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My daughter Audrey and her niece (my Granddaughter) Lili 8 years ago. I need to post new pictures.

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I'm a Biblical Christian, I came to know Christ as my Savior about 40 years ago. I'm married, have two grown children, two grandchildren and one step-grandchild. I'm a retired RN and glad to be retired.
I weighed 333 lbs 25 years ago, I've taken off 158 lbs over the years, with a lot of periods where I didn't lose, or some where I'd gain 10 or 20, then get back on track. I think I'm ready to take off more with the Lords help and His strength. The Lord is good...I'm so very weak, but with His strength I can get more weight off. I'm sort of aiming at 165 (that's so I'll weigh less than my husband, I've always weighed more than him, he's never had a weight problem).

Member Since: 9/16/2006

Fitness Minutes: 11,078

My Goals:
Control binge eating . I actually have ALMOST conquered that, only an occasional episode now.

Short term Goal weight :165
Eventual goal: 160

Goal for sodium intake: 1500mg/day
Goal for calories : 1800-2000/day

My Program:
I cook from scratch most of the time, eat whole grain bread and cereals and try to stay away from simple sugars.
Daily sodium limit about 1500 .
Today (Aug. 29, 2019)I'm back to using the nutrition tracker. I was just doing portion control most of this year, So it's back to counting everything. I'm trying to keep the carbs on the lower side of what they recommend.

Personal Information:
I've lived in Mass. since I got married, that was 52 years ago. I was born in Pa.

I was 333lbs at my top weight, went down to 220 over a period of years, using the Weight Watchers format, for the most part, and when I retired I started to workout at the Y and do water aerobics. After some medical issues I went back up to 240. I got back on track and am now 175. I thank the Lord for giving me yet another chance at healthy living! I want to lose 10-15 lbs by Dec. 31 I should be able to do that.
The Lord will give me the strength to do it if I keep praying and listening for His direction.

Other Information:
I'm a Christian, active in the local Baptist church, sang in the choir for many years. I resigned several years ago when I had a shoulder replacement and couldn't hold the book, and developed new back problems that interfere with my ability to stand long enough to get through the arrangements.

I'm a retired nurse.

I'm mother of two adult children, and have two grandchildren and one step grandchild.

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    Thank you for the goodie!!
    1924 days ago
    Thank you so much for the goodie and the sweet word from the Lord. I appreciate them both. Continue strong in this journey, as I'm just beginning today.....I plan with God's help to be a different person inside, and out, by 2014. God bless you!

    Didn't see until I went back that you had commented as well emoticon Thank you for sharing the recipe with me. I'm always trying to be more conscience of what amount of sodium I intake....I'm not always successful and should be more careful than I am. This will change way or the other! emoticon emoticon emoticon

    I made you a friend...hope you don't mind. I need all the wonderful encouragement I can get emoticon
    2910 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/28/2013 5:21:28 PM
    Sending you New Year's wishes for a good year ahead.

    2937 days ago
  • v 2BFITKAT
    You might try one of the Leslie Sansone's DVD...I do her "Four Fast Miles" in my den and it really helps...It takes 50 minutes and is aerobic enough to to make you sweat like a dog! All of her "Walk off the pounds" DVD's are great. With the Texas heat going for a walk outdoors is just too brutal most days.
    3028 days ago
  • v DEBBIE1031
    Hey, I've been AWOL and just noticed you had commented a while back on my page. You are welcome.
    3050 days ago
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