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Old 09-09-2013, 12:45 PM   #136
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I'm Kris form Iowa. I have 2 children and 5 grandkids. Our grandkids range in ages from 21 to 8 years old. They all live within 30 minutes of us.
We have 3 dogs (2 corgis’ and doxie) and 1 cat. They have all been adopted from shelters. My husband and I have classic cars and do plenty
of car shows and cruise nights. My hobbies is rug making. I have a large loom to weave rugs on. What I make is the old rag rugs.

I have had some health issues lately and I work a very stressful job. So,
last week I started back on weight watchers . I need to lose 60 to 70 pounds.

Wish me luck
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:18 PM   #137
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Good Morning! I am new here, I just joined up. I am hoping somebody can tell me about the blogs and when they may return, as I would like to write down daily items. It helps to write things down!
Anyway, I am 58. My weight problem started once I had my daughter and did not get my figure back when I should have. I suffer depression and anybody who is depressed knows there is no motivation when you are down. That means when your mood goes up, you look at yourself and say "whatever did I do to myself, I must get back on the beaten path"
I had a lap band put in two years ago, and I went down from 287 to my lowest weight, 210, and then I stayed there between 210-215 for a long time. I wanted to get under 200lbs but I went through a long bout of depression which meant I didn't care about myself at all and just ate to feel good. Now I am on a new pill and starting to feel better, I find I have gotten up to 238lbs and if I let it go any further I will find myself up to 300lbs again. Also I have issues with high blood pressure, thyroid, cholesterol and my left knee and ankle is very bad. If I stand too long, I wear my two braces. So I have to get back on track and shift this weight so my body doesn't get any worse. I need to take weight off this leg.
I am married, have one daughter and 2 grandsons, who are the light of my life. The older one is 9, and the younger 1year and 3 months old.
I hope with sharing support with people around my age, I can get under 200lbs, and would love to get to my goal weight of 150lbs....best, Cassilda
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:18 AM   #138
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good morning, everyone. i am posting for the first time. i am 66 years old and have about 40 lbs to lose. i started low carb on 9/18/13, and have lost 9 lbs so far. i must start an exercise program and have ordered an exercise bike and ab roller. hopefully, they will be here within the week. i also will be walking at least 15 minutes a day, to start. i have lower back issues and am hoping losing weight will help this. i live with my SO, Jim, who is very supportive, but slim and trim. we have a wire haired dachsund and 2 spoiled cats. i come to this site numerous times a day for support and info and you never fail me. hoping, by sharing support, we can all help each other. have a fantastic day!!!
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:24 AM   #139
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Welcome ladies and so happy to have you here with us. Be sure to come on over to ~~September Golden Girls~~ and join us. Just pull up a chair and jump in! Looking forward to getting to know more about you.
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Old 09-28-2013, 06:24 AM   #140
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Good morning everyone.
I am 53 years old and need to loose about 4stone. I am in not sunny Kent, England, where we don't talk about pounds, so I think that is about 56lbs, which sounds just about impossible. I was looking for motivation on the interweb and found 3fatchicks and was hooked.
Looking forward to any advice anyone can offer!
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Old 10-01-2013, 02:07 PM   #141
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Hi all, started IP diet 4 days ago. I will be 66 this Christmas Day. Need to lose 20-25 lbs. look forward to this thread and all the great words.
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Old 10-05-2013, 02:07 PM   #142
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Hello everyone. I'm 56 and the married mother of two grown children in their twenties, and live in Michigan. I'm pretty active during the days as a nurse and beginning to really enjoy our empty nest, after being depressed that the best part of our life was over. I just worked my way up to 145 pounds, never been this heavy and have started the Ideal Protein diet 6 days ago and have lost 4 pounds so far. Want to work down to 125-130...just want to feel good in my clothes and have lots of energy. I want to be able to drink alcohol when I feel like it, not count calories, but eat healthy with splurging now and then. I've never taken any prescription meds but now take 2 on a daily basis. I don't like this getting old thing...had a foot and knee surgery this year for arthritis...feel like my body is finally feeling it's age so I have to get serious about getting the weight off to feel the best I can feel. We've had a lot of serious health problems in our family up to this point, so raising our kids was a pretty stressful time but things are runnning smoother now and we're hoping our next 20 years will be the best of our lives.
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Old 10-05-2013, 06:22 PM   #143
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I just "joined" a few days ago and have been tooling around the site. I am and in 50 days I cross over into old age...70. it just seemed to happen!

married 49 years, 4 children, ages 48-16, and 8 grandchildren, 24-8. We moved from Ohio to Jax, Fl 6 years ago. love both states, boys in Ohio girls in Florida...I worked for many years as an Elementary Librarian in a private Christian school.
I am 5'2" and currently 170.

