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I'm struggling. Yes, that's right, I'm really struggling. I have been struggling to get 5-10 pounds off for many years now. I get close and then my weight balloons back up again. I am a lifetime WW member but gained some weight back and just can't get it off. If I stayed home, never socialized, had no friends to do lunches with and basically had no life, I probably would be at my goal weight.

I know how to eat. I know how to exercise. I have a gym in my house. I hike. I climb mountains. I walk. Sometimes I walk 16 miles.
I'm quite active most days of the week. I have a FitBit. I have an Apple Watch. I have a treadmill. I have an elliptical machine. I have lots of gym equipment at home. I have the FitBit community to motivate me and challenge me. I have the SparkPeople community to motivate and challenge me. I have it all, but still struggle with getting the weight off.

I think a lot of the problem is my body's set point theory. My body wants to stay at a certain weight and it refuses to budge. I'm sure a lot of you haven't heard of it before. Read up on it. Fascinating stuff. But, the more you diet and exercise, the set point will drop. Not an easy task to lower it. I've exercised and dieted until I just about drop, and it still wants to remain the same.

My second half of the problem is portion control and to many bad choices. I'm fine when I'm home, I weigh and measure everything. As soon as I go out with friends, I'm done in.

So, I'm gonna try and buckle down, yet again, to try and get this weight off.

I know this is not about dieting, it's about lifestyle changes. I think that might be the problem right there. Do I really want to eat healthy the rest of my life? Don't get me wrong, I do love to eat healthy. But I think more times than not, I stick with the bad choices. I mean, who doesn't love to eat all the bad stuff, right?

So as I have stated above, "moderation is the key to everything". Guess I have to really concentrate on what that really means.

My clothes are getting tighter. My BP is getting a little high. I have got to do this.

Member Since: 8/16/2008

Fitness Minutes: 88,383

My Goals:
I am giving myself until August 1st to finally get this weight off. I believe that is ample time to get 10 pounds off and maybe this time keep it off.

My Program:
Watch what I eat. Keep a daily food log. Weigh and measure everything.

Personal Information:
I am a cat lover and have three wonderful "fur babies."

I love reading, hiking, shopping and meeting new friends. I never meet a stranger.

I love to cook and entertain, Martha Stewart is my middle name....

Other Information:
Florida girl!!!!

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  • v HUGGERS1
    Welcome to the Goonies. I know you will enjoy meeting your goals with us. Please join in our challenges and goals. They help you stay motivated. If you need anything don't hesitate to let us know. Goonies are in this together. I pray that your journey is blessed and full of rewards.

    Goonies rock :)

    4533 days ago
  • v no profile image LIFES*2*SHORT
    Welcome to the Goonies... where friends become family! I am sure you'll love the team... the members, the chats... and the challenges. Please don't be shy. We believe in supporting one another through the hard times and celebrating with each other through the good times as well. I believe that we're number one in team support. The August challenges are here... and we would love to have you join in! You can do it... and we hope to help!! Goonies never give up! WHOOT WHOOT!! We're glad to have you aboard!!


    4533 days ago
  • v KNORRIS323
    emoticon to the Goonies!! You're going to love this team!! We're glad to have you with us!! Good luck on your weight loss journey!


    4534 days ago
    emoticon to the Goonies we are so happy to have you with us we will work emoticon with you to help you lose weight emoticon and feel great. We have challenges and team goals so be sure to say hello and also sign up for the challenges believe me joining in on the challenges is what is going to get you to reach your goals and you will get alot of encouragement and support. No one should have to go this alone. emoticon That's not the way it should be. Together we can do it emoticon

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    4534 days ago
    Welcome to Spark and to the team for 50+ members with less than 10 pounds to lose. I hope you enjoy it here as much as we all do. Make it a great day! Peggi emoticon
    4538 days ago
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