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alwaysgreen17alwaysgreen17 Member Posts: 82 Member Member Posts: 82 Member
Hi, all! I am back on MFP. It worked before but I fell off the wagon. Ready to get back to it. Here are some details about me so if anything piques your interest, please add me!

-FitBit user so if you do the step challenges, I always participate!
- Super short (4'9") so if any of you folks are, too, you know there isn't many places for a few extra lbs to hide, lol. Trying to lose ~10 lb.
- 34/F...sadly realizing it's harder to lose weight as we age :(
- Originally from Denver, CO but spending some time in Cambridge, MA currently.
- My weakness is SUGAR. I am trying to consume less of it but it's a struggle! Can you relate?
- Would love to peek into your food diaries to get some inspiration. Of course, mine is open to you, too!

Cheers! Let's get moving!
-Jennifer

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  • debilangdebilang Member, Premium Posts: 875 Member Member, Premium Posts: 875 Member
    Hi Jennifer...I am third time back so I can relate...and ALSO about Sugar...omg...I made determination to NOT have processed sugar, and I am 28days clean...cause ALSO a sugar junkie. I had a heart attack in 2009, not because I was overweight, but, sugar destroyed an artery, and placque build up. I vowed it would not happen again! I eat trail mix (dried cranberries and walnuts to keep hunger pangs away) which includes some sugar, but totally off candy, (m&m's my fave)... I am walking 6K steps so far a day...want to increase to 10K, but figuring out why my feet start to hurt...(lol...I am getting older)...but found I need to STRETCH ankles and found foot exercises on You Tube I started doing, plus got some inserts that are supposed to help. I am trying those with today's walk. I get to rambling...LOL... If you need a Pal...I will support you! I log in everyday. My Food diary is open!! Best Always! Debbie
  • Megan_smartiepants1970Megan_smartiepants1970 Member, Premium Posts: 20,097 Member Member, Premium Posts: 20,097 Member
    I have been off and on this site since 2009...I lost count on how many times I have tried and fallen off the wagon ...This time around seems different ... I have logged in over 2 years ... I am eating keto due to health issues and I have lost 44 lbs so far ... You are welcome to add me :)
  • alwaysgreen17alwaysgreen17 Member Posts: 82 Member Member Posts: 82 Member
    debilang wrote: »
    Hi Jennifer...I am third time back so I can relate...and ALSO about Sugar...omg...I made determination to NOT have processed sugar, and I am 28days clean...cause ALSO a sugar junkie. I had a heart attack in 2009, not because I was overweight, but, sugar destroyed an artery, and placque build up. I vowed it would not happen again! I eat trail mix (dried cranberries and walnuts to keep hunger pangs away) which includes some sugar, but totally off candy, (m&m's my fave)... I am walking 6K steps so far a day...want to increase to 10K, but figuring out why my feet start to hurt...(lol...I am getting older)...but found I need to STRETCH ankles and found foot exercises on You Tube I started doing, plus got some inserts that are supposed to help. I am trying those with today's walk. I get to rambling...LOL... If you need a Pal...I will support you! I log in everyday. My Food diary is open!! Best Always! Debbie

    Debbie, so nice to meet you! I admire your determination to lead a healthy life after such a traumatic event as a heart attack! So scary! Yes, this is actually my third time around now that I think about it, LOL. I should look into these YouTube stretching videos! I injured my ankle a few years ago and it still isn't quite right so sometimes it hurts if I've been walking a lot.
  • alwaysgreen17alwaysgreen17 Member Posts: 82 Member Member Posts: 82 Member
    I have been off and on this site since 2009...I lost count on how many times I have tried and fallen off the wagon ...This time around seems different ... I have logged in over 2 years ... I am eating keto due to health issues and I have lost 44 lbs so far ... You are welcome to add me :)

    Kudos to you on getting back on that horse! That is incredible!!! I will definitely add you.
  • Zinka61Zinka61 Member Posts: 394 Member Member Posts: 394 Member
    I'm not short, but I am a semi-reformed sugar fiend who, at 60, shares your feeling that keeping weight off past a certain age can be a bit more challenging. Like debilang, I had to cut added sugar out completely, because eating any amount leads to cravings for me. I am maintaining a 25lb loss at this point but always need active friends to keep me in line, because I go off the rails from time to time and backslide. I'm always trying to improve my strength and fitness routine, though mostly I exercise by walking my dogs, and I'm trying to avoid the cardiovascular problems that plagued my mother. Feel free to send me a FR if you are an active-type friend!
  • alwaysgreen17alwaysgreen17 Member Posts: 82 Member Member Posts: 82 Member
    Zinka61 wrote: »
    I'm not short, but I am a semi-reformed sugar fiend who, at 60, shares your feeling that keeping weight off past a certain age can be a bit more challenging. Like debilang, I had to cut added sugar out completely, because eating any amount leads to cravings for me. I am maintaining a 25lb loss at this point but always need active friends to keep me in line, because I go off the rails from time to time and backslide. I'm always trying to improve my strength and fitness routine, though mostly I exercise by walking my dogs, and I'm trying to avoid the cardiovascular problems that plagued my mother. Feel free to send me a FR if you are an active-type friend!

    It is reassuring that there is hope to overcome this sugar craze! Thanks for sharing. I walk my dog daily, too! A few 30 min HIIT/light weights/core focus workouts throughout the week. I will definitely add you!
  • rick60rtrick60rt Member, Premium Posts: 30 Member Member, Premium Posts: 30 Member
    Still learning this app. Looking for supportive community/friends to keep me inspired. Have lost about 55lbs. Still got about 180lbs to go.
  • alwaysgreen17alwaysgreen17 Member Posts: 82 Member Member Posts: 82 Member
    rick60rt wrote: »
    Still learning this app. Looking for supportive community/friends to keep me inspired. Have lost about 55lbs. Still got about 180lbs to go.

    Let's do this! I'm adding you. :)
  • CaydensMommyCaydensMommy Member, Premium Posts: 303 Member Member, Premium Posts: 303 Member
    Hello everyone! We can do this! I had knee surgery last year in June. At peak covid restrictions. Igh...it ruined me. I would love to have you all add me and let's help motivate each other though this journey!
  • alwaysgreen17alwaysgreen17 Member Posts: 82 Member Member Posts: 82 Member
    Hello everyone! We can do this! I had knee surgery last year in June. At peak covid restrictions. Igh...it ruined me. I would love to have you all add me and let's help motivate each other though this journey!

    Sorry about knee surgery! Hope you're on the up and up now. Added you!
  • Margie_11Margie_11 Member Posts: 7 Member Member Posts: 7 Member
    I also struggle with sugar! I lost 20kgs in 2018 but the bad habits have started creeping back in & I've gained some of the weight back. Chocolate is my issue. I can eat three chocolate bars, one after the other when I get stressed at work. This has been happening daily for the last few months. I decided to get back on MFP today. Would appreciate any help I can get.
  • Maxima0388Maxima0388 Member, Premium Posts: 7 Member Member, Premium Posts: 7 Member
    Hello; returning as well since 2014 struggling with weight since leaving CrossFit and dealing with minor pain issues. Walking has been my go to along with yoga now since the first of the year. Would like to loose thirty lbs! Learning this Macro tracking -leaning on protein/fat with limited carbs- avoiding dairy, inflammatory grains, legumes; SUGAR, processed foods.
    Definitely ready for support from my MFP community!
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