Tried almost every " diet" out there with varying success. the last 10 years have not been able to lose because of thyroid up and down...a couple of weeks ago ended up in hospital with bp and thyroid making me faint, so I have to lose and get healthier. I believe I need to limit sugar, but know from experience I cannot do cold turkey, it messes up metabolism so am trying to eat healthier with less sugar.

Exercise is mostly beach walking....
We have a "LBD" Little brown dog, a border terrier we dearly love and up to last December a Siamese cat...we love them but have decided it is best now to have only one animal at a time.....
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Old 10-05-2013, 07:47 PM   #144
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Hello everyone. I'm 56 and the married mother of two grown children in their twenties, and live in Michigan. I'm pretty active during the days as a nurse and beginning to really enjoy our empty nest, after being depressed that the best part of our life was over. I just worked my way up to 145 pounds, never been this heavy and have started the Ideal Protein diet 6 days ago and have lost 4 pounds so far. Want to work down to 125-130...just want to feel good in my clothes and have lots of energy. I want to be able to drink alcohol when I feel like it, not count calories, but eat healthy with splurging now and then. I've never taken any prescription meds but now take 2 on a daily basis. I don't like this getting old thing...had a foot and knee surgery this year for arthritis...feel like my body is finally feeling it's age so I have to get serious about getting the weight off to feel the best I can feel. We've had a lot of serious health problems in our family up to this point, so raising our kids was a pretty stressful time but things are runnning smoother now and we're hoping our next 20 years will be the best of our lives.
Welcome, there is also an Ideal Protein thread if you are interested. It's under the topic of Diet Plans like WW, etc. I'm 66, 4 grown kids. Got up to 157 am looking to get to 125-130 as well. Have been on IP for a week, going well so far, down 6 lbs. and learning lots of tricks for the IP thread. Good luck and keep moving "downward"
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Old 10-20-2013, 05:17 AM   #145
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Hi. I just turned 50 this past September, my name is Wind and I live in Florida. I am disabled and a single mom to a 14 yr old. It is hard for me to exercise with my disability, but I try to do things that won't aggravate it. I have spinal stenosis and fibromyalgia. I really need to get the weight off for my health. I eat healthy, I am allergic to corn and gluten, so I have a limited diet. Nice to meet you all and good luck in your journey.
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Old 10-21-2013, 02:20 PM   #146
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Hello!

I am just joining today! My birthday is in just 7 days and I will be 55! I am a wife, mother and grandmother. I am well into menopause and an empty nester! I am finding weight gain so frustrating.

Today begins my 17 day diet start date. I found this site through the 17 day diet support page and hope to find others my age who need and give encouragement and also a way to be accountable on this journey.

I have been up and down the diet journey road for decades and desire sweet relief to just become the woman God made me to be. I hate stressing over my weight gain and today I am determined to do something about it!
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Old 10-21-2013, 02:25 PM   #147
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Hi Firn,

I just joined too and read your post. I can so relate to your life's situation! It sounds like you are on the right path to finding success. I hope the best for you!
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Old 10-21-2013, 06:56 PM   #148
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Hello and Welcome to all of you!! We would like to invite you over to our Golden Girls circle-- ~~October Golden Girls~~ We all have a good time there and look forward to getting to know you. So pull up a chair and jump in...
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Old 10-27-2013, 02:44 PM   #149
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Hi- I've recently turned 65.
Been on 3FCs for most of this calendar year, and recently have just about reached my goal by using a fat burning-protein sparing diet since last December. Now ready to begin the journey to maintenance. The maintenance path is obviously more challenging for those of us on the other side of 50, so hope to find support, friendship and favorite ways to stay on track!

Retired 4.5 years now. Married 44 yrs, 2 grown daughters, 4 granddaughters, and 4 sisters!

Love travel, jazz, papercrafting/card making, involved in several book-groups, and taking life long learning classes at our local univ. and anything to do with my family

Don't love yard work, cleaning the bathroom or unloading groceries!

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Old 10-28-2013, 08:54 PM   #150
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Hello! I just turned 50 a couple of weeks ago. I've been married for 28 years (as of Nov. 2 2013), have one almost 16 year old daughter and one ornery cat. I'm an author of Young Adult fiction, love traveling, hiking, hate housework.

I grew up in Hendersonville, TN, and believe it or not, Taylor Swift and I went to the same high school - twenty seven years apart.

My hope is that this will be my last weight loss journey. I want this to be for keeps!
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