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This has been a real battle of the budge. I started my weight loss journey over 20 years ago. When I hit middle age I thought that every person put on weight after 30. That that was what our body does to survive getting older. I did not see very many people in their 30s-50s that didn't have weight problems. So I blended in. Then my health went to pot. I started having high blood pressure problems. Then came diabetes. Then came the feelings of not liking myself anymore. Not wanting to look in the mirror or even go clothes shopping. I always enjoyed going out with my husband but now I just hate it. I just hate getting my picture taken. I look so huge, it makes me sad.

I love my husband so much. We have been married 32 wonderful years and I want to spend the next 32 years with him, enjoying life together being healthy and fit. I want to look sexy again. Yes even at our age...

My oldest daughter is getting married in July. I want her wedding pictures to look beautiful. I know she will make a beautiful bride.
But I also what to be a beautiful Mother of the Bride. I want to live life to its fullest and right now the way I am going I won't.

So...I have no choice, I have to do this. I have made up my mind to lose the weight I nee to. I am 4'11 and I weigh 164 lbs. My highest weight was 176 a year ago. I need to lose 50 pounds. With the support of my family and friends and SP I know that I can do this. I also know that it will not be easy. It will take a lot of hard work and discipline, but with God and family all things are possible.

Right now I have to take 3 insulin shots a day and meds for high blood pressure. My goal is to be med free. A friend told us about a man in Indiana that helps people with their health problems naturally using supplements and vitamins, we have gone to see him. So with his help and a good healthy eating and exercise plan I plan to win this battle and become the new thin, healthy me that God has intended for me to be. So here goes...


Member Since: 1/1/2009

Fitness Minutes: 3,436

My Goals:
My very first goal is to get through a day without cheating in any way.

my second goal is to go to bed before 11 in the evening so I won't cheat

My third goal is to wake up in the morning happy and excited that I did not cheat the night before


My Program:
Praying!!

Bagged up all food I do not want to eat and gave it away

Got my family on board for support

Starting to find ways to bring exercise into my everyday life.



Personal Information:
My husband and I live in rural Wisconsin. We have 3 wonderful grown children, 30, 29, and 21. We are waiting for grandchildren.
Been happily married for 32 years


Other Information:
I have several medical conditions were I have to eat a certain way. I am suppose to eat only veggies. I can have a little butter and olive oil, but just veggies. Since I started eating this way I have lost 11 pounds. Started 2 weeks befor Thanksgiving. Was that ever hard over the holidays and yes I have cheated....




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