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I'm mother to two boys 10 years apart (youngest turned 18 in 2012). I've always struggled with my weight, and I am determined to get it under control!

In December 2007 I started a medically supervised Very Low Calorie weight loss program. It worked very well, but after losing 50 lbs in just over a year I let life get in the way and gained it all back. Two big things I am keeping from that experience are (1) I can be persistent enough to get this weight off! and (2) after having my body-fat percentage measured I learned I had set my goal weight far too low - I have 138 lbs of lean body mass (Apparently there's a lot of muscle and some pretty dense bone under the fat!) so I shouldn't go as low as the charts say. I'm adjusting my goal to 165, and WILL get there and STAY THERE!

Member Since: 10/27/2006

Fitness Minutes: 3,233

My Goals:
OK, so I reversed all the progress I made in 2008. Here we go again:

First target - down to 205 by my Dr appointment 11/15/2010

OK, blew that one AGES ago, restarting in February 2013. Weighed 243 a few days before my doctor's appointment, going back in four months. Aiming for 205 (an ambitious 2 pounds per week) by the next appointment.

My Program:
Low calorie, high protein:

Calories 1,000 to 1,500/day
Protein, fat, and carbs about evenly distributed (1/3 of each day's calories from each)

Carbs mainly from veggies
a little fruit is OK
MINIMIZE bread, pasta, cake etc.

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I'm in Northeastern Massachusetts, in the "Greater Lowell" area. Separated since 2004 and working, I like to go places with friends and live an active lifestyle.

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In late 2009 I decided it was time to start dating again! It sure is fun getting out there again, but eating healthy can be a challenge on a date. Salad entrees are great but not always appropriate, and eating only half the meal sometimes doesn't go over too well...

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