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Hi! I was able to attain a weight of 140 lbs. within two years after my all-time highest weight of 217 lbs. on February 29th, 2008. (Sure didn't maintain it for long, though!) Anyway, I regained 38 lbs. over the following two years and have lost and regained many of those over the next TEN years. I weighed in at 178.0 lbs. on February 3, 2019. ENOUGH of the "yo-yoing" already! I REALLY plan to make it this time (and STAY there)! I hereby fully commit to weighing 160 lbs. or less by Mother's Day (May 12, 2019) and achieving a healthy weight within "normal" BMI range (at or below 142 lbs. at 5 feet 3.5 inches, BMI 24.8) by the time I turn 61 on August 18, 2019. I dedicate myself to attaining these goals and to enjoy the entire process as much as I can. WELCOME and BEST WISHES!

Member Since: 9/21/2006

My Goals:
Latest "RESET" date scheduled for: Sunday, February 24, 2019. I plan to weigh 160 or less by May 12th, 2019 and to hit my "Weight Watchers' Lifetime" Goal of 142 or less by August 18, 2019). Once I am back to "Lifetime" goal range I will probably rejoin Weight Watchers for maintenance reinforcement.


My Program:
I am aiming for lower carbs, lower salt, lower sugar, NO alcohol, higher fiber, higher protein and higher nutrients. LOTS of vegetables, limited fruits, up to 1/2 cup legumes, up to 1 cup gluten-free whole grains per day. Minimum 8 glasses of water daily. Limit caffeine equivalent to 3 cups coffee daily. Drink at least 1 cup of green tea per day. No refined/processed wheat or bread; no pastries, sweet baked goods or white potatoes.



Personal Information:
My name is Carole Koudsi and I turned 60 on August 18, 2018. I was born in Jacksonville, NC, but grew up in Cambridge, MA. I live in Metro Boston and I work in the financial district of Boston (Downtown Crossing, across from Macy's). I have lived in many states, but have only been outside the USA once (Montreal, Canada). I will share my email with people who would like to keep regular contact and "share the journey". I have been divorced since 1988 and am living with my 13 year old cat, Mimichou. I have one son who lives in the same city as me and who turned 35 on Thanksgiving, 11/22/18. I live and work in the Boston, MA area.


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My favorite hobbies are: belly dancing, international folk dancing and singing, karaoke, making jewelry and walking outside (not necessarily in any order). I am also starting to do yoga again, which I enjoy very much. I love all kinds of music. I also enjoy nature (and all that!). Some of my favorite sayings are: "Be Your Own Best Friend"; Don''t Sweat the Small Stuff" and "Get Out of Your Own Way". (My favorite excuse is "It was like that when I got here", but I can''t use that for my obesity issue!)




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    Just peekin' in on you...to see how you are doing. Keep up the great work!

    Nancy (Motivation & Positive Attitude team)
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    & emoticon to the Motivation & Positive Attitude team! We're happy to have you join us!
    Please stop by and introduce yourself. I'm looking forward to seeing you there and getting to know you!
    Have a great week!
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    ~ ~ Good Morning ~ ~ ~ Wishing You a LOVEly New Year my SPARKling Friend ~ ~


    As a New Year Arrives & we write the Stories of our lives in 2019, May we all find each
    page Filled with the Courage to Love One Another & also finding LOVE for Ourselves
    ~ BLESSings ~ ALLways ~ Deby

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    52 days ago
  • v JEANNETTE101
    Thank you so much for your wishes for me to have a better year in 2019. I'll pass along the message to my family. I just read your profile and we sound like we want the same goals this year. Best of luck to both of us!
    53 days ago
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    ~a Holly Jolly Thought-Filled Thursday ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby

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    Have a Holly Jolly Christmas & in case you didn't hear Its the best time
    ~ of the year ~ ~ Oh by golly have a Holly Jolly Christmas ~ This year ~

    ~ Have the ~ MERRYest of Christmas's ~ & ~ HAPPYest of Holidays ~

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