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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. 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 just over 175 lbs. on July 7th, 2018. ENOUGH of the "yo-yoing" already! I REALLY plan to make it this time (and STAY there)! My 60th birthday is August 18th, 2018, by which time I hope to achieve a weight below 165 lbs. After that, I fully commit to achieving a healthy weight within "normal" BMI range (at or below 142 lbs. at 5 feet 3.5 inches) by the end of 2018. I hereby 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: June 1st, 2018. I plan to weigh 142 or less by the end of 2018. 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, high fiber, high protein and high nutrients. LOTS of vegetables, limited fruits, up to 1/2 cup legumes, 1/2 gluten free grain per day. Minimum 8 glasses of water daily. Limit caffeine to 2 cups per day. Drink at least 1 cup of green tea per day. No wheat, bread or pastries, pasta, or white potatoes.



Personal Information:
My name is Carole Koudsi and I turn 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 11 year old cat, Mimichou. I have one son who lives in the same city as me and turned 34 on 11/22/17. 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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    ~ a Doggone TERRIFIC Tuesday ~ BLESSings ~ ALLways ~ Deby

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    "The happiest people in the world are those who feel absolutely terrific
    about themselves, and this is the natural outgrowth of accepting total
    responsibility for every part of their life." ~ Brian Tracy
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    22 hours ago
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    emoticon ~Waving Hello~
    ~~ Wishing You ~~ a MARVELous Moonday ~ & ~ a Most WONDERfilled Week ~~ ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~

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    "For everything that you find dreadful, there's usually something that is rather marvelous
    as well." ~John Hurt
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    1 day ago
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    emoticon ~Waving Hello~ enJoy your indoor day
    ~ Wishing You a SUNsational SUNday ~ BLESSings ALLways ~Deby ~

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    "Just imagine becoming the way you used to be as a very young child,
    before you understood the meaning of any word, before opinions took
    over your mind. The real you is loving, joyful, and free. The real you is
    just like a flower, just like the wind, just like the ocean, just like the sun."
    ~Don Miguel Ruiz
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    2 days ago
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    emoticon ~ Waving hi ~ Carole ~ Thanks for the Gift of Friendship
    ~Wishing You a FUNtastic Friday ~&~ a WONDERfilled Weekend...........Hang in there
    the weekend is almost here....YAY !!! ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~

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    "Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!"
    ~ Dr. Seuss
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    4 days ago
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    Forgot to tell you about the Beck book. The Beck Diet Solution by Judith Beck. It is a cognitive/behavioral approach to setting and reaching weight loss goals. It doesn't promote a specific diet, but rather helps us change our behaviors and mindset. The book is quasi-workbook that takes you through 6 weeks of "retraining" your habits. The beginning seems hokey-but it comes together well. Like all weight loss helps--it is an investment in time (for me about 15 minutes a day, so far.)
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