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Nine years ago, at the age of 45, I weighed over 250 pound, the end result of a lifetime of struggling and failing with dieting. But that winter I went through a tough time and because of stress I lost 20 pounds in six months. Huh? How did that happen?
Once I realized it WAS possible, I kept going and finally two years later was down 75 pounds.
I kept this weight off for 7 years without any real effort at all. But then, menopause hit..a few pounds crept up, then a few more..and by this winter I was up 20 pounds...the big 200 mark was almost upon me. Ack! DESPERATE once again. I could NOT get started. I was feeling more than discouraged, scared and out of control.
Finally a moment of reckoning. Yea, it's hard to start. Yea, its no fun to feel hungry. Yea, I've got stress in my life. Yea, it's not fair I can only eat about half of what I seem to want.
However, whenever has life been fair to anyone? Since when is doing something worthwhile and important easy?
So now I've managed to get started again. I'm feeling a fragile sense of hope...
We'll see. After all, I know how to do this...

Member Since: 1/3/2009

My Goals:
1 Be patient with slow weight loss. Be strong enough to wait through days of being "perfect" before seeing a small reduction.

1.5 Remember that the only thing I truly control is what I eat and how much I exercise. I don't have control over weight loss.

2. Accept hunger in my life. Make hunger my friend. Hunger is not a tragedy.

3. Significantly increase my activity level. This is a very hard goal for me.

4. Take a physical time out to relax my body and mind when I feel the compulsive need to eat.

My Program:
1. Plan my basic food intake in the am. Keep a list of great meals and snacks available for me to choose from.

2. Put food out of my consciousness as much as possible. Mentally turn away from thoughts and desires in this direction.

3. Have a stack of books to use as a distraction for compulsive eating in the evenings

4. Learn more about exercising, learn about strength training, work towards a higher heart rate during cardio.

5. Maybe lurk through the message boards till I find people I relate to and then make friends.

8. Eat in a variable range of calories--around 900 to 1500. When I haven't lost for awhile cut back, when I start to feel too worn down eat a little more.

9. Be consistent in the day to day. If there is a special occasion eat the special food, just don't have too many of those days.

Personal Information:
I'm coming up on my 25th wedding anniversary! Wow, and I still adore my husband, how incredible is that?

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Favorite quote:

Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein

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  • v KOUCNA
    Just wanted to say hello ~ Let's chat soon Koucna
    2235 days ago
    Thanks for the add :-)
    I love your spark name - it made me smile. I hope all is going well with you?! Stop by my page any time :-)
    Pink, x
    2555 days ago
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    Welcome to Wii Fit Plus!!!! We are so glad to have you on our team!!!! Be sure to check out the challenges and postings. Feel free to ask any questions or post any accomplishments that you want to share with the team. We are a very supportive team with very caring people. Please introduce yourself to the team and get ready to Wii!!!! We can lose the weight and get healthy together!!!!

    2586 days ago
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    2604 days ago
  • v NILA99_00
    Congrats on your weightloss.
    2803 days ago
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