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It has been over twelve years that I stopped smoking, and decided to work on my excess weight.

I have been very successful with the no smoking part, but not so much with the losing weight... I keep losing, then gaining back. And the cycle starts again.

It is time now to re-evaluate what I am doing wrong. I think I stay on a diet that is too restrictive, and when I allow myself a little "break", this turns into several months of over eating.

Raising a handicapped son all by my myself is stressful, but I tend to use this as an excuse to over eat.

I have severe arthritis and it is urgent for me to lose weight.

So, let's pick up the momentum and see what we can do to get back on track, shall we?

Member Since: 1/18/2009

Fitness Minutes: 233,695

My Goals:
Lose weight s-l-o-w-l-y while continuing to stay smoke-free (N.O.P.E = Not One Puff Ever).

After one hip and two knee replacements, continue with my PT exercises and stay active.

My Program:
- Eat balanced meals, not too restrictive calorie-wise.
- Reduce my carbs.
- Watch my afternoon snacks
- Increase my vegetable and fruit consumption.
- Exercise every day, even if this is only 10 minutes a day. I need to keep moving because of arthritis that is getting worse when I am inactive. My Apple watch will help with this.

Personal Information:
I am originally from France, but now live in Virginia. We go every year on vacation on Lake Superior (in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan) and we love it there!

Other Information:
I recently joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and it has brought wonderful changes in my life.
I love to read (theology and history books) and I listen to classical music (J.S. Bach is my favorite composer). I play the tenor recorder in a consort.

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    Thanks for your comments on my blog. I am so relieved that the tests are over and God answered my prayers! Of course, I still have a long way to go healthwise--but I'm counting my blesssings!

    Hope all is well with you. I've just signed on, so I haven't had time to check on everyone, yet. Thank you for your sweet, faithful friendship!
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    4163 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, You can imagine what it is about, I am eating better today though, Though still feeling somewhat down!
    4163 days ago
    Stopping by from I cannot be defeated and I will not QUIT team to see how you are doing. Check in with the team and let us know. Hope you have a good Friday and weekend ahead!
    4166 days ago
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    Thanks for the comment on my blog. It's been so long. Sorry I haven't emailed ya ina while. Work has just been that busy. Been getting on after work. Putting in my numbers doing my points page and doing a tonage of email before bed. It's hard to keep track.
    4166 days ago
    That was so sweet of you to send the goodie for my daughter, How did you know she loves ice cream, LOL! thank-you
    4167 days ago