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How I've weathered the ups and downs

Monday, August 19, 2013

I was not an overweight kid until I reached my early teens. I grew up on tv dinners and snack food. My Mom worked two jobs and was not a big cook so she would fill the pantry with cookies and snacks. The weight piled on over the years though I never felt fat or uncomfortable. The year before I got my drivers license I started walking everywhere and the weight came off. I stayed slim and discovered I enjoyed exercise though my food habits didn't get much better.

I never had any real problems with my weight until I was in my late 30's and knew it was time to get serious about my food. I tried many diets over the years and my weight went up and down. After reaching an all time high I joined Jenny Craig and that was my ticket to success. I've kept mostly within 5 lbs of the weight I loss 5 years ago but it's always a battle to stay there.

This is a life long journey for me that I don't have any choice in, I will not let my body suffer with the extra weight and I will continue to eat clean and exercise every day, every week, there are no "breaks" in health.

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  • HARRINGTON5
    I love your attitude. This has been a life-long problem for me too and I know I have to continue to work on it. When I injured my knee, I couldn't run and the weight started piling on again. Although my knee isn't much better, I have been walking a lot and using the stationary bike. (both hurt, but I can stand it) So, I am making some progress and starting to write down everything I eat again. I can't do a lot of exercise so I don't know if I will really be able to do a BLC round but I am still hanging in there.
    2633 days ago
  • LRSILVER
    So true. Thanks
    2661 days ago
  • NICOLESJOURNEY
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    2662 days ago
  • SANDLADY48
    Losing is hard, maintaining is harder. Congrats and keep up the fight!
    2663 days ago
  • DEE797
    Terrific blog. Congrats on maintaining! You are an inspiration to me. emoticon
    2663 days ago
  • LIS193
    Great blog!
    2664 days ago
  • MAGGIEVAN
    Great blog. I agree with the "no breaks" in health and I absolutely loath the expression of falling off the wagon, as if it is something out "there". You are still an inspiration to me!
    2664 days ago
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