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I am 58 and a mother of 3 , grandmother of 9 and have battled with my weight my whole life. I married the love of my life at 16 and lost him a little over at year ago to cancer, just one week short of our 40th. I work full time and live alone now. My children are all within 30 miles from me in all different directions but visit often. I don't drive so walk 20 minutes the bus stop to go to work or town etc.The most I've ever weighted is 298 pounds and the least in the last 40 years was 163 pounds after being realy sick and in hospital for an operation and not being able to eat for several weeks...lost too much too fast and it was not a good thing...would now like to get below 200 the healthy way..slow and steady and by eating right and exercising.

Today is May 1st. and my offical start date for this chapter in my life. I have promised myself little rewards when I reach my mini goals and will weigh-in once a week - on Sundays - Yesterday was hard , 2 of my children, their spouses and 5 of my grandchildren were in for a few hours and one grandson stayed the night and went home after lunch today, I am proud of myself because usually when family and kids are here I tend to eat the junk food along with them. I am a junk-food junkie and even though the kids all got their Easter baskets from Gramie and the adults got their chocolate rabbits [ was sick over Easter and did not allow them to come here] I had nothing, I even passed up the chocolate which for me is a BIG deal as I have been addicted to chocolate 57 out of my 58 years. The grandson who stayed will be 13 this month and had brough a bag of cheesies for us to share as we watched tv but I had a banana instead ... feeling very motivated and positive right now and it will be 1 week tomorrow since my last bite of chocolate aiming for 2 weeks and I know I CAN DO IT.

Member Since: 4/29/2011

Fitness Minutes: 573

My Goals:
I would like to lose about 75 to 80 pounds total but am taking it in small steps. by setting smaller doable goals.

My Program:
I am cutting out junk food and trying to eat healthy but finding it hard to get all my calories in in a day and I am starting slow in the area of exercise.I walk and do a little with lightweights.

Personal Information:
Nova Scotia Canada
I am a proud Grandmother of 9 ranging in ages from 5 months to 17 years. I am a widow and trying to get my life back on track.

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I love to read, am actually a compulsive reader who will read anything and everything.My favorite subjects are Local History, Health or Weight-Loss books, Romance/Mystery novels that the story lines are set in olden times. Am very into research for my Family Tree and finding out about my ancersters

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    Hi, NormaJean. I got into researching the family tree after I retired in 2002. Oh how I wish I had gotten into it before everyone that had info passed. I did contact a cousin who found some info that her mother had. Then I joined and met a woman in Fla that had my fathers side traced back to the 1600's in England. Sadly she passed a few years ago so now I rely on I've had a couple more cousins contact through ancestry & also Facebook. Even found a few long lost nieces & nephews through Facebook.

    I'm on a quest to get healthy. Looking forward to seeing your postings on the team sites.


    2552 days ago
  • v MSKIZ69
    Thank you for your comment on my page--I really do appreciate it!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2557 days ago
    Try this one sorry .. the first one did not work...I had to go back and redo it.... Look thinner.. I just tried it again and it worked!

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    2559 days ago
  • v MOGAL1946
    Enjoy reading your daily blogs about your life happenings. You are doing all the right things as the weight loss ticker is sure moving in the right direction. emoticon
    2560 days ago
    Thank you for the awesome comment in my blog!
    I appreciate the support.
    I wish you a healthy, happy, successful day!
    2567 days ago
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