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I married my best friend in 2005

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At my worst -- 84 kilos -- June 2002

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At my best in 2004 -- 67 kilos, post divorce! With my brother in Central Park, August 2004

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Shalom! My name is Mirjam and I'm a former New Yorker (from the Bronx) living in Israel since 1983. I love everything about food! I love to cook it, read about it, write about it, look at food porn, and especially eat it. I love food, and it certainly loves me, to the point that it just bonds with my hips and never wants to leave.

Back in 2004 I went through a divorce (a very happy event in my life) and part of taking control of my life was to lose 17 kilos (over 37 pounds). I still had a bit to go before I hit my goal, but then a friend whom I had only known marginally became a close friend, and then my best friend, and then my husband.

One of the things we shared in common is that we both love to cook (and eat). He had also dropped a bit of weight when he got divorced, but once we started dating we started cooking and eating together. The kilos crept back on.

So here we are in July 2008 and I have gained back 13 of those 17 lost kilos. This time I'm going to drop the 13 and keep going. There's this dress I have in my closet, a flowery Laura Ashley that I wanted forever and finally splurged and bought it. I wore it for two glorious years in my early thirties, and then "grew out of it." It was a sad day when I realized I just wasn't going to fit in that dress anymore.

That was 13 years ago. For the last 13 years that dress has sat in my closet, waiting for me to wear it again. Back in 2004 when I first lost the weight I tried it on. It fit, and I even managed to zip it up all the way, but I could barely breathe. This time I am going to get into that dress, and breathe, and dance, and celebrate!

Member Since: 6/29/2008

Fitness Minutes: 2,455

My Goals:
* Stop the Diet Coke addiction!
* Drink at least 1 1/2 liters of water or iced herbal tea a day.
* Drop below 70 kilos by November 17th 2008 (my 46th birthday)!

My Program:
Low carb during the week, don't even think about the plan on Shabbat.

Personal Information:
Originally from the Bronx, I've been living in Israel since 1983. I have 4 stunningly gorgeous daughters (totally objective mother-talk) and am blessed to be married to my best friend. He has 4 kids of his own, so with our 8 kids and two dogs we're the Brady Bunch on speed.

Other Information:
My one true goal in life is to live happily ever after, is that so much to ask?

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    Hi! If you get a chance stop the the Growing Up in the 70's board :) July's Movie of the Month is The Rocky Horror Picture Show, our new band of the week is The Beatles, our TV show of the week is The White Shadow, and Sybil is our summer reading selection. We have a variety of threads that reminisce about all things in the 70's and would love to have you join in the conversation! Have a nice weekend!

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    4383 days ago
    Good afternoon! Just wanted to stop by and say hello! The 70's team has many active threads :) If you haven't stopped by recently...check out our Movie of the Month, our Book Club, or the TV Show of the week!

    Take care!

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    Hello! Wanted to wish you a happy 1st anniversary for the "Growing Up in the 70's" team! Come join our virtual party!

    4567 days ago
    Hi! Just thought I would swing by :) If you haven't dropped by the "Growing Up in the 70's" board recently, I wanted to let you know we have a thread to encourage streaks and one for daily chat. We are continuing with discussions related to 70's movies, music and television. Pop on by :) Have a great day!

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