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Before August 2016, Now September 2017. 44 pounds down.

My journey the last time I lost 100 pounds. 2009. I will get back there again.

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Read to bottom for new 11/3/17 update: My name is Ola. I am 63 years old. 7 years ago I lost 100 pounds, using Sparkpeople. I have since, gained it back and then some. Over the last 1 and a half, I have gone through a tremendous change. I lost my husband of 40 years and for the first time in my adult life, I am on my own. As a result, I moved across country to my birthplace and where my family is. That helped but I found that I had let myself go, physically and spiritually. I am in the midst of finding myself and part of that means losing this weight. I have tried several things like, the Mediterranean Diet, Weight Watchers, the 1+1+1 Diet. However, I realize, the only thing that has worked for me is tracking and counting my calories, and exercise. So, here I am back again. Over the last few months, I have been starting slow. I started by just concentrating on counting the calories. I then started walking or exercising for about 10 minutes, not everyday, but throughout the week. I now have the calorie counting down, and I am working on the exercise part. I have lost about 10 pounds, but am ready to be serious and lose the weight. My plan is to lose 50 pounds by October 2017. I will do that by having a differential in calories of -1000 calories a day. That is 2 pounds a week. I believe if I do my part, God will take me the rest of the the way. UPDATE 11/3/17 As of today, I have lost 50 pounds. I started in April 2016.My initial goal date for the first 50 was October 31,2017. I am only 4 days past due. That's pretty good.God is faithful. I am a third of the way there. I will now start on the next 50 My goal date for reaching the next 50 is May 2018.

Member Since: 5/5/2014

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My Goals:
Lose 2 pounds a week
Lose 50 pounds by October 2017

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Work on having a differential in calories of -1000 a day = 2 pounds a week.

I will do this through eating within my calorie range and exercise

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I have achieved the first leg of a three leg journey. My first 50 goal met 11/03/17-Next 50 to arrive 05/31/18,

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    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I appreciate the support.
    13 days ago
    Thank you for your support for my therapy. I have found a very supportive therapist who is willing to work with me through the recovery process to become a healthier me. You are more than welcome to read my blogs about my therapy process with my eating disorder.
    13 days ago
    Thank you for responding to my questions. Yes, they were very helpful.
    Thankfully, my swelling came down. Phew! The nice thing about being swollen is that you feel super skinny when you're back to normal. lol
    14 days ago

    I have two questions. Do you deal with swelling? My ankles are really swelled right now. Must have been too much sodium in the foods for Thanksgiving? If you do deal with it, how have you handled it?

    Also, do you have problems with soreness as your excess skin/fat rubs against itself? Any tips?
    17 days ago
    I wanted to see what your page said after watching your video. I love that you are doing 50 lb. increments at a time. emoticon You've got this.
    27 days ago
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