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I have decided that THIS IS IT! The last time that I intend to start over on this weight loss journey. I am so tired of feeling tired all the time, tired of the knee and back pain. I have been a yo-yo dieter for the past 25 years and now I realize that that has been my problem. I have been looking at this as a diet rather than a lifestyle change. So, today is the start of a new, healthier life!

Since I wrote the above statements in 2016, I have had some successes and some failures. I have lost 30 pounds since that time but I have been stuck for the past 2 years - losing a few pounds and then regaining them. In September and November 2018, I had both knee replacements done. This is the first time in about 10 years that I have little or no knee pain when I walk. This year I am committing myself to a healthier lifestyle to lose weight and preserve my new knee function.

Member Since: 5/6/2009

Fitness Minutes: 6,942

My Goals:
Lose 105 lbs.
Increase exercise to preserve knee function.
Decrease the number of medications I take daily.
BP down to normal range.
Lower cholesterol to normal range.

My Program:
Follow Weight Watchers Freestyle Program.
Walk 30 minutes a day 5 days a week (on treadmill or WATP dvds)
Strength training 3 days a week.
Weekly WW meeting and weigh-in.

Personal Information:
My name is Diana and I live in Houston,TX.

Other Information:
I enjoy reading almost anything but especially mysteries and romantic suspense. Favorite TV shows: NCIS, Criminal Minds, NCIS New Orleans, I am an RN and was an Army nurse for 7 yrs.

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    Hope you enjoy your time in the spot emoticon . I can definitely relate to the yo-yo dieting, When I joined SP last year, I determined I was going to break that cycle. So far so good-I know emoticon do it too. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    84 days ago
  • v REDROBIN47
    Hope you had a nice day in the emoticon emoticon . I'm so glad you are a Clover. Good luck with your 5% Challenge goal. With consistency and determination emoticon

    84 days ago
    emoticon Happy Spotlight Day, Diana! emoticon
    I too love reading. Though I prefer printed books I always have a book on the Kindle app on my tablet & phone.
    84 days ago
  • v TARAHA
    Happy Spotlight Day!! Hope you are doing/feeling better after your bi-lat knee replacements! My mother had that done and recovery was tough but she felt much better after rehab. happy to be a cloverleaf with you and wish you much success on achieving your health care goals!
    84 days ago
  • v LARISSA238
    Happy emoticon emoticon Day, Diana! I love reading, too! I haven't been, lately, but I do love Book Bub. I get free books for my Kindle from them all the time. If you don't know about them, ask me! It's a free email where you can get low priced or free books for your Kindle. I have tons of books from them... Sorry for the shameless plug, but I thought you might like to know since you love your Kindle so much! I love mine too :D
    84 days ago
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