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I have decided that THIS IS IT! The last time that I intend to start over on this weight loss journey. I am so tired of feeling tired all the time, tired of the knee and back pain. I have been a yo-yo dieter for the past 25 years and now I realize that that has been my problem. I have been looking at this as a diet rather than a lifestyle change. So, today is the start of a new, healthier life!

Since I wrote the above statements in 2016, I have had some successes and some failures. I have lost 30 pounds since that time but I have been stuck for the past 2 years - losing a few pounds and then regaining them. In September and November 2018, I had both knee replacements done. This is the first time in about 10 years that I have little or no knee pain when I walk. This year I am committing myself to a healthier lifestyle to lose weight and preserve my new knee function.

Member Since: 5/6/2009

Fitness Minutes: 6,426

My Goals:
Lose 105 lbs.
Increase exercise to preserve knee function.
Decrease the number of medications I take daily.
BP down to normal range.
Lower cholesterol to normal range.

My Program:
Follow Weight Watchers Freestyle Program.
Walk 30 minutes a day 5 days a week (on treadmill or WATP dvds)
Strength training 3 days a week.
Weekly WW meeting and weigh-in.

Personal Information:
My name is Diana and I live in Houston,TX.

Other Information:
I enjoy reading almost anything but especially mysteries and romantic suspense. Favorite TV shows: NCIS, Criminal Minds, NCIS New Orleans, I am an RN and was an Army nurse for 7 yrs.

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  • v DNJOYS
    I've been away and very, very behind on Sparking. Even though it's late, I want to wish you a Happy emoticon emoticon Day! Some seasons are more challenging than others. We only fail when we walk away and give up.
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    10 days ago
    Happy spotlight day! Sorry it's a little late. I also love to read, but can barely find the time. I hope you keep with your consistency and determination and lose those pesky extra pounds. Good luck!
    20 days ago
    I hope you have had a great day in the emoticon spotlight. I also like reading, especially mysteries, and have several books on my kindle. I enjoy singing in the church and enjoy many of the same TV shows such as NCIS, and Criminal Minds. Wishing you lots of success in the 5% Challenge.
    21 days ago
  • v PAGE2015
    It's your special day! emoticon emoticon
    How do you like the new WW program? I have seen the advertisements and it sounds interesting. I can't afford it but happy that so many are enjoying it.
    Take care and enjoy your weekend.
    21 days ago
    Hope you enjoy your time in the spot emoticon . I can definitely relate to the yo-yo dieting, When I joined SP last year, I determined I was going to break that cycle. So far so good-I know emoticon do it too. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    21 days ago
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