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Hi! I was able to attain a weight of 140 lbs. within two years after my all-time highest weight of 217 lbs. on February 29th, 2008. (Sure didn't maintain it for long, though!) Anyway, I regained about 40 lbs. over the following few years and have lost and regained many of those over the next TEN years. I weighed in at 178.0 lbs. on May 13, 2019. ENOUGH of the "yo-yoing" already! I REALLY plan to make it this time (and STAY there)! I hereby fully commit to weighing below 160 lbs. by my 61st birthday, (August 18, 2019) and achieving a healthy weight within "normal" BMI range (at or below 142 lbs. at 5 feet 3.5 inches, BMI 24.8) by Thanksgiving (November , 2019. I dedicate myself to attaining these goals and to enjoy the entire process as much as I can. WELCOME and BEST WISHES!

Member Since: 9/21/2006

My Goals:
I am on a temporary break from nutrition tracking (but not from eating healthy!) until Sunday, May 19th, 2019, at which time I will pick up again. My short term goal is to weigh 176 or less by that date, 160 or less by August 18th, 2019 (61st birthday!) and 142 or less by Thanksgiving, November 28th, 2019, at which time my BMI would be 24.8. Let's DO this! :)


My Program:
I am aiming for lower carbs, lower salt, lower sugar, NO alcohol, higher fiber, higher protein and higher nutrients. LOTS of vegetables, limited fruits, up to 1/2 cup legumes, up to 1 cup gluten-free whole grains per day. Minimum 8 glasses of water daily. Limit caffeine equivalent to 3 cups coffee daily. Drink at least 1 cup of green tea per day. No refined/processed wheat or bread; no pastries, sweet baked goods or white potatoes.



Personal Information:
My name is Carole Koudsi and I turned 60 on August 18, 2018. I was born in Jacksonville, NC, but grew up in Cambridge, MA. I live in Metro Boston and I work in the financial district of Boston (Downtown Crossing, across from Macy's). I have lived in many states, but have only been outside the USA once (Montreal, Canada). I will share my email with people who would like to keep regular contact and "share the journey". I have been divorced since 1988 and am living with my 13 year old cat, Mimichou. I have one son who lives in the same city as me and who turned 35 on Thanksgiving, 11/22/18. I live and work in the Boston, MA area.


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My favorite hobbies are: belly dancing, international folk dancing and singing, karaoke, making jewelry and walking outside (not necessarily in any order). I am also starting to do yoga again, which I enjoy very much. I love all kinds of music. I also enjoy nature (and all that!). Some of my favorite sayings are: "Be Your Own Best Friend"; Don''t Sweat the Small Stuff" and "Get Out of Your Own Way". (My favorite excuse is "It was like that when I got here", but I can''t use that for my obesity issue!)




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