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Member: marym
Member Since: 12/2/2005
City: Michigan

My Goal:
To lose at least 2 lbs a month and achieve my intermediate goal of 150 lbs by end of August 2013 and my long term goal of 145 by the end of November 2013.


About me:
I am a 71 year old college teacher, with a wonderful husband who is a great cook. I have been weight conscious since I was 13, but managed to stay between the top edge of normal and below obese range until my 50's. I am a fallen-away lifetime weightwatcher and a relapsed Carbyhydrate Addict. The past three years have been a steady climb in weight, and now I am at the edge of obese. I am afraid to get on the scale! It seems I just began to doubt that I was meant to be slimmer, perhaps this was my genetically set weight range, my grandmothers were heavy after 50, etc. But somehow I stupidly failed to realize that without monitoring, I could get much bigger! So, I want to try to lose weight, exercise and be healthier. I rejoined Weight Watchers (after around 15 years lapse.)


Diets I like:
I do believe that carbs set me off, so I think I should avoid non-complex carbs. I lost weight well at weight-watchers when they featured the lo fat, high fiber diet.


Workout of choice:
Curves, I am pretty faithful to. I should also be walking regularly, but have failed to do it regularly for years. And, I should lift free weights. I have lots of them; took a class several years ago. Go up 2-3 flights of stairs multiple times a day.


My plan:
1. Be mindful of what I am eating and when. 2. Be faithful in posting Boomer Babes. 3. Stay with the Curves schedule of 12 times per month. 4. Start lifting weights, startting with just 15 min 3 x week. 5. Walk! Try to do it at least 120 minutes per week to start. 6. Stay with WW, earn and maintain lifetime status again.


I need the most help with:
Motivation, and not getting overwhelmed with work and stress. I tend to "feed" my stress.


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