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It has been over twelve years that I stopped smoking, and decided to work on my excess weight.

I have been very successful with the no smoking part, but not so much with the losing weight... I keep losing, then gaining back. And the cycle starts again.

It is time now to re-evaluate what I am doing wrong. I think I stay on a diet that is too restrictive, and when I allow myself a little "break", this turns into several months of over eating.

Raising a handicapped son all by my myself is stressful, but I tend to use this as an excuse to over eat.

I have severe arthritis and it is urgent for me to lose weight.

So, let's pick up the momentum and see what we can do to get back on track, shall we?

Member Since: 1/18/2009

Fitness Minutes: 232,495

My Goals:
Lose weight s-l-o-w-l-y while continuing to stay smoke-free (N.O.P.E = Not One Puff Ever).

After one hip and two knee replacements, continue with my PT exercises and stay active.

My Program:
- Eat balanced meals, not too restrictive calorie-wise.
- Reduce my carbs.
- Watch my afternoon snacks
- Increase my vegetable and fruit consumption.
- Exercise every day, even if this is only 10 minutes a day. I need to keep moving because of arthritis that is getting worse when I am inactive. My Apple watch will help with this.

Personal Information:
I am originally from France, but now live in Virginia. We go every year on vacation on Lake Superior (in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan) and we love it there!

Other Information:
I recently joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and it has brought wonderful changes in my life.
I love to read (theology and history books) and I listen to classical music (J.S. Bach is my favorite composer). I play the tenor recorder in a consort.

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    emoticon A song I like is called "Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart". I give thanks for you, SP friend. Let's remember to be grateful today. emoticon Ruthie emoticon emoticon
    1 hour ago
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    Thank you for the goodie. I am doing well, today is my recheck with doctor and this afternoon I start my PT. I am moving well and not much pain in my knee just a bit of stiffness. Thanks for checking in on me. emoticon
    5 hours ago
    emoticon Happy MOnday! Let's make healthy choices today and start this week strong. I believe in YOU!!! emoticon emoticon Ruthie
    1 day ago
    Surprise and I am proud of you. You never give up. You have what is called perseverance. I could take a lesson. I decided I might ought to. get back with Spark People again.. It helps to have support but more than that if i can be of support to someone else that will help me too. God bless! I know I am a sugarholic and I fight daily with the temptation to indulge that self-defeating behavior. I love you Veronique. emoticon emoticon
    1 day ago
    So glad you liked the Grieg piece. I felt like dancing, but couldn't figure out how to do that and play too! emoticon
    1 day ago
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