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I am 62 and widowed.. I quit smoking (cold turkey) 13 months ago.. Now I beat that all my attention can be on getting healthier.. I have 6 grandchildren and I have a great grand girl. I need to lose at least 100 lbs. I come from a family of large boned over weight people. My mother & Father were raised on the farm so every meal was a big meal with lots of calories. Bisquits and gravy, Fried chicken and Pork chops etc. I was the skinny child (of five) until I was 19. I have been up and down the scale several times. One of those times is when I was divorced in 1978. I lost 53 lbs, in 3 months. I didn't eat but once a day. How silly was that. I started to gain the weight back a few years later until here I am today at 255 lbs. People say that I don't look that fat. I am not really concerned about my looks as much as my health. I have just been diagnosed with Celiac disease and diabetes... . I have had major stomach problems for about 5 years. I am tired all the time and I have skin issues on occasion. All my children are grown. I have lost two siblings too soon due to health issues. I am looking forward to the day when I can change my current picture with a much thinner and healthier me. I feel very good about SP and I am confident that I can change my lifestyle and reach my goals to lose weight and be GF.

Member Since: 6/19/2007

Fitness Minutes: 11,036

My Goals:
To be gluten free
I did quit smoking on 10/21/10
To be healthy
To lose 90 lbs.

My Program:
I have omitted all wheat/gluten from my diet. I am doing low carb much like South beach diet but with my own twist. I am diabetic so this suits me.

Personal Information:
I am from Carlsbad, New Mexico.

Other Information:
I want to get healthy so I can travel with my husband.

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    Congratulations on the weight loss. You look great! emoticon
    3291 days ago
    Hello Louvene! Just popped in to say thank you for the mail and you have a beautiful family and lots of inspiration on your page, keep on going girl you WILL reach your goal!! emoticon
    3291 days ago
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    blessings and hugs...........lita

    3291 days ago
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    Hi Aunt Lou!
    I've signed back on. Your post on facebook motivated me. I turned 40 and I'm the biggest I've ever been :(. Please pray that I keep it up and really change my lifestyle!
    I love you.

    3419 days ago
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    Indeed, this is journey you take alone. The support we find along the way helps to propel us, but the decisions and choices are all ours. I need to remind myself...... IT IS A CHOICE!

    ~enjoy the journey emoticon by whatever means you take to get there.

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    3495 days ago
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