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Much Easier To Maintain Health Than It Is To Obtain Or Retrieve It

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No real secret but simply the truth that is only obtained through experience. After losing excess weight from playing football (at 20) I had stayed in excellent shape and at a great weight until around 40 at which time a series of events beyond my control resulted in weight gain and less physical activity. During the long struggle (still at it) to get back where I was, it became painfully clear that I should have found the will and dedication to stay in shape; much harder to get it back vs. maintain

- Submitted by OUATEONE 4/4/2011 in Weight Maintenance | 5 Comments
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PUGLOVER1999 4/13/2011 10:32:00 AM

    Your helpful hint reminds me of what a precious friend said to me just months before she died from complications of diabetes. She had fallen and broken her hip (never walked again). Because of her inability to get her own food, etc. her sugar count went to NORMAL. Alas it was too late, but I will never forget her looking at me straight in the eye and saying, "I'm so mad at myself because I should have done this (get sugar back to normal) 37 years ago!"

You are so RIGHT! I'm on my way to a healthy weight, and I'm going to stay there! I am responsible for my weight and my fitness!

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NOMOREGODDESS 4/13/2011 1:10:00 PM

    Wow that makes so much sense. It is so easy to let life get in the way of being a healthier person and making better choices. I think we all know that but put it on the back burner PUGLOVER999 you story really brought a lot of things in perspective for me. emoticon
SPINNER520 4/17/2011 7:52:00 AM

    As someone who always vows this will be the last time I let my weight creep up your secret resonates with me! It is hard work but the result in improved health is so worthwhile. To get there and STAY there is the key!

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GOANNA2 4/7/2011 1:02:00 AM

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OUATEONE 4/4/2011 12:36:00 PM

    that felt good to say!

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