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It has been over nine years that I stopped smoking, and decided to work on my excess weight.

I have been very successful with the no smoking part, but not so much with the losing weight... I keep losing, then gaining back. And the cycle starts again.

It is time now to re-evaluate what I am doing wrong. I think I stay on a diet that is too restrictive, and when I allow myself a little "break", this turns into several months of over eating.

Raising a handicapped son all by my myself is stressful, but I tend to use this as an excuse to over eat.

I have severe arthritis and it is urgent for me to lose weight.

So, let's pick up the momentum and see what we can do to get back on track, shall we?

Member Since: 1/18/2009

Fitness Minutes: 190,455

My Goals:
Lose weight s-l-o-w-l-y while continuing to stay smoke-free (N.O.P.E = Not One Puff Ever).

Rewarding myself - all new, starting in 2017-
-10 pounds:
-20 pounds:
-30 pounds:
-40 pounds:
-50 pounds:

My Program:
- Eat balanced meals, not too restrictive calorie-wise.
- Watch my afternoon snacks
- Increase my vegetable and fruit consumption.
- Exercise every day, even if this is only 10 minutes a day. I need to keep moving because of arthritis that is getting worse when I am inactive. My new Fitbit will help with this.

Personal Information:
I am originally from France, but now live in Virginia. We go every year on vacation on Lake Superior (in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan) and we love it there!

Other Information:
I recently joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and it has brought wonderful changes in my life.
I love to read (theology and history books) and I listen to classical music (J.S. Bach is my favorite composer).

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    8 hours ago
    Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blogs, and for the friend add! emoticon Sorry to make you homesick! emoticon We didn't actually make it to a lavender farm, but saw plenty of it. We stayed outside of Cadenet, and took side trips in the mornings to Cucuron, Lauris and Lourmarin.

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    4 days ago
    Termite Mom, Thanks for commiserating. Glenn
    13 days ago
    Hello dear friend! I hope you are doing better today my sweet friend! If I can help in any way...please remember I'm just a spark page away! emoticon I posted pics of the restaurant...soooo pretty!
    14 days ago
    Thanks for the mixed nuts. This is my favorite snack! Sometimes I forget to stop eating them once I start so I have to portion them out.
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