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I have enjoyed the benefits of this site for over ten years. I have made many wonderful (cyber) friends and enjoy all the tips and advice. I hope to be the best that I can be in this lifetime. I thank GOD for all of my blessings.

Looking back, I have slowly gained weight over many years. I have to find a program that will work for me so that I can reverse this trend, take off the weight and keep it off. I do NOT want something that is a quick fix such as a pill or meal kit program diet. I was prescribed pills about 20 years ago that took off the weight but I gained it back plus much more when I quit taking them.

I was a skinny child but overweight almost all of my adult life. Other than my weight and thyroid, which is controlled with medication, I am healthy.

Member Since: 7/27/2009

My Goals:
I really need to put more focus on myself and getting into shape. I have to feel better about myself and be able to look at myself in pictures without wanting to cry.

Goal 1 - lose 10 lbs
Take it one baby step at a time adding a goal after each is met

Ultimate Goal: feel comfortable in my own skin.

My Program:
Incorporate exercise in everyday activities as much as possible
Eat 6 or more servings of fruits and vegetables every day
Limit sweets - and eat clean
Drink at least 10 glasses of water each day
Get at least 7 hours of sleep each night

Personal Information:
My name is April and I have been married to my loving husband for almost 36 years. We have two beautiful daughters who have grown into beautiful, successful young ladies and one son-in-law. We live in the country on a few acres of land with our dogs who love to run and explore.

Other Information:
I love exercise and feel great when I've accomplished a challenge.
My biggest challenge is eating. I'm not a binge eater but I have a hard time staying on track. It's too easy for me to eat out with friends or family and fall back into the same routine that got me into this shape. I'm trying very hard to limit portions and make healthy choices.

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    emoticon for your comment --and interesting--on my blog: The Days of Our Lives emoticon ..It was great to hear from you again. I just read your bio on your page--and you have been her a little longer than me. (nine years here) .... That's funny your grandmother got you hooked on Days of our lives---mine was General hospital---But I realized later too, that one could get hooked and begin to think of these actors as 'real people' ... Kinda crazy. Haven't watched now in decades. Take care!
    15 days ago
    Thank you sweet friend for checkin in on me. I'm plugging day at a time. Thanks also for the goodie. You inspired me to blog today...well done sweet one...well done! emoticon
    171 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by my friend! I'm happy to say I'm -24 lbs down by now. This is pretty great considering I just started 8/1. I can say that when you eliminate sugar from your diet and all of the processed crap that we all eat every day you lose the urge to want to eat all the time.

    I really never feel hungry. I drink tea, fizzy water, no carb drinks and I'm just fine. I have to have a short window of eating because I have a tendency to eat big portions so the 3 meal a day doesn't really work for me.

    Now I have a big meal a day and that's it. No grazing, no more preparation of works pretty well. But everyone is different so you have to find what works for you.
    219 days ago
    Thank you my delightful friend! I appreciate that tiara and feel kind of like a princess ha..ha! You are always so thoughtful and encouraging! I am so thrilled that our spark paths crossed and I know we will be friends forever! emoticon
    376 days ago
    emoticon for your comment on my "Live from the Brink" blog--And happy emoticon new month--new outlooks! {as for anyone considering suicide these days--I hope not either}. My 'brink' was all humorous metaphor---to hopefully get people to laugh--and while it is serious---we still need to keep our head--and find things to laugh about. Hope all is going well with you and your family.
    400 days ago
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