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Hi! I was able to attain a weight of 140 lbs. within two years after my all-time highest weight of 217 lbs. on February 29th, 2008. (Sure didn't maintain it for long, though!) Anyway, I regained about 43 lbs. over the following few years and have lost and regained many of those over the next TEN years. I weighed in at 184.0 lbs. on June 1, 2019. ENOUGH of the "yo-yoing" already! I REALLY plan to make it this time (and STAY there)! I hereby fully commit to weighing 169 lbs. or below by my 61st birthday, (August 18, 2019) and achieving a healthy weight within "normal" BMI range (at or below 143 lbs. at 5 feet 3.5 inches, BMI 24.9) by January 1, 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 - I gained ANOTHER 6 lbs.! My short term goal is to weigh 169 or less by August 18th, 2019 (61st birthday!) and 143 or less by January 1, 2020, at which time my BMI would be ~24.9 (Just at the top of "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.



Personal Information:
My name is Carole Koudsi and I turned 60 on August 18, 2018. 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 13 year old cat, Mimichou. I have one son who lives in the same city as me and who turned 35 on Thanksgiving, 11/22/18. I live and work in the Boston, MA area.


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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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