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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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    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
    So true. Thanks
    2661 days ago
    2662 days ago
    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
    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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