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I am hiding the worst part under the table - and am hiding behind FOOD.

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My reason for getting healthy - improving stamina - getting back into my business suits

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I wear a lot of Black.... it works.

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One step at a time. One day at a time. One meal at a time.

There is something really amazing about finding your goal level and then eating and exercising at that level for an extended time. Your body slowly and grudgingly responds, adjusting itself in muscle mass, weight and healthfulness over a long period of time.

This is the method I have chosen... and it has taken a very long time. I had about 39 pounds to lose in total. Some people think that's nothing.... but I have never been able to lose it... not in many years. I am down now - by 23 pounds.... so I have 16 to go... For me, that is truly a miracle.

The last pounds become harder and harder to lose, but the rewards are great. I used to have a terrible time walking up hills - there was no energy.... Everything ached and hurt.

Today, I feel better than I have in 25 years. I am able to carry a heavy load of responsibility without feeling miserable about it. I am happy nearly all the time. I can hardly wait to see how I feel when I shed those last pounds. I know I can keep them off because I have changed my lifestyle.

Member Since: 4/10/2010

Fitness Minutes: 7,381

My Goals:
I want to lose two dress sizes - I want run up hills - I want to Ski down hills - I want to play my guitar in the sun - I want to raft on the Colorado River - I want to go to France, Germany and Italy - I want to do it all without feeling tired and unmotivated.

My Program:
I have always eaten right - just too much. So I am trying to eat right.

I have always exercised - just not enough. So I am trying to exercise more.

I have always been able to lose weight - just not the last two dress sizes.

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I love languages, skiing, classical guitar, hiking, gardening, crocheting, knitting, quilting, writing programs, doing home improvement projects, reading (this should have been at the top of the list), writing, motivating others, traveling, Wine with a capital 'W'.

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