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Hi. I am a 67 years old and have been overweight since 1995. The closest I have gotten to my goal weight of 135 (and maybe lower) was in October of 2018 when I landed at 158. Due to health issues and lack of being able to "get back in the rhythm" I am back to about 185, but don't intend to stay there! Starting the 5% Fall Challenge 2020 is the beginning of the END of this weight!

I had my cataract surgery during the Summer Challenge, and the Prednisolone eye drops that I have had to use daily for the last 5+ weeks has raised my blood sugar. I am cutting carbs but it hasn't brought the blood sugar down where it needs to be. Another 10 days and I will be off of them and I am praying that my blood sugar will return to normal.

Member Since: 5/29/2007

Fitness Minutes: 72,864

My Goals:
Since my weight gain, I am back in a pre-diabetic state and I plan to lose 5% of my weight this challenge

My Program:
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Personal Information:
Married 46 years to a wonderful man. We are Christians and my faith is an important part of my life. I would not be the person I am today without Jesus and I am eternally grateful to have been born into a Christian family in a country in which I am free to worship, have my Bible, and practice my faith. I am blessed to live in a country in which our laws are based on the Word of God! We have two grown children, 6 grands and a great-grand. Love to cook. Also sew, knit, crochet, cross stitch and do crafts. Read. Play piano, saxophone, and accordion. Write music, prose, and poetry. Had a very hard time when the kids left the nest. Took 13 years for me to get over it. Gained this weight when I got something called Lichen Planuscaused by an antibiotic called Cipro that destroyed all of my gut bacteria

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My true highest beginning weight was 227 in Feb of 2011. Somewhere I think there is a picture of me then. If I can find it, it will be my Before Picture. My fasting blood sugar was 116 at my highest weight. Lost 20 pounds in 4 months by just watching my portions but my blood sugar didn't change. Went on Atkins and in 3 days my fasting blood sugar was 98. I stayed on it from June 1 2011 until mid October lost 37 more for a total of 57 pounds lost but then ate a piece of birthday cake (though I didn't crave a thing) and fell way off the wagon.. Got off Atkins and gained 20 back. I have been rocking back and forth with those 20 or 30 pounds for years and now it has to stop! UPDATE! IT DID STOP! I lost 42 pounds from Jan 1 2017 to the end of Sept. and my A1C dropped to 5.2

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    Promise Yourself... by Christian Larson

    To be so strong that nothing
    can disturb your peace of mind.
    To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
    to every person you meet.

    To make all your friends feel
    that there is something in them
    To look at the sunny side of everything
    and make your optimism come true.

    To think only the best, to work only for the best,
    and to expect only the best.
    To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
    as you are about your own.

    To forget the mistakes of the past
    and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
    To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
    and give every living creature you meet a smile.

    To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
    that you have no time to criticize others.
    To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
    and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

    To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
    not in loud words but great deeds.
    To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
    so long as you are true to the best that is in you.
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    Comment edited on: 10/17/2020 10:40:53 PM
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    Stop limiting yourself. Change your mindset from I CAN'T to HOW CAN I?
    10 days ago
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    Happy weekend! Don’t forget to weigh in on Saturday!

    What sets apart the successful people from the unsuccessful people? It boils down to one thing and it is successful people keep trying. Regardless of the number of times that you fall down, always stand up and continue the race!

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    “You deserve a beautiful and healthy body!”
    12 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/9/2020 4:57:08 PM
  • v LPORTER2015
    Happy Thursday! CONGRATS for helping the ROWDY REBELS land our plane in 3rd place during Challenge 1. Continue to push forward. Remember, If it doesn't challenge you, it won't change you! Don't be afraid to step back and reassess your goals. Then, make a plan to move in the right direction!
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    13 days ago
  • v LPORTER2015
    Happy Saturday! Always remember, when you push your limits, you will achieve things you thought were impossible. Good luck with the challenge. Don't settle. Be a rebel.
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    18 days ago
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