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30 Day Blog Challenge on Healthy Lifestyle- Day 1

Monday, September 03, 2012

1: Your stats. Starting stats, current stats, goal stats. Are you currently trying to lose weight, gain weight, or maintain weight or something else? Do you have a goal for the month of September?

Starting weight: 245
Weight as of Friday August 31 - 117
I have changed my goal weight from 120 to 125
I am trying to gain weight by eating more good protein and good fat
My goal for September is try to get closer to my goal weight.

Those who follow my blog already know of my struggle on my goal weight. I am trying to do as close as I can to my oncologist's weight he would like to see at the end of September.

When I started this journey seriously, I made my first goal at -65 pounds. That put me under 200 pounds for the first time in over 20 years. When i made it, I reset my goal for -30 pounds. After reaching that one, the next ones were in -20 pound intervals until i reached 120. I chose that number because I had been at 123 when I was married at nineteen to my first husband. As soon as he left for Viet Nam, i started emotional eating. It got worse from that point forward. There were some health issue that wasn't found for 20 years. Once that was taken care of, I stopped all emotional eating and got to 140. Then my father died on my 30th birthday, and the emotional eating started once more.

Needless to say I've been up and down over the years with the emotional eating coming into play along with different health issues, becoming smoke free, and simply not caring what into my mouth.

Hopefully I'll be able to get to that 125 easily. But, no more emotional eating for over 20 years.

My driver's license picture from 1991 when I moved to FL. I was at 185.

My picture on 4th of July, several months before my dad passed away. I was at 130.

My graduation picture the summer of 1963. I was at 127.

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    Your pictures are lovely.I get upset I eat also. Our refrigerators can be our best friend. They don't yell, they open their arms to us, inviting us to come in and we can do or have anything we want. You take care of yourself. You are looking and doing great.
    2109 days ago
    Thanks for sharing your pictures! They are lovely. I found some good fats in pistachios, avocados and coconut oil. Don't know if you can eat any of those, but if you can you might want to try.

    I went on a weight gain program when they put me on chemo. I had banana and peanut butter protein shakes with ice cream. It was hard for me to keep anything down, but those worked.
    2114 days ago
    I am enjoying reading your entries from the blog challenge. Where are the questions coming from?
    2118 days ago

    Great photos. I was right around 100 when I got married in 1976. When I stopped riding horses, then slowly the weight came on since i wasn't as active.
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    I love your pictures!
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    Good luck to you on gaining and then maintaining your weight. Also, thanks for sharing the pictures. I know that must bring back so many memories for you. I'm working on losing weight and am down 13 pounds since I started a little over a month ago - trying to earn the kayak that I already bought. My goal is to be down 20 pounds by my birthday the end of this month, so I have 7 more to go. If I get close to that I'll be happy.

    Hope you're having a great day!

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    2118 days ago
    Right now, I hover between 180 and 183. Not too happy with that which is up from what I lost before. I had been down to 170 at one point. My current goal is to lose 20 pounds.

    Being a team leader is not my forte but, I have decided to give it another try SO..................I also have challenged myself and my fellow team members on the I WANT TO BE A LOSER team to walk 30 minutes a day...any way we can Starting Tuesday September 4th and continuing this goal ALL MONTH.


    You are one of my great motivators, Ev!
    2118 days ago
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