to the team. I have been stuck between 175 and 180 for over 5 years. I go to Curves 3 times a week for a cost of under $40 a month, Pretty reasonable I think, however the facility I use in Florida (I am a snobird) is closing at the end of April so I don't know what I will do when I return here in November. My Mom always said we were genetically programed to be big. As frontier stock, it was the robust women that survived, the dainty ones perished. I have not given up, don't you either. Good luck on meeting your goals.
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Hello, I am a well almost 33 year old woman who has accomplished many things in my life, but the one thing that has weighed me down is that I have found it very difficult to lose the pounds that have been finding me these past several years. I blamed this on coming from a big family, but when I look at my cousins....they are not like me and my family. Due to many excuses for my poor eating habits, and health issues such as vertigo, which by the way is not asked in the medical conditions page, I am taking responsibility for how I have reacted to stresses in my life, by over eating or not eating enough, either way I have gained weight.
I am 97 pounds from being in a middle healthy range of a BMI and don't want to be a bag of skin and bones either. It is about control and being healthy. Through my many years, I learned what is good and bad, what I should and should not do, but now is the time to put it into practice!
June 2012 I went to the Dr for a physical and I was 220. When I went to see the Dr in October for a skin condition I was 238! That is an 18 lb gain in less than 6 months! See I had lost my job and my sleeping pattern was a mess (as it is yet again) so I would eat at different times of the day/night. When most of you are up, I am sleeping and when you are sleeping I am up, but I am working on this, trying to work on this.
Near the end of October beginning of November 2012 I joined a gym in the area and had class three times a week! I was doing good, but could have been doing better if I ate properly everyday! When the class was over, because I cant afford 200 a month to continue the class, I tried working out on my own, but getting to the gym is a ham in itself! You don't want to go if you pass by your home, you would rather go home after a 45 min drive from work and vegetate. So I transferred the gym membership to be closer to work, on the way home, instead of out of the way...passing home to get to the gym. Not 3 weeks had I done this and the contract position was OVER! I had lost 6 lbs in the month that I did the class, but afterward had a difficult time getting to the gym because I didn't have an obligation/ lack of motivation and am learning that the obligation I have is to myself, no one else! The weight I had lost came back and I am going to try harder than ever to get my body back to being healthy and rid this excess weight.
You can have all of the tools you need to become a success, but if you don't use those tools, they become useless and you lose in the end with no excuse, only failure to yourself.
I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me!
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