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At my last annual check-up, I told my doctor that I would like to lose 25-30 pounds. He was quite frank with me and said that at 46, now is the time to get to the weight where I want to be for the rest of my life. The closer I get to menopause, the harder it will be to lose even 1-2 pounds.

My name is Lorrie and I want to get motivated and stay motivated. I want to get to a healthy weight and feel good. I want to get rid of these aches and pains that I�m sure would not be ...
At my last annual check-up, I told my doctor that I would like to lose 25-30 pounds. He was quite frank with me and said that at 46, now is the time to get to the weight where I want to be for the rest of my life. The closer I get to menopause, the harder it will be to lose even 1-2 pounds.

My name is Lorrie and I want to get motivated and stay motivated. I want to get to a healthy weight and feel good. I want to get rid of these aches and pains that I�m sure would not be there if I were in better physical shape.

I find it hard to both eat healthy and exercise at the same time. I�ve read enough to know that they both go together to get the best benefits, but I usually make time for one and not the other. I have trouble staying motivated after I lose 5-10 pounds.

I have been a Spark member since September of 2012, but really only used it to get new recipes. This time I am making the choice to work harder at eating healthier and getting a minimum of 30 minutes of cardio 3 times a week. I don�t want to set myself up for failure right before the holidays so I�m going to ease myself into it. I won�t get upset with myself if I go a little over the next few weeks, but after the holidays, it is game on! I�ve read so many success stories. If they can do it, it can be done. I want that for myself.
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Member Since: 9/8/2012

SparkPoints: 3,072

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My Goals:
Goal weight: 145lbs
Get healthier, feel better and look better.


My Program:
Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.
Alternate cardio on the Treadclimber with strength training.
Count my calories.

Personal Information:
I am 47 and live in West Virginia. Married for 28 years with 2 grown kids.
I have a Yorkie named Max and a black cat named Blackberry.

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My husband and I have a Forest River 5th wheel and enjoy camping as often as possible. We are members of FROG (Forest River Owners Group). I'm counting down to spring.
I also like to read and travel. I love many kinds of music and sing in my church choir.

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RONIE11
3/29/2015 12:54:31 PM

thanks for adding me to your friends list.. We can motivate each other.. The best diet aid there around is WATER!! Drink 20 oz first thing in the morning and you will see the weight drop off... drink 80 oz a day and you will feel great!!!!!



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KALOETTE
3/27/2015 5:34:14 PM

I am 58 and past menopause but have a different view from your Dr. I started Sparks people 3 weeks ago and by logging all my nutrition and exercise I have lost 7 pounds already. I'm sure your Dr just wanted you to go with the current motivation but please don't get sucked into thinking it can't be accomplished later as well. Have faith---you are being smart doing it now!!



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DCARROLL54
3/26/2015 1:49:26 PM

Thanks for reminding me! I need to do this too!. Need to get started and get serious. May both of us get healthy and strong this year.



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LDYSABELLA
3/26/2015 11:42:15 AM

Congratulations on being an inspirational blog post. I agree that writing down your goals and reasons for losing is great. Love my goal board.



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BOROFITGIRL
3/26/2015 8:46:51 AM

Congratulations on your featured blog post!!!! I added you as a friend. Looking forward to hearing more about your plan!! emoticon



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