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Somewhere in my 50's I found keeping my weight down, problemetical. I used to be very disciplined about what I ate, and with getting exercise. then I hit an "adolescent rebellious" phase, and the result was been a gain of over 25 lbs. I felt awful, and I looked awful. I want to get back on track to a healthy weight and maintain it, enjoying the process and result. This means making a permanent lifestyle change by eating a healthy diet for life, with small indulgences, or treats, that are genuinely treats, not everyday occasions, and getting enough healthy exercise as well; very important as we get older.

Member Since: 6/16/2010

Fitness Minutes: 45

My Goals:
I want to lose 25 pounds and get back into a regular exercise routine that includes yoga, some strength traiing and cardiovascular exercise.

Goal 1 is to weigh 160 lbs (goal met)

Goal 2 is to weigh 155 lbs (goal met)

Goal 3 is to weigh 150 lbs (almost there!)

Goal 4 is to weigh 145 lbs

Final weight goal is to weigh 140 lbs and maintain

Goal: to fit into my size 12 jeans (goal met)

Goal: to fit into my size 10 jeans (goal met)

Goal: to be able to tuck my shirt into myjeans and not look 3 mos. pregnant (goal met)

Goal: to be able to wear a size medium top (goal met)

Goal: to be able to wear a wrap dress and look good in it again (haven't tried yet but I did just buy a gorgeous dress in size 12)

Goal: To be able to belt blouses and coats and look good again (goal met; celebrated by buying 6 new belts at Target)

Goal: To master NY City Ballet Workout I

Goal: to master NY Cit

My Program:
I ended up re-joining WW with meetings. I'm a lifetime member anyway but their new program, focusing on real food and emphasizing protein, fiber, fruit, vegetables and low fat dairy products is fantastic. I needed the accountability of being weighed once a week. I also have a great leader and a great group meeting which helps me stay on track. I started tracking foods but now have such a good handle on what and how much will result in a 1 to 2 lb weight loss each week; I've stopped tracking. I'll pick it up again if I stop losing weight.

I've been lax on the exercise which surprises me since I like to move my body. I've lost 20.4 lbs so far and need to get back into a regular exercise routine. Groupon offered a 2 month membership at the local gym for $10. I used to go to that gym and got burned out after 2 years but I bought the 2 month pass to get myself started again. I may rejoin, or just workout at home. I have the tools I need; I just need get myself into a rout

Personal Information:
Living and working in MI for the past 20 years. I work for a health services research company which is a great environment to work in; I'm reminded daily of needing to eat healthy and exercise to maintain good health. I'm retiring with my partner Jon in Santa Fe in 4.5 years.
I like to read; mostly non fiction books these days about gardening, investments, weaving, interior design, baking bread, health and positive aging.

I work with numbers by day; I weave, knit, sew, garden and cook the rest of the time.

I love the outdoors and spend as much time as possible outside. I love physical activity so exercise is easy compared to managing what I eat. I have a sweet tooth that likes baked goods. I hike, bike, do the treadmill in the winter, ballet exercises, yoga and weight training/step when I "feel" like it. I like to mix it up or I get bored. That goes for everything in my life.

Other Information:
"We can't reach a goal that we don't have. A goal is a dream with a deadline." not sure where I read this so don't know who to credit with the quote.

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