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I am a 49-year-old chick that needs to lose about 120 pounds.

I've been yo-yoing all my life. In the past, it hasn't been losing weight that's the problem, it's keeping it off that I have the issues with.

Now that I'm closing up on 50, I'm concerned that it'll be a huge struggle for me to lose the weight as well, so it's time to do something about my weight forever.

My biggest motivation unfortunately is seeing what carrying extra weight for too long has done to my mother. She has been over 300lbs for most of her adult life and although it hasn't resulted in heart or diabetic issues it has completely ruined her hip and knee joints. For the last 10 years her mobility has gone from bad to worse. At 80 she is reduced to incredibly short walks (maybe 100 feet and using a walker equipped with a seat) followed by long rest periods until she is ready to proceed again.

I don't want to be this limited as I get older. I need to do something now and make sure it sticks.

Member Since: 1/22/2018

Fitness Minutes: 9,861

My Goals:
I need to not only lose the weight, but make lifestyle changes that will ensure that I finally keep it off for good.

My Program:
1. Making myself accountable by keeping meticulous track of everything that goes into my mouth every day
2. Bringing my food portions back to human sizes
3. Exercise, Exercise, Exercise!
4. Finally come to the realization that I need to adopt this healthy lifestyle for the rest of my life!

Personal Information:
I have a wonderful husband and 3 dogs. We live on a small "farm" in Northwest Texas with cows and chickens.

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    Hello/ I added you as a friend. Hope we can encourage each other.
    406 days ago
    Looking to stay focused through the upcoming Holiday Season? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle? If yes, then consider joining the BL Challenge that starts early December. Each week 11 teams of 24 Active, do fun nutritional and fitness challenges. The challenges promote a healthy lifestyle and If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For the Fall we had Cardio Hoedown, World Series and Sleepathon. I hope that you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Winter challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon, or copy and paste the link below, or let me know and I can send you an invite. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Chit Chat.
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    In response to your comment on my One-derland post: (YIPEEEE!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!! I've been waiting for that VERY anxiously myself! :) ) If I can do it, you can too! I'm a food addict and an emotional eater, so it's been a really slow and somewhat difficult road to travel, but I've made it and I intend to keep going. If you ever need any kind of assurance or support or accountability, I'm here for you! :)
    613 days ago
    Just stopping in to say HELLO :-) so okay I shouted hello in case you’re hard of hearing....all those rock concerts in younger days. :-). Have a great weekend.
    617 days ago