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Well starting over again. I worked really hard this past spring and lost about 20lbs...then bought Halloween candy...well as soon as it is gone...then back to the NO RED MEATS and NO Corn products. Seems those are my triggers along with sugars..so NO holiday baking for me as well this year. Our grown kids are going to be gone or doing something with other family members this year so it will be easier on me to not feel like I have to cook. Our church does Thanksgiving dinner the Sunday before and we are designated to smoke the turkeys and hams so I plan to prepare healthy sides.
So more veggies, fruits and low fat meats and less bread and sugars.

Member Since: 4/23/2008

My Goals:
I mainly want to get down in weight so that I can breathe better and do some of the things I used to do. And to protect the joints and the joint replacements I have

My Program:
I plan to keep my daily calorie intake at about 1300 and up my movement in cardio (dance) to 10minutes per day.
Walking at least 15minutes per day.

Personal Information:
I'm Barb from Arkansas. I am a retired (due to disabilities RA) teacher. I have taught every grade from K-12 and I taught over 25 years. I have a BS in Education and a MEd in reading. I now do alot of embroidery and I love watching birds and taking photos of wild flowers. I love flowers and herbs and cooking. I also love trying new foods and new eating places.

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I love embroidery and wool applique. I do not like winters as I tend to gain more then. I love the outdoors but am motion challenged now.

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  • v MAMALOU1942
    I did 10 minutes with Leslie in front of my TV. It just about killed me because I'm so out of shape. So tomorrow I will do 15 minutes [I hope!]
    My NP said that all my labs are good but I need to watch what I eat...no ice cream or chocolate and get my derriere moving instead of sitting in front of the computer. I certainly will try. I have so much to gain and pounds are not it!
    Enjoy your Thanksgiving day.
    More veggies less starch. That's my plan.
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    1389 days ago
  • v MAMALOU1942
    Saturday was a nothing day for me. I just puttered around the house.
    Sunday was CCD class for my 2nd graders. I love those kids. They're so innocent. So it was CCD @ 10 and children's Mass @ 11. Then coffee and a horrible donut in the church hall.
    My kitten needed attention later on. He's so lovable but a brat at the same time. He's in to everything and needs to be reminded who the boss is.
    I'm staying home to get some odd jobs around the house done and to get some steps in.
    Take care and be kind to yourself.
    1391 days ago
  • v MAMALOU1942
    Did you take a stroll today?
    I did not and just puttered around the house. I haven't hit 1,000 steps yet!
    1393 days ago
  • v MAMALOU1942
    2 miles!! Only because I went grocery shopping and walked up and down the aisles.
    Does that count?

    1394 days ago
  • v MAMALOU1942
    Walking is what I do best. So...let's do it.

    1395 days ago
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