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Had struggled with weight my whole adult life losing 50 - 70 lbs but slowing gaining it back. In Oct 2011 I decided to really pay attention to what I was tracking and eat better. I also saw a hypnotist who helped me. Slowly started losing weight and then in March 2012 bought a pedometer and started walking 10,000 steps/day. I reached my initial goal in Oct 2012 but kept eating the same way and moving more and lost another 30 some pounds.

In Feb. 2013 I had a heart attack. Yikes! I had already lost 50 pounds, changed my diet so I was eating more healthy and I was moving every day. No history of heart disease in my family and the only risk factor was being a woman over 60. What a wake up call.

My cardiologist wanted me to go to cardiac rehab and I started that going three times/week and doing cardio + weights. I got hooked and now in addition to walking 6 out of 7 days/week go to the gym. Within 8 months of the heart attack I'd lose a total of 80 some lbs.

My eating plan is basically to eat real foods, lots of plants, and pay attention to portions. I hit my goal final weight in April 2013 and continued to slowly lose. Now maintaining within a 2 - 4 pound range. Maintaining my health is my primary motivation now. And happy to say that I've been at or under my goal for over 5 years and this is a first.

Exercise is a regular and enjoyable part of every day. Not only going to the gym, but finding ways to get in some extra walking.

Here's a link to my story:
https://www.livestrong.com/article/10125
24-martha-g-lost-over-70-pounds/
If that doesn't work, go to livestrong.com and search on Martha G and you'll find the story.


Member Since: 11/18/2013

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My Goals:
I've lost 80 some pounds and want to maintain that loss for life. What thrills me is that this is the first time I've lost weight and kept it off for over 5 years! Every day I learn more about how to live a healthy life.


My Program:
I focus on eating real food, more plants and less of it every day. Make healthy choices most of the time. I track my food daily and I commit to moving every day. In addition to walking at least 10,000 steps/day I get to the gym for cardio + strength and I do barre classes and yoga too. Joined a new gym in January 2017 and loving the new options.



Personal Information:
I live in Westchester Country, NY.


Other Information:
In October I enrolled in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and earned my health coach certification in Sept 2015. Not only does this keep me motivated and intellectually challenged, but it will help me to help others.




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  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    Learn to live & let live by accepting people as they are & not who we want them to be. We are all here in this journey called live, learning our lessons as best we can. Cherilyn Vonn
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    Absolutely, it's been said over and over that the mask makes the difference!

    Stay safe!
    8 hours ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    Sustain heartfelt connections to grow personally as you empower others in their lives. Dr. Shellie Hipsky
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    1 day ago
  • v 2BDYNAMIC
    emoticon Martha! 👍 I'm glad you liked the blog! (Health Top priority is right on!) ....💖 ...Enjoy your day and your good health that you have worked so hard for!.... 😀 ...
    1 day ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    Sustain heartfelt connections to grow personally as you empower others in their lives. Dr. Shellie Hipsky
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    1 day ago
  • v DIROB57
    Deciding whether or not I'm maintaining is a chore all by itself. I don't want to fool myself! I started with a goal weight of 137 which I totally crushed and then stayed at 132 for a long time. I've really struggled with the maintenance challenges this year but I finally raised my center weight by 2 lbs to give me fighting chance. I kept feeling like a failure! Better to succeed at 134 than to fail at 132! I have definitely cooked more during the pandemic and that automatically means eating more. Trying to get that under control now....it's a battle worth fighting! Thanks for stopping by to encourage me!
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    2 days ago
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