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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 43 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 182 lbs. on October 14, 2019. 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 142 or below (a "healthy weight" within "normal" BMI range at or below 142 lbs. at 5 feet-3.5 inches, BMI 24.8) by the first day of June, 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 142 or less by June 1st, 2020, at which time my BMI would be ~24.8 (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 14 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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    emoticon ~Good Morning Spark Friend~ TGIF ~

    ~Wishing you a FUNtastic Friday ~WooHoo~ Its almost the Weekend~
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ BLESSings ~ ALLways~ Deby ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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  • v IMUSTLOSEIT1
    Stay safe. Just hot and humid here.
    109 days ago
  • v EAGLEMOM3
    Good day. I totally relate to you. I am going to push the reset button today. I was 235, and lost down to 165. It is so hard to maintain. Gain weight up to 191. Want to go back to 165. Great job getting back to your commitment. You have inspired me to get back to my plan.
    109 days ago
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    emoticon ~~~~~Waving Hello~~~~~Wishing You a FRIENDly FUNtastic Friday~~~~~
    ~ & ~ a WONDERfilled EASTER Weekend ~ Filled with Many Many BLESSings ~


    ~May we all Find this EASTER Weekend Holiday, Filled with an Abundance of~
    ~ LOVE Surrounded by our Family & Friends ~ BLESSings ALLways ~ Deby ~

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