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Me and my grandson at his 1st birthday party (I weigh 165 pounds!)

Me & my daughter, Tamara, at a friend's wedding 7-26-08

At the National Commander's Dinner 4-17-09....107.5 pounds gone!


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I am a 52 year old grandmother of the most beautiful (I know... they all say that) little boy and baby girl given to me by my favorite daughter (ok, she's my only child). I work full time as a House Manager in a community home for the developmentally disabled.

JUNE 23, 2015: Well, again I am trying. Don't know why it is so hard. Went to my doctor on the 16th to find that I had gained 102 pounds in the past 6 years, have high blood pressure, high cholesterol and am pre-diabetic. Came home on medication and disgusted with myself. Difference this time is I started charting my food the next day and have stuck with it this past week. Yesterday, I started exercising again. I am more motivated to stay on track this time and am hopeful that I will beat this demon and get back to being healthy and feeling better.

JANUARY 3, 2015 and I have done nothing that I need to do where my health and weight are concerned. I know what I must do but it is easier said than done. I find I am talking the talk but not walking the walk, so to speak. Actually, pretty disappointed with myself at this point....

I AM BACK! It is June 9, 2013 and so many things have changed in my life. I unfortunately got too far away from what I needed to do and have gained almost all of the weight that I lost back. So I have returned to what I know works and will once again follow the right path to success. This time, I have a different frame of mind and believe that I will conquer this demon. I was married on April 27, 2013 to a fantastic man who, even though he loves me as I am, understands and supports me in whatever I endeavor to do....this included. I am healthy (other than the weight) and able to get back on track. I found a Curves near to my new home and will join it as soon as I get back from my honeymoon at the end of this month (not an excuse.....just the right time for me to do it and stick with it). I am excited once again and it has been a LONG time! UPDATE: December 24, 2013 - I did join the Curves in July but have not gone. Right after joining, my mother was diagnosed with Stage 3 Colo-Rectal Cancer and I have been running full steam with that. She recently had surgery after round 1 with radiation/chemo and will start round 2 of chemo in January 2014....hopefully, I will be able to get going on myself at the same time. I did start tracking my food today....STEP 1!

So tired of being FAT. So tired of hating what I see in the mirror. Just plain TIRED! Gonna change that right now!

Some stuff to ponder:

Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

A sharp tongue can cut your own throat.

If you want your dreams to come true, you mustn't oversleep.

Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.

The best vitamin for making friends..... B1!

The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.

The heaviest thing you can carry is a grudge.

One thing you can give and still your word.

You lie the loudest when you lie to yourself.

If you lack the courage to start, you have already finished.

One thing you can't recycle is wasted time.

Ideas won't work unless 'you' do.

Your mind is like a functions only when open.

The 10 commandments are not a multiple choice.

The pursuit of happiness is the chase of a lifetime! It is never too late to become what you might have been.

Life is too short to wake up with regrets, so love the people who treat you right. Forget about the one's who don't.

Believe everything happens for a reason.

If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it.

Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.

Friends are like balloons; once you let them go, you might not get them back. Sometimes we get so busy with our own lives and problems that we may not even notice that we've let them fly away. Sometimes we are so caught up in who's right and who's wrong that we forget what's right and wrong. Sometimes we just don't realize what real friendship means until it is too late. Don't let it happen.

And finally, Confucius say...It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you don't stop.

Member Since: 1/19/2008

Fitness Minutes: 22,432

My Goals:
I started trying to lose weight at the end of May 2007. My motivation to do so was because my fasting blood sugar was high (and I don't have diabetes). My goal was to lose 100 pounds and I weighed 260 pounds at that time.

Maintenance Goal: Tone up the jiggly stuff!

My Program:
My plan is as follows:

I watch EVERYTHING that goes into my mouth. Even though I don't follow the meal plans here, I do log in everything on my Nutrition Tracker.

I exercise at least 3 times a week. I use my Recumbent Bicycle and WiiFit game. I log everything into the Fitness Tracker.

I carry my day's food with me to work.

I drink at least 8 cups of water a day.

I eat at least 8 servings of fruit and vegetables a day.

I tell myself that I AM WORTH IT!

Personal Information:
I live in New York State.

I am a veteran of the US Army (1980-1984).

I am an Officer at the Post the American Legion and am a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. This has been my life's passion for the past 25 years (other than my daughter and family).

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I believe that no matter what, we need to support our troops in their mission, even if we don't agree with it. They need to know that they have our love and support.

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  • v OAXACA1
    Barb, no sneaking away this time around...come back to matter how things have been going we are here, waiting to hear from you.....sending hugs and good wishes....
    645 days ago
  • v VMOUL2002
    I saw your comment for today. Way to go! Keep up the good work, you will get the weight off againšŸ» emoticon
    675 days ago
    emoticon Have an awesome November!!! Remember, you can do it and you are so worth it!!! emoticon
    1639 days ago
  • v MAXI1231
    you look great you look like sisters well done i have just retunred to this site hopefully i will stick to it i work with learning disability and work silly hours and find it difficult as i am dealing with emotions all the time as their behaviour changes all the time so does mine
    1744 days ago
  • v MARYS1928
    I am older than you but your story sounds a lot like mine....especially the exercise component being a challenge. I am beginning again and found your success story encouraging! Thanks! emoticon
    1775 days ago
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