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I am feeling so good right now! The weight is slowly going down and the motivation is skyrocketing! The exercise is really paying off and I feel so much more flexible and lighter! I feel like I have a whole new life and I can thank myself for finally putting me first. I am worth this new, healthy life and I deserve it!

Member Since: 8/18/2012

Fitness Minutes: 1,875

My Goals:
I would like to get healthy and fit enough to play with my grandkids and stay alive to see them grow up! I am 5ft 7 tall and would like to weigh 175. At this weight I will feel a lot better and hopefully live a more active and healthy life.

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If it's out there, I have tried it! Literally hundreds of different plans and diets. Honestly they all worked at helping me lose weight. I have lost hundreds of pounds over my lifetime, BUT keeping it off is a whole other matter! Every time I lost a large amount of weight on any plan, the minute I stopped it the weight came back and brought it's friends :)
My plan now is no real plan. I have very bad knees from carrying around over 100 extra pounds most of my life so my exercise options are limited (for now). I do a 30 minute chair aerobics and strength training video every morning. As for food, I have always loved healthy food. Lots of fruit and veggies, only whole grains and very little meat. The problem was that I ate WAY TOO MUCH! I now eat about 1/3 of the amount of food daily. I still have the occasional day (no more than 1 time a month) that I allow myself fast food, and sweet goodies ( I love a donut once in awhile!).

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I am a 3rd generation native Californian and so proud of it. I will be 63 this month. I am married and my husband needs to lose weight also but not as much as me. I have 2 wonderful grown sons and 2 beautiful grandchildren. My life is good and I want to continue to enjoy it!

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I love rock and roll, crafts and sewing, travel and love, love love nature! I live very near to the most beautiful redwoods and beaches in the world and want to be healthy enough to continue to enjoy these places.

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