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It has been over twelve 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: 250,255

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

After one hip and two knee replacements, continue with my PT exercises and stay active.

My Program:
- Eat balanced meals, not too restrictive calorie-wise.
- Reduce my carbs.
- 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 Apple watch 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). I play the tenor recorder in a consort.

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    The pound a Thon is getting ruff
    Your losing team has sent out some bad stuff
    So Rebel Rouser's want you to know
    Eating junk is NOT how we roll
    We are the envy of your LOSING teams eye
    You sent junk food to us and that is why
    We gave it to the local junk yard for their use
    Because we won't be tempted and get a huge caboose
    So accept the fact we are going to WIN
    You will see us continue to get thin
    But don't be sad there is always 2nd place
    Because Rebel Rouser's are going to win this race
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    4268 days ago
    YEY YOU JOINED US!!!! emoticon emoticon WOW! See what a little stalking will do!!! emoticon Now that your an official member I can really pour it on! emoticon

    4268 days ago
    Welcome to the team!! Good luck on your journey!!

    4268 days ago
  • v MINDYJ1
    Hi! Welcome to the Rootin' for Ruby team! You will love this team! emoticon
    4269 days ago
  • v no profile image CHANGE4FREEDOM
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    Welcome to Rootin for Ruby! You will LOVE this Team! We are so happy you joined and please feel free to jump right in! If you enjoy being spoiled on your Birthday or any other special occasion, please stop by the Birthday thread! I heard that you were bombed with junk food by mistake by our lovely Donna the Rebel Rouser! As you have already experienced, this team is a lot of fun! I look forward to getting to know you!


    4269 days ago