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So I'm back!

You'd think that by now this wouldn't be an issue. I've counted calories, done Richard Simmons, done exchanges, etc. etc. etc. for as long as I can remember. The weight came off, but came back.

After some health issues in 2011, I stepped on a scale for the first time in years. At that moment, I weighed 323 lbs. I realized that I had a choice. Continue on my current path, and wind up with diabetes & other health issues, or change direction and get the weight off.

I worked with a registered dietician for a year -- it was a great refresher course for everything I'd ever learned about eating correctly. She also pointed out that I needed to get moving. I had no idea that I'd become so sedentary. "Use your legs or lose them, honey." -- what a wake up call! I also needed to start drinking water.

I Iost 50+ lbs, and, as they say, they (and some friends!) found me again. Stress, life changes, 3 major surgeries in 2017, a sedentary job and 4 years of not paying attention gave me the opportunity to let them catch me. And, as a result, the health issues that I wanted to avoid are HERE.

So here I am, 10 years later -- counting carbs as well as calories and needing to get my tailfeathers moving so that I can live to see my adorable grandchildren graduate college.

The line is drawn in the sand -- time for me to move forward!



Member Since: 6/26/2012

Fitness Minutes: 38,386

My Goals:
My short term goal: get back to basics -- tracking food and being mindful of what I'm eating and exercising gently
My long term goals are to get off of my meds, enjoy my grandchildren, and to keep heart disease at bay.


My Program:
Exercise:
~15- 30 minutes of walking per day

Food:
~Managing my carbohydrate & fat intake
~Aiming for the middle of my calorie range each day, leaving calories "on the table", so to speak.
~Avoiding white sugar & white flour
~Avoiding heavily processed foods
~Switching up the contents of my lunchtime salad so that I'm not bored with it
~Using food as FUEL, not a REWARD!

Water:
~Drinking 8 cups of water per day

Rewards:
~Paying attention to Non-Scale Victories, and finding something to celebrate each day



Personal Information:
I've been married to my DH for over 30 years and we have one child, who is launched & has a family!

I love to read, cook, crochet, and listen to music.

I am active in my church, and love being with my church family & friends.


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  • v MADMANSMAMA87
    emoticon Thanks For Being SUCH a SWEET Friend!! YOU are SPOOKTACULAR, Darling!! emoticon
    2119 days ago
  • v MADMANSMAMA87
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    100 Reasons to Exercise Right NOW!!!


    Because it makes you feel confident
    Because it helps you get stronger
    Because exercise helps combat depression
    Because you'll feel proud of yourself
    Because you have goals you want to reach
    Because you'll feel bad if you don't
    Because you want to move forward, not backward
    Because it burns more calories than not working out
    Because it improves your heart health
    Because you want a great butt
    Because it prevents diabetes
    Because you want to be a good example to your kids
    Because you want to feel good in your clothes
    Because it reduces your risk of cancer
    Because your body was made to move
    Because you want to be an athlete
    Because you want to look better
    Because it lifts your mood
    Because you want to stand taller
    Because it reduces back pain
    Because it feels good
    Because it makes you feel accomplished
    Because you spend most of your day on your butt
    Because swimsuit season is always coming
    Because strong is the new skinny
    Because dieting only works so much
    Because it strengthens your bones, too
    Because it helps you lose weight
    Because it allows you to eat more food
    Because it's the best way to spend "me" time
    Because it helps you de-stress
    Because it's cheaper than therapy
    Because you want a strong core
    Because you want to take care for yourself
    Because you take pride in your body
    Because it strengthens your legs
    Because it helps your clothes fit better
    Because you want to push yourself
    Because you are capable of more than you ever imagined
    Because moving your body feels good
    Because it keeps your mind sharp
    Because it helps you beat belly bloat
    Because it helps you sleep better at night
    Because it gives you energy
    Because you want to stay healthy as you age
    Because you want to look younger
    Because you want toned arms
    Because it improves your balance
    Because it burns off last night's dessert
    Because it boosts your immune system
    Because sweat is sexy
    Because you want to live longer
    Because you want to get better at your game
    Because you want to catch someone's eye
    Because exercisers earn more money
    Because you're more likely to eat better when you exercise
    Because you want to shave time off your running pace
    Because you want to breathe easier
    Because you want to see the scale drop
    Because exercise improves your sex life
    Because you are worth it
    Because being fit makes everything in life better
    Because you promised yourself that you would
    Because you deserve a better life
    Because it'll help you drink more water
    Because you want to do real push-ups
    Because it reduces your health care costs
    Because you'll miss fewer days of work
    Because you want to create a new future for yourself
    Because it'll help you like what you see in the mirror
    Because it makes clothing shopping more fun
    Because you want to look and feel incredible
    Because exercising can be fun
    Because it'll give your skin a glow
    Because it's a good way to spend time with your friends
    Because it'll help you prevent the middle-age spread
    Because it reduces your blood pressure
    Because you don't want to let yourself go
    Because you don't want to squeeze into an airplane or rollercoaster seat
    Because it strengthens your spirit
    Because it's a cheap way to entertain yourself
    Because you'll be able to reward yourself
    Because you need a reason to wear those new workout clothes
    Because you're tired of being tired
    Because not working out is not going to get you very far
    Because it's a great way to spend time outside
    Because you made a commitment to yourself
    Because you're tired of starting over
    Because there will always be another wedding, vacation or reunion
    Because you're not a quitter
    Because it improves your cholesterol
    Because it boosts your metabolism
    Because it prevents age-related muscle loss
    Because if you can do this, you can do anything
    Because a fit body is a healthy body
    Because it beats sitting on the couch
    Because everyone has at least 10 minutes to spare
    Because you want to be stronger than your excuses
    Because not working out isn't working out for you
    Because the only workout you ever regret is the one you skip

    Keep Pushing For Greatness, Darling!!!
    YOU are WORTH it!!!
    Hugs,

    Jes

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    2122 days ago
  • v PHYLISSCR
    Hope your Wednesday is blessed and full of sunshine emoticon ....thou, out here in Callie a little rain would be AWESOME!! emoticon emoticon
    2141 days ago
  • v MADMANSMAMA87
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    I use to hope that you'd bring me flowers;
    Now I PLANT my own!
    - - Rachel Wolchin - -

    Never let your happiness depend on another person, thing or a circumstance.
    Only you can CREATE your HAPPY!!! :) :) :)
    If you expect others to create it for you, you will be endlessly disappointed.
    YOU are responsible for YOU.
    Dare to LIVE the life you DREAM of!! - - You DESERVE to find YOUR happy place!!
    Hugs,

    Jes

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    2142 days ago
  • v MADMANSMAMA87
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    A workout is a personal triumph
    over laziness & procrastination.
    - - UNKNOWN - -

    Get up & WORK it, SHAKE it, ROCK it or MOVE it today, Darling!!
    It's a NEW week full of endless POSSIBILITY!!!
    YOU are WORTH the TIME, the EFFORT & the SACRIFICE!!
    CHOOSE healthy - - CHOOSE life!! :) :) :) :)
    Hugs,

    Jes

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    2150 days ago
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