CKOUDSI617
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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 141 lbs. at 5 feet-3.5 inches, BMI 24.8) by the first day of Summer, 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 141 or less by the first day of Summer, 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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  • v BEVIEG41
    Carole, I too am from MA from Lawrence/Methuen area. Love Boston and miss it, especially the food. Of course. LOL Glad you have opted to join our team, the journey to losing weight is not always easy. But I do have a longer road to travel, but we can do it together. Bev emoticon
    1157 days ago
  • v REBECCAMA
    Hi... yeah, no rest for me this month! It's a very busy time of year! Thanks for thinking of me though. Way to go on the weight loss too!
    1165 days ago
  • v DREAMBIG59
    So glad you have joined our LATI team! You can do this and we are here for you!
    1172 days ago
  • v LESLIESENIOR
    Welcome to the LATI team, Carole. Join us on the team chat and enjoy the support and encouragement the team has to offer. I am glad that you have joined us in our journey to be healthy, happy, and free.
    1172 days ago
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