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I am here to talk through the weight loss and getting healthy process. I now have about 70 more pounds I want to lose, having lost the first 50. I started at the 100+ lbs. stage that I want to lose and as I am early in my fifties and my daughter is out of college and on her own, it is time to start this next phase of my life in a much more healthy manner. I was in great shape until I had my daughter and became much less active. As I got older it became harder and harder to be more active as physical constraints came about. My job as a teacher can be stressful and have long hours. I need to spend less time taking care of everyone there and now time taking care of me. I lost 104 lbs the first time I started SP. Since then I have had to take several rounds of prednisone, which helped me gain back a lot of the weight. I am ready for this again NOW. I need your support because I am in it alone this time.

Member Since: 12/13/2007

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My drive exists because this journey is all about me. There isn't anyone else who can do this for me. It is finally my time and I want to live life to the fullest and that finally means making myself a priority and taking care of me.

You really have to decide that 1. you are worth it and 2. you are ready.

I am so ready to not let my health or my weight hold me back.

You can get there too! Your mind has to change before your body will follow!

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I am eating a lot less fat and my main goal is to drink water since I really don't like to.

I need to really do a lot more exercise because I have been slacking.

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The things you want are always possible; it is just that the way to get them is not always apparent. The only real obstacle in your path to a fulfilling life is you, and that can be a considerable obstacle because you carry the baggage of insecurities and past experience.

Les Brown

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I need to find out how to work around tendonitis in both feet, carpal tunnel and extremely low B12 (thus energy) levels.

update: neither of these are an issue anymore!

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    637 days ago
    You've done really well. Congratulations and best wishes. for the remaining 30 lbs. My target starting from last week is 60 lbs. emoticon
    637 days ago
    Thanks for you comments - I am older than you but I can relate to your life. I really appreciate you sharing.

    I lost 50 pounds without exercising - but hit a plateau and after 4 or 5 months decided to start. It's been about 3 weeks and I have only lost 2 pounds since, but people are starting to notice a difference. I feel younger too - That's important at age 56, and have about 60 more pounds to go.

    Even though I haven't lost weight lately, I will continue to exercise and eventually my muscle will start burning my fat. I guess I'm becoming more independent from my scale and learning to be content with becoming more healthy.

    Thanks again,

    637 days ago
    I wish you great success! You are worth it! We can do this!
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