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Journey to thin- the Poundage Plan

My weight has been a lifelong battle: Diet/lose/gain. Diet/lose/gain. At 55, it was high time I put that cycle behind me. My arthritis was so bad in my knees, I had a hard time going up and down stairs. This had to STOP!

My youngest birth kid, Meg, got a free month membership at the local "Y" and convinced me to join with her. OK, no dieting, but I could use the exercise for my poor knee.

Imagine my surprise to find that I could play racquetball and with a little ...
My weight has been a lifelong battle: Diet/lose/gain. Diet/lose/gain. At 55, it was high time I put that cycle behind me. My arthritis was so bad in my knees, I had a hard time going up and down stairs. This had to STOP!

My youngest birth kid, Meg, got a free month membership at the local "Y" and convinced me to join with her. OK, no dieting, but I could use the exercise for my poor knee.

Imagine my surprise to find that I could play racquetball and with a little modification, take classes. I am using the cardio room every day and the weight room every other day.

The bonus? My diet evolved into a healthier diet! I no longer want junk. After only 1 week and a loss of about 5-6 pounds (not focusing on the scale!) my pain decreased.

After less than 10 months, I hit my 'goal' of being healthier, fitter and weighing 116# less than when I started. At just under 1 year, I hit my final adjusted goal with a weight loss of 135# on July 23,1957.

I now embark on a journey of a new me; a journey that I have never before taken. A journey of maintenance. I am confident that the same tools that I used to lose this weight will help me learn to maintain that weightloss.

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Member Since: 8/4/2012

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My Goals:
Maintenance of a 138# weightloss.

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Exercise, Eat, track, repeat!

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Married mom to 2 wonderful daughters. Gramma to 4 lovely grandchildren. Daughter to the best parents on the earth. Granddaughter to my beautifully healthy 103 year old grandmother who is a 8 year breast cancer survivor.

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SPARKASAURUS
8/27/2014 11:31:57 PM

Ho made is definitely best emoticon silly lady. How are you?



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COMPCHIC52
8/26/2014 2:05:44 AM

congrats on your weight loss you look amazing! emoticon I am scared that once I get my weight off my knees will be done for . I can`t walk up stairs without them hurting. sides of my legs hurt as well. price paid I guess.



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GRIZ1GIRL
8/24/2014 1:58:55 PM

Congrats on reaching your goal weight and than some! You look fantastic, your posts tell me you are fit & healthy, and enjoying your best life! Good for you...thanks for the inspiration!



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BOOKLADY36S
8/23/2014 11:41:48 AM

Thank you!

Congrats on your weight loss!



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WEARINGTHIN
8/19/2014 4:23:23 PM

Have you ever told your story in a blog? How you used fitness, but not what you were eating, as your primary incentive and tool? If so, I'd like to read that blog. Otherwise, how did it work? I saw you said you ate healtiER, but was it really primarily fitness? Was it hard starting out? I see you did go to the gym almost every day of the week. I would like to hear how you do it. Especially where you started, and what you worked up to. Glenn



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