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I started getting heavy at 40. I got breast cancer and I did what I needed to do. I quit smoking. 20 pounds plus there. The chemo, for some reason made me gain weight and not lose weight. I added another 20 pounds I would say. The weight just stayed on and then I added to it.
I think I hurt myself because I have always skipped meals. I never fed my metabolism. I have always been a pretty healthy eater when it comes to food choices. In fact I have to force myself to eat... and snacks...I have to remember to snack.
I have now added another problem, menopause. I have been in menopause for almost 3 years and it has made it doubly difficult to lose weight.
Sometimes I feel like I am fighting a loosing battle.
What keeps me going is that I want to be small again. End of story. Skinny and healthy as hell. I want to look in the mirror and say "Damn Girl, you are looking good."
I try to constantly to think about everything I am putting in my mouth. I exercise everyday except Sunday. Sunday is my day of rest...for everything. No exercise, except walking my dogs. If I am gonna have a splurge day, it's Sunday. Maybe an Ice Cream Cone ( I usually get frozen yogurt) but it's still good. My favorite is having a Frozen New York Peppermint Paddy. Yum, Yum!!

Member Since: 5/19/2012

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My Goals:
To lose 70 pounds.

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Excercise which includes Total Gym, stationary bike and I do stretches on mat to keep me limber. I also walk my dogs a mile or two every other day.

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I'm originally from Champaign Illinois. When I got married we moved to Phoenix, Az. After 3 years there I spent 14 years in San Diego, Ca with hubby and son. After 17 years of being away from family we moved back to the midwest. I have been in Carmel, In since 2004

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My favorite past time is puzzles. Jigsaw, crosswords, brain teasers, etc....

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