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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 171 lbs. on September 8th, 2018. ENOUGH of the "yo-yoing" already! I REALLY plan to make it this time (and STAY there)! I hereby fully commit to weighing below 150 lbs.by New Year's Eve, (12/31/2018) and achieving a healthy weight within "normal" BMI range (at or below 142 lbs. at 5 feet 3.5 inches, BMI 24.8) by *Valentine's Day*, February 14th, 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: September 17, 2018, just 15 weeks before New Year's Eve! I plan to weigh 150 or less by the end of 2018 and to hit my "Lifetime" Goal of 142 or less by either Valentine's Day or Spring 2019 (March 20th). Once I am back to "Lifetime" goal range I will 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 (on the Waterfront). 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 will turn 35 on Thanksgiving this year, 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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