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I've been here at SP since June 10, 2006. It took me 6 months to lose 10 pounds. I'm now down 20 lbs...I'm turtling you might say. I try to be patient although it isn't in my nature. I have about 20 more lbs to go but plan on losing them slowly so this way of living and eating will be with me forever and not just as a "diet" to lose weight.
I'm a painter/artist professionally. Fatigue from RA is keeping me down some energy wise( I'm currently in remission). I'll have to take it slowly losing some weight first and then back to the gym. I haven't been doing the exercise as I should and that is slowing me down. That can be another goal for 2008...more time being active no matter what kind. ...even 10 minutes here and there.

I started at 190 #......couldn't believe I would EVER be this weight. I got married 45 years ago and only weighed 118 at 5'8".

If anyone is interested in what I do with my art, just check my website at

OOPS... I've been gone and now I gained all the weight back. I'm trying to make a fresh start.

Member Since: 6/10/2006

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My Goals:
I listed my weight at 190 and just couldn't believe I've ever gotten this much weight on. And I set a goal of 155 although 10 years ago I only weighed 135. Now that I have this weight I found out I have Rheumatoid Arthritis. I'm off meds now but I am so TIRED all the time. I can't seem to get the energy and the will power to exercise.
2009..Now, I've found out I am hypothyroid, corrected with synthroid.

I know quite a bit about nutrition but serving sizes have really gotten out of hand. I'm hungry all the time. I'm tracking my calories, sodium, fiber, etc.

My Program:
I'm using the food tracker, and joined a couple of groups.

First I'm measuring food as my idea of a serving is way out of whack.

I'm drinking a lot more water.

Personal Information:
I live in rural northeastern Texas. I'm a professional visual artist , wife, mother of three, three grandchildren. I am 64.

Other Information:
After family, almost all my time is spent thinking about and making art (paintings).

I enjoy travel and made my first trip to Europe in 2000. Now my husband of 45 years calls me a "jet-setter" since I go for a month at a time every few years.

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    Welcome back!
    2864 days ago
    How wonderful to spend a month in Europe each year! Do you stay in one place all that time or tour around. I would love to rent a place in Tuscany for about a month, and really get to know the area.

    Stick in there with your weight -- you look great just as you are, but I know the weight loss will help with the RA.
    2869 days ago
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    Neat page!
    3050 days ago
  • v JOEGIRL6113
    Thanks for adding me as a friend. I hope we can continue to stay in touch. Rosy
    3105 days ago
  • v CHERMC
    Thanks for the welcomes everyone. Having just moved and doing a lot of renovation out here, I'm not participating as I should. SO far it hasn't seemed to affect my weight but I know I need to get back on the healthy eating regime again or it will.
    3282 days ago
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