows, computer time.-

**Use stretchy bands for resistance exercises.

All should result in weight loss.



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  • v BEMUSED2
    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your comments. You have done *fantastic*. You're also a great example of how this journey only works if we change our lifestyle. Congratulations on reaching your goal, and good luck with the rest of this long journey of good health!
    1672 days ago
  • v TRYHARDER2014
    Thank you for the comment on my blog. I live in Greenbrier County, WV. Roanoke is the closes city for good shopping choices.
    1709 days ago
  • v WALKIN4JEANIE
    Thanks for visiting my page! Good luck with your WATP!
    1725 days ago
  • v JANE1216
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    WELCOME to the Weight Watcher Team!!! So glad you've joined us and looking forward to sharing our weight loss journey together!

    Jane
    WW Team Leader

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    1737 days ago
  • v 2MUCHSUNSHINE
    Hi! emoticon for the comment. I do realize age is only a number. I think when I get back in shape I might think differently. :-) I actually do a pretty good job saving my knees. I have an elliptical and stationary bike. It kinda stinks not having cartilage, though. I have learned to deal with it. I know there are a lot of people who have it worse than I do.
    1742 days ago
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