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It looks like a child's playground, but found out it's for adults to exercise on! What a great idea!





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I was one of those people that was 'skinny' most of her life. I could eat anything and not gain an ounce. So, when I hit 30 and the weight started piling on, I didn't know what the heck was going on.

I actually didn't mind the bit of poundage I put on. I had been underweight all my life, so this was fine with me. The problem was when it kept piling on.

The year I turned 40, I said this is ridiculous. Time to lose some weight. I started being more careful about ...
I was one of those people that was 'skinny' most of her life. I could eat anything and not gain an ounce. So, when I hit 30 and the weight started piling on, I didn't know what the heck was going on.

I actually didn't mind the bit of poundage I put on. I had been underweight all my life, so this was fine with me. The problem was when it kept piling on.

The year I turned 40, I said this is ridiculous. Time to lose some weight. I started being more careful about what I ate, exercised a lot more with pleasing results.

I lost 40 pounds and was down to a weight I liked. I managed to keep it off for about 3 years, and the weight started piling on again.

So, back at it I go...more careful with what I was eating, started exercising more, but this time...it's not working. I tried and tried. It took me 6 months to lose 5 pounds!

Somethings not right I think, so I upped the exercise. Mistake! My knees give out on me. Find out I have something called chondromalacia so I have to ease up on the exercise.

I tried other things but my body would rebel and say nope, you're not doing that! Having fibromyalgia makes it difficult to want to exercise. They say exercising is supposed to help it and once I force myself to do it, I know eventually I do start to feel better.

Finally after 18 months of going gungho and having only lost 16 pounds I decided to ask the doctor to do a blood test to check to see if I have a problem with my thyroid.

Blood tests come back and sure enough my thyroid is out of whack. The doctor was impressed that I lost anything!

I did get discouraged towards the end of that 18 months after trying so hard and only losing 16 pounds. So, I stopped trying, I stopped exercising. Guess what happened?
Yup, gained the 16 pounds I lost back, and lots more.

I was on the ww message boards a few years ago, and I remember hearing about Sparkpeople. I didn't pay that much attention and forgot about it till this past January. I'm so glad I remembered.

Sparkpeople has helped me stay on track and I'm so happy I've started losing again!



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Member Since: 1/27/2010

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My Goals:
To feel better about myself..to feel healthier...to have more energy...

My Program:
Exercise at least 3 times a week for at least 30 minutes. Over time, will increase as I start to feel better.

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I live in New Brunswick, Canada. Love where I live.
I have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.

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I love reading, facebook, word games. I know...sounds pretty boring, but hopefully will add new activities as I start to feel better.

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ANNIE2271971
11/3/2010 7:04:35 PM

Ok so it seems the rest was what I needed. I dreaded getting back on the scale after 2 1/2 days off, but I lost the 2 pounds that I had been trying so hard for earlier in the week, but they didn't want to go. Down another pound as of today :) So that leaves 19 to go. YAY!!! Well I say 19 now, but after 14, we'll see if I need to keep going or not. After 9 I'll be where I was last year at this time. Hopefully, no more plateaus now that I know to ballance the exercise and the rest. I guess I can be a bit compulsive. That can be good sometimes, other times not so much! At least it means I don't give up easily.

I hope you're feeling better this week, not working so much, and taking care of yourself. I'll see you in the lounge! :) ((((HUGS))))



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ANNIE2271971
10/29/2010 1:25:49 PM

I thought I would add the sparkpeople meal plans to get some more ideas. The vegetarian option is so horribly bland and boring. Plus about half of the items they list for today are things I'm allergic to :( Oh well, will just have to use that as a jumping off point!



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ANNIE2271971
10/27/2010 11:00:44 PM

:) Keep going sweetheart! You can do it!



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