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It has been over twelve 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.

I have severe arthritis and it is urgent for me to lose weight.

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: 243,895

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

After one hip and two knee replacements, continue with my PT exercises and stay active.

My Program:
- Eat balanced meals, not too restrictive calorie-wise.
- Reduce my carbs.
- 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 Apple watch 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). I play the tenor recorder in a consort.

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    emoticon Sailing into Saturday. LEt's look for something to smile about today. emoticon A smile is the pretties thing we can wear! Have a super day! emoticon Ruthie emoticon
    2 hours ago
    emoticon for reading my "More M&M's blog. and leaving a sweet comment. I've been having more fun with these. I could go all day and not eat, just sitting here and pondering and writing. Gotta share the light you know. emoticon
    Hope you got some good sleep last night. I finally did. No acid reflux.after three nights of it. "I thank thee dear Father" emoticon
    23 hours ago

    Comment edited on: 2/26/2021 12:03:00 PM
    emoticon emoticon It is Friday. Strut your stuff and make it fabulous! It is up to you how your day will be! emoticon emoticon emoticon Ruthie emoticon
    1 day ago
    I do walk vigorously, although not with Nordic poles -- but it's the kick/glide flying effect of XC which makes me so euphoric!!
    1 day ago
    Hope you are doing great today. I am. The Lord has blessed me that my back doesn't hurt like it used to when I walk. I can actually walk at a pretty fast clip around and inside my house for 20 minutes at a time. Praise Jesus! I wanted to be like you, determined and faithful. You are a women after my heart. "Thursday is think thin day in the thick of things and be thankful anyway". That's my motto for the day. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1 day ago
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