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I am 49 years old and I have been happily married for 26 years. I have over 100 lbs. to lose. I have not really dieted for over 10 years. On 6/12/12 I had a complete Hysterectomy because I had a soccer ball size cyst in one of my ovaries. I had already been thinking about getting back on a diet and decided to use this as a opportunity to educate myself on how to live a healthy life.

My 50th birthday is next year. I hope to lose enough weight and inches so that I don't need a sit belt extender!!!

Member Since: 1/18/2008

Fitness Minutes: 2,440

My Goals:
I have a long way to go, so I am setting mini goals. I achieved my first goal before my 30 days, my second goal I just barely made by 45 days. My next goal is total 40lbs by 10/12. Long term my goal is that I would get down to the size I was when I got married which was a size 18/20. I have been told by a lot of people that I can better than an 18/20, but I cannot even begin to picture myself as a size 6.

6/15/12: 316 lbs
6/12/12: Hysterectomy
7/1/12: 300.6 lbs
7/11/12: 298.6-reward bike
7/31/12: 292.8 lbs
8/31/12: 283.2 lbs
9/1/12: down 14.5 inches
10/12/12: goal 40lbs
11/1/12: 49 lbs
12/25/12: GOAL IS 60 LBS
2/7/13 50th Bday

My Program:
I am counting calories and other nutritional items. I am eating more fresh veggies and fruit. I will also be learning how to cook.

Next step is more veggies less Skinny cow treats.

Personal Information:
I am a native Houstonian, married 26 yrs, I have a grown daughter, 1 dog Buddy and a cat named Duck. My husband and I own a travel trailer and like to spend our weekends at the lake.

Other Information:
My reading tasts range from the best selling business book to almost anything Romance. No BLOOD, GUTS AND GORE.

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  • v NIXY72
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    I just wanted to say hi and tell you that even though I've been away from SP for the past several months (bogged down with work and stress) I am looking forward to ending the mighty-year-of-challenges that has plagued me this past year and start fresh soon... I may be still a bit scarce around here for the next little while but I did want to let you know that I've been thinking of you and hope you are doing well in life, in happiness, and in your journey.
    2544 days ago
    I saw a blog you did a while back looking for the low calorie cheese slices? Sargento has a new one out! It is called skinny slices and is 35 calories a slice! Yummmmo! Happy egg mcmuffin!
    2594 days ago
    We have the same birthday! However I am 4 years older than you. Congratulations on your weight loss. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2622 days ago
  • v RFJSJ50
    Thank you for visiting my page. There's really not one thing that I can pinpoint as the reason why I did a "backslide" and regained so much weight. I think it was a combination of several things. I had trouble dealing with the fact that my "real life" did not change as I had always thought it would when I lost weight. People did not immediately flock to be my friend - I was still shy and introverted and didn't reach out to people. I have always dealt with self-esteem issues so I think, deep down, I didn't feel that I deserved the success and was anxious and worried. (I'm working on those issues this time around.) It was the "one little bite here," and "just a taste" there, and the "once won't matter" feelings that happened over and over. It was the "I'm too tired" and "I'll do more tomorrow" attitudes when it came to exercising. (I don't care what others say - I'll NEVER like exercise!) All of these snowballed and the avalanche of poor choices took over when I lost my vigilance. Soon, the shame and disgust with myself sent me into a dark spiral and it's taken a long time to get back where I am. The physical pounds are still hanging on, but many of the "mental pounds" are gradually fading away and I again feel motivated to work toward my goal of being a healthier person who can actively participate in her life.
    (Gee, I think I'll put this on my page - thanks for making me think)
    2691 days ago
    I am so happy your new mask is working out! emoticon
    WOW that is a small world you in Houston too! emoticon
    I work in the Galleria area but live in Jersey Village and sometimes go wogging at Memorial Park or JVHS track.
    Though right not I have to back up a lil from wogging b/c they found two new blood clots in my leg. emoticon I might not even be able to get on flight saturday for san diego for vacation b/c of the newly developed blood clots too much risk involved with flying. emoticon

    Hope you are having a great day.
    2697 days ago
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