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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....

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Florida girl!!!!

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  • v OMEEK214
    Welcome to the Cat Lovers team we are so happy to have you!!
    If you need anything please feel free to message me or the other co-leader.

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    Olivia Co-Leader of the Cat Lovers team
    2605 days ago
    Oh Mabel such a happy ending to what could have been a life threatening situation for Garfield. I just love people who love cats. So glad Garfield found a wonderful home where he will be taken good care of.

    You are definitely a kind and nurturing person to get that sweet kitten healthy again and seen to it that he got a good home. So glad the lady that took him keeps you up to date on him and sends you photos.
    2605 days ago
    Thanks for visiting my page and looking at my babies. We love them all. Prince is 3 years old now and such a character. Talks to us all the time, but we just can't understand him. Don't know if you remember the little yellow kitten, but there is a real heartwarming story about him. We found him when he was so sick and probably wouldn't have lasted another couple of days. His eyes were matted shut and infected so bad that the left one did not develop properly. We nursed him to health, but DH said we could not keep him because we have four rescues already. I got a Sparkmail from a most wonderful woman in CO who said they would take him. He still had a lot of healing to do, so we said we would make the exchange when he was well enough. It took about 8 weeks to get him well. By then he had grabbed a firm hold on my heart, but we passed him over anyway. That was on Sept 28. When we found him in July, he weighed 1 pound. His forever Mom says he is now 8.9 pounds and growing. I get regular pictures of him and reports on his antics. His name is Garfield, but hse has nicknamed him Brat Boy. He is a real scrapper. It still brings tears to my eyes when I think about him and his life. Makes me so happy to know how much he is loved and cared for.
    2606 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "Defeat may test you; it need not stop you. If at first you don't succeed, try another way.
    For every obstacle there is a solution. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
    The greatest mistake is giving up."
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    Thank you for commenting on my "I've Gained Weight" blog. I appreciate the support. Have a healthy weekend!
    2748 days ago
  • v LADYKIWI00
    Hi there~ I am doing okay! Have been have some digetive issues, and finally got an appointmet for it! Makes it hard to eat well that's for sure! I am excited for you for getting your real estate license! it seems to fianlly be picking up in our area again. I live in Temecula and would love to get together sometime.
    Have a great WARM week!!
    2913 days ago
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