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I'm a 45 year old mom of three children. I have been struggling with my weight since the birth of our first child and I am ready to make the changes I need to make it disappear forever!

I hurt my back 15 years ago and spent 8 long months in rehab learning to walk upright again...I am for the most part pain free regardless of what I was told it would be like...I still have back problems but have tried to not let it dictate what I can and can't do. I have recently been diagnosed with osteoarthritis and am learning how to deal with it.

I also was anorexic in my teens and early adulthood. Learning to eat properly has been hard and it has affected my ability to lose weight...I have to admit that even a short time ago I would go 5 days wihout eating just to fit into something...I have made HUGE strides in making sure I get my 1200-1500 calories a day. I know NOT to go under calories and I am fighting two battles as I go...the one that wants to get rid of my weight and the other that needs to have control over how...It feels good to know that I am losing weight properly...even if it is slow by many people's standards. I try not to let it get me down but instead look at how far I have come...as of today I am 15 pounds lighter than I started but it has been lost the RIGHT way...with healthy food, proper portions and excercise.

Just remember...if you say you CAN'T do it, you WILL fail...stay positive, ignore the nay sayers and stay focused...remember losing weight is more than dieting...it's a LIFESTYLE CHANGE! We will get there, together!

September 2017. I apologize for not being on here for over a year. I was fighting a different battle altogether. On May 20th, 2016 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. It went into my lymph nodes and my bones. On Feb 2, 2017 after extreme chemo treatments and radiation a bone scan showed that I was in remission. My next exam in May showed that I am still in the clear. I battled with extreme weight gain just before diagnosis and managed to fight to keep my weight...who knew? But now that I am in remission, it's time to get healthy again. My weight dropped to the 180's but I have since gained back ten pounds. at first I was upset, until I realized it's muscle that I am gaining back. The pants are being pulled up more and my endurance is amazing! I have done 20 km hikes up mountains since I got the remission news! Nothing is impossible. I may have been put on hold, but I'm back and I'm aiming for healthy body versus weight loss this time...I am sure their will be weight loss but it isn't my focus. Being healthy and able to move is something I used to take for granted. No more!

Member Since: 1/21/2008

Fitness Minutes: 4,198

My Goals:
Need to start drinking 8 glasses of water again.

30 day challenges.

Next goal is being able to run 5K.

My Program:
Starting slow....first step is learning what I am eating and how to track calories without a calculator.

Am doing light cardio and working on core and challenging myself to be able to do 50 push ups.

Personal Information:
I'm 45 and 5'3".

Other Information:
I am love to read. I am an avid geo-cacher and am the vice president of our local theater group. I am a stage 4 cancer survivor.

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    Thanks for the note on my page. It's awesome that you work out as a family and have time before the kids come home. I work 12 hours a day most of the time, so it's really hard. I get up at 6:15 and am at work at 8am and come home around 7/8pm. I hate to take an hour after I get home to work out because that means I'm isolated from everything that is going on at home. My energy level is also depleted. I'm not a morning person so I don't think that working out is an option. I've started to alternate doing weights one day and walking on the treadmill the next.

    I've also had trouble staying between 1100-1300 calories.
    3025 days ago
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    I’m just cruising around cheering folks through their journey to health!

    “Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year.” ~ Franklin P. Adams

    “Take care of your body with steadfast fidelity. The soul must see through these eyes alone, and if they are dim, the whole world is clouded.” ~ Goethe

    “Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.” ~ Liane Cardes

    Have a healthy week!!!

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    3030 days ago
    How do you ensure that you get the exercise and do all that you do? Congrats on your success.
    3038 days ago
    Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow. ~Mary Anne Radmacher
    3039 days ago
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    Hi emoticon
    I saw a news report some time ago about the safety of those ziploc omelets. The company stated that the chemicals in the plastic can leech out into your food because they are not made to handle heat.
    I always thought it was a good idea too but never had tried it.
    Just an fyi for you. You may be able to find more info at the ziploc peoples website.
    3094 days ago
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