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Group Name: This Moment
Members: 3
Location: anywhere, WA 99347

Goals: To focus on what makes us genuinely healthy, happy & energetic. To support each others efforts & hold each other accountable when needed. To inspire & share.

Profile: Lose whatever it takes to look & feel healthy. Eating a substantial quantity of raw & natural foods daily. Exercise & drinking our water. With a focus on lessening our intake of GMOs , processed foods & non organic meats. This group is about HEALTH and accountability.

Last posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 12:50 PM

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Members profiles:
I am 52, separated, mother of two adult children. I’m a church organist and I teach piano at a community college and in a community school of music, and I do some accompanying, wedding gigs, etc. I am also a volunteer adult literacy tutor, and have three three-legged cats. (Nine cat legs total).

Before age 42 1/2, I did no exercising whatsoever. I was only slightly overweight – (5’7”, in the upper 160s) -- nothing to be too concerned about, but a question popped into my head all of a sudden – “What kind of 76-year-old do I want to be someday?” -- and for some reason, I pictured a 76-year-old me, running a road race. This was weird, because I knew I couldn’t run 2 blocks. But I realized that the future I was envisioning for myself was not the future I was preparing for. So I bought a pair of running shoes that day, and have been running ever since. I have had good times and bad with this – including several marathons in several states – and a stress fracture, with a period of time spent on crutches and in a wheelchair! I think I have a handle on what I’m doing now, but I am constantly learning new things about what works for me and what doesn’t!

I thought that with all that running, weight loss would come automatically, but that was not the case. It was pretty clear, though, that the running would be a lot easier if I lost 20, or even 30 lbs., so I started reading about what is the best way to fuel (and not overfuel) all this activity.

I joined PT in April 2007, and found that just logging what I ate caused me to lose weight! Even if nobody reads it, I feel accountable, and I am aware of what kinds of foods I’m eating and in what amounts – so it’s a natural check & balance. Logging every day is really important. I quit being active at PeerTrainer a few years ago, but now I'm back -- because so is the weight. Thought I'd give it a try again.

I am 62 years old, a married mother of 3 grown daughters, grandmother of 4 children. After fabulous initial success with PeerTrainer in 2012 (down over 40 lbs) I have experienced 3 incremental gains in the past year (vacations and 2 Christmases) that resulted in a 24 lb total increase. It has not been "easy come, easy go". Rather, my body seems to want to hang on desperately to every one of those pounds. So that's where I'm at. Would LOVE to rediscover the resolve I had in the beginning. Going to England in April and want to be back at my end of 2012 weight by then.

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