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Summer of 2005, weight 220 lbs, bike is Honda Shadow Aero 750

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My 2007 Honda VTX1300, weight 190

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52 years old and trying to get healthy for a better quality of life.
My starting weight was 220 lbs., over the last year I lost and gained the same 10 lbs over and over.
Recently I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, this was a wake up call for me. I got serious with my diet and exercise, with the help of the Diabetes Educators, and Dieticians.
I've already lost 12 lbs and am below 200 lbs for the first time in journey has just begun.

1/1/2009 - Started out doing real good, lost 40 lbs., but then my husband was injured in a motorcyle accident and I spent the next three months nursing him back to health. I totally went off the wagon and gained 10 lbs back :-(. He has gone back to work now and so I am going to concentrate on getting back on track.

1/13/2010 - Well, I had all good intentions last year, but just couldn't get any consistency going so I didn't lost ANY weight! :-( So, it's a new year now and I am feeling much more motivated than I have been, also my hubby is working out with me and logging his food/fitness in the tracker also. It makes it so much easier when you are not doing it alone.
I have already lost about 6 lbs, and a couple inches since starting back. We have set up a rewards system for ourselves to help keep the motivation going. We have also added strength training into our workouts, so now I am doing cardio 5 days a week, and strength training 3 days a week. I am determined to make this lifestyle change permanent in my life!

Member Since: 1/28/2006

Fitness Minutes: 19,694

My Goals:
Total Weight Loss Goal - 70 lbs

Short Term Goal: 10 lb increments

My Program:
Counting carbs, staying low fat
exercising a minimum of 30 minutes a day

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My husband and I ride with Road Riders for Jesus, and HOG.
I first started riding my own bike in 2004.

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    Congrats on your fitness minutes! :)
    3659 days ago
    Hi Andrea! I am back in full-effect. You and so many others have been a great inspiration to me. I have been diagnosed with the early stages of COPD recently and it has me thinking about where I want to go with my health.

    I'm starting with the diet and exercise and hoping that I can also quit the smoking. It's killing me slowly.

    I am so proud of the way you changed your lifestyle and you look great. Keep up the good work and send a prayer my way!

    Thanks! emoticon
    3670 days ago
    You are doing a fantastic job on losing weight!!
    3707 days ago
  • v NEELOJ
    Hi!! Nice to see you on Shutterbugs again!!
    Just want to let you know that we are still doing weekly assignments if you would like to check them out.

    Just for fun we post weekly photo assignments. You are invited to participate in this with us if you are interested.

    Please check in the General Discussion section for the Photo Assignments.
    Each assignment has complete directions in the very first post of the assignment which will be on page one, scroll to the bottom of the page.
    We have a new one each week and they are a lot of fun. Sometimes they can be a challenge too!! You are welcome to add pictures to any of the assignments. Or just comment on the ones other team members have shared.

    If you have any questions be sure and ask, either on a team or you are welcome to email me.
    I will be looking forward to seeing your photos!!

    3729 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/28/2011 2:37:49 PM
  • v EBRAND
    13,000 fitness minutes!! Holy cow! Great job! emoticon
    3741 days ago
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