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So here I am 50 years old, mother of 3, and fat! Yes, fat!
After a recent doctors visit in which my bmi came out to be a portly 33 I finally had to admit to myself that I needed to make some changes. How could this have happened? I don't look fat and I don't feel fat yet this machine had me in the obese/ overweight range.
But wait, I HAVE been gaining about 2 lbs every year for a while now. So if that trend holds true......
I joined this site to stop this trend. I am sceptical of all diets and believe that it is a simple calculation of cal in and cal out. I don't need MORE information, I need LESS calorie consumption. Bottom line,I am eating too much.
For me its got to start with an attitude shift within myself closely followed by common sense action steps that fit with MY life style.
I signed onto Spark people to get some structure around my plans. I got more than that. I have discovered really bad habits and have started changing them one at a time.
Water consumption...check,
eating breakfast...check,
using nutrition tracker...almost there,
fruits and vegetable...almost there.
But still no weight loss. I was ready to throw my hands up, but Spark friends came to the rescue. Their posts were daily reminders of what is possible.
Yesterday.... I finally did it. THE MACHINE read 153 , a whole pound less than when I started.
This one is for Eanghubhai,lynwyn, teacherk,maryam, njazz, maggiemae and the others on over 50 with 20 lbs to loose ( I can't loose a single lb thread). I used their humor, gentle guidance and honest reflection to help stay true to my own goals. Thank you guys.

Member Since: 12/11/2008

Fitness Minutes: 1,185

My Goals:
1. 135 lbs by May of 10. Currently 154.

2 Waist measurement of 28 inches. Currently 33.

3. BMI of less than 25, Current bmi 33.6

My Program:
1. Exercise 60 minutes aleast 6 days a week.

2. Add 5 servings of fruits/ veges a day

3. 64 ozs of water a day.

4 stp eating cheese

5. Start eaing breakfast

6 STOP late night noshing

Personal Information:
Hi, My name is Mini and i am a fifty year old mother of 3. I was always a careful eater and could gain and loose weight quickly. Not any more. Over the years I have become complacent, and accumulated many bad habits That is about to change as of NOW.

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Here are some of the things i love to do

1. dancing

2. Reading

3. Having intelligent and thought ful conversation.

4. Meeting interesting people

5. Yoga.

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    3039 days ago
    Thanks Mini for making me a friend.
    Your times in lucknow reminds of the great doctors at KGMC during the period. Rember , Dr Kutty / DrAshaharish/ Dr kalyani Das of queen Mary, Dr Indu Vakhlu of Paedia , Dr CG Agarwal and Manoj Mitra of Medicine. I am sure some of them must have been associated with you as teachers.
    Yes, there comes a time in life when children get settled and and one is left alone in the nest of life ,but that is the way life is.
    By the way which city in the US you are based in. I have my younger brother and sister settled in Cincinnati.
    Thanks again and have great time.
    3266 days ago
    Kindred spirits indeed, Mini ( say you're "fat," but your name is Mini!!!). Have you ever been to the Satchidananda Ashram in VA?

    Are you perchance from India? Where do you presently live? I am so nosy! Have you ever been to the Divine Life Society in Rishikesh? Do you know of Swami Chidananda who was President and recently left the body?

    Thanks for stopping by -- let's be friends!
    3266 days ago
    Hello , It is a my pleasure being able to to be able to connnect with a fellow Lucknowite . By the way I have been associated with the medical profession as a marketing person and have been meeting doctors in Medical college (kgmc) during the period you have mentioned in your comment. Can you plshare little more about your profile , perhaps we can relate much better then.
    Look forwrd tohaving the pleasure of interacting more often .
    3267 days ago
    welcome to 10-25 Pounds to Lose
    3303 days ago
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