BARBARADELFA   31,010
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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 51 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 and most of my free time goes to the American Legion.

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 ...
I am a 51 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 and most of my free time goes to the American Legion.

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!

MY ORIGINAL ENTRY ON JANUARY 19, 2008:
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 keep...is 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 parachute...it 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.
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Member Since: 1/19/2008

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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 go to Curves at least 3 times a week. I joined the New YOU Bootcamp & Contest. I use my WiiFit game. I log everything into the Fitness Tracker.

I carry my day's food with me to work (or babysitting or visiting my family).

I drink at least 8 cups of water a day.

I eat at least 6 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, County and District Level of the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary. This has been my life's passion for the past 19 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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LOVESLIFE48
11/2/2012 5:13:09 PM

emoticon Have an awesome November!!! Remember, you can do it and you are so worth it!!! emoticon



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MAXI1231
7/20/2012 7:16:20 AM

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



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MARYS1928
6/19/2012 11:53:33 AM

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



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LISAPT3
6/15/2012 10:32:36 AM

Looking for inspiration from someone closer to my age. emoticon Came across your page and was encouraged by your words. It is difficult the older you get to feel inspired every day. Thank you. And well done! emoticon

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SEATTLE58
5/23/2012 11:54:50 AM

I needed help with getting motivated so I clicked on Success Stories and saw yours and clicked on it because I thought you would be somewhat around my age for a good comparison. Well, I'm about 8 years older but that's ok because I can see myself in you with having so much weight to lose and I feel so encouraged by all you've done! WooHoo! I'm so proud of you! I hope it's ok to add you as my friend because I can use your guidance!! What a feat well done! emoticon emoticon



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