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Update 3/17/19 - As I am getting older I'm appreciating that I have the ability to do many things that others cannot. I will honor this by taking care of myself to the best of my ability. I will thank God everyday for my life and appreciate what He has given me.

Lost 30 - 35 in previous years but having trouble loosing the last 10. It is hard when you are already being very careful with what you are eating and exercising. I really don't want to have to alter my life style too much more. I want to be able to still enjoy life.

Member Since: 7/19/2011

Fitness Minutes: 59,155

My Goals:
2019 Goals - Get to the low 120s and stay there. Get strong along the way.

My Program:
I will try to make every meal 50% vegtables. I totally love carbs but need to reduce them. Try to keep calories to the low end of my range (1200) and carbs below 100 per day.Using the small plates for meals, limiting portion size. Track everything and exercise everyday.

Exercise every day for at least 30 minutes. This is needed for my slow metabolism and also for heart health. Incorporating strength training 3X per week along with cardio. Using circuit training DVD's, free weights, kettlebell or yoga. Cardio exercise is walking or Zumba.

Personal Information:
Married mother of 3, youngest is 22. I had a heart attack at the age of 47. This was because earlier in my life I was a junk food addict and even though I had improved my eating and lost weight I had high cholesterol still and a buildup of plaque in my arteries. I'm now on medication and exercising to keep from having another one. Thank God I didn't have any heart damage. It was definitely a wakeup call.

Other Information:
Age 40 shattered left leg (14 fractures).

Age 47 heart attack

Age 50 Ran for 1 mile (it's never too late to start!)

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    Believe it or not, you've got what it takes, but it will take everything you've got!
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    Sorry I’ve been AWOL from the Rowdy Rebels team. I’m trying to get my normal lifestyle back, but it continues to be difficult. During my back injury recovery and restricted exercise, I’ve gained 10 pounds and need to hit my “reset” button as I struggle to get my life back on track. Here are some positive thoughts I want to share with you.

    Make a list of changes you want to make and start incorporating them into your lifestyle.  As the weeks and months go by, you will not only lose the pounds but you will also be creating a new way of living that supports your new healthy body.

    The healthy things you do today can change your life forever. If you knew that one year from now, after all your hard work, perseverance, and diligence you would have reached your goal, would it all be worth it?  “A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”

    Best wishes & hugs,
    15 days ago
  • v LPORTER2015
    Stay positive and work on patience! The things you're praying and hoping for, tend to arrive at the most unexpected moments.
    23 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon We have a reason to sing! It is Saturday. I find I feel happier when I sing (not always pleasant to hear, but I enjoy it). Let's sing our way into a great day. Make it healthy and happy! emoticon Ruthie emoticon
    27 days ago
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