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Group Name: 80+!!! To go
Members: 4
Location: Moncton, Canada E1E2V3


Profile: Thing to lose at least 80 pounds.

Last posted: Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 3:17 PM

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I work in health research, so know what to do, but applying it to my own life is the challenge! I've always struggled with my weight, and have often over time been a bit overweight. Prior to my first pregnancy (my daughter is now six) I was fit and a healthy weight of around 64kgs. However, three children later, plus lots of chocolate and stopping exercise, I am now at my heaviest. I am shockingly unfit, and finding that things like just getting up and down from the floor are an effort and that I am not able to keep up with my kids. I am also very concerned that obesity would lead to other conditions and that not only would I not have the energy to be the best mother I can be, but that it could take years off my life - and being an older mother of young children that is a scarey thought. So, I am restarting my journey to regaining my health and functional fitness.

I know how to lose weight. I know what I need to do to lose weight. But, my willpower and resolve need to be strengthened in order for me to succeed. It is difficult, because i have significant osteoarthritis of the knee so there is very little exercise that I can do. However, that is an excuse; not a reason. I work in a large, academic medical center as the director of pediatric palliative and end-of-life care. When a child is not doing well, I eat. When a child recovers and gets better, I eat! I love to entertain and cook things that are rich and wonderful. But, starting Aug. 20, 2014, I have become successful and am overcoming my weaknesses! Thus far (as of March 10, 2015), I have lost 88 lbs. through the KU Medical Center for Healthy Lifestyles and Weight Management. The diet I'm on is the HMR 500 calorie diet. More below!

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