Whip Stitch

Start Weight:(08 Nov 14) 206.0 lb
Current Weight:(21 Feb 15) 198.0 lb
Goal Weight:140.0 lb
following: Atkins
performance: Steady

I'm a 61-year-old mother of three, ages 42, 39, and 3. (Yes, you read that right!) Our two wonderful sons have families of their own, so I am, also, a grandma and I love that job description!

Our daughter was an unexpected and beautiful surprise! She was the ninth of 11 children we have fostered. We chose to adopt her into our family after totally and completely falling in love with her! She first came home with us on my 58th birthday at seven weeks of age. She was my best birthday gift ever! She has many special needs and is truly a miracle! (Sometimes God's best gifts come at times and in ways we would never anticipate.)

I am finally doing something that I always thought I would like to do - learning American Sign Language. Our daughter is deaf, so now I have a reason. Also, we are, currently, fostering a sweet little 21 month old with special needs.

We live on a farm in the midwest. My husband is my best friend, and though he has no need to diet, he is my strongest supporter.

I want to lose weight because: 1) I have found one of the hardest things about being an older overweight mom is to get up and down off the floor for all my daughter's therapy appointments! 2) I have foot problems which only get worse as I get older and heavier. I can't stop the aging, but maybe I can reverse the weight problem! 3) I'm tired of buying clothes only because they fit. I'd like to buy clothes because I really like them! 4) And most importantly, my husband and I agree we want to stick around as long as we can for each other and our family. I really want to be here to complete the assignment God blessed us with of raising our beautiful daughter!

Well, that's the "nutshell" version of my life. It's hard to put 61 years in a few short paragraphs. I'm looking forward to this adventure and I am thankful I found this site.

FatSecret member since: 21 Jan 13

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Dusted off the treadmill
You are doing great! I have a hard time getting motivated to exercise. Does getting up and down off the floor with my four year old count?
posted 19 Jun 2013, 06:04
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03 August 2013

We have been on vacation for two weeks and I have not followed my diet at all! I will be working on it again now, so pray I do better!
on diet Atkins  gaining 0.8 lb a week

17 February 2013

"Each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire,he is dragged away and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when ...
on diet Atkins  losing 1.5 lb a week

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60+ with 25-50 lbs to Lose
60+ with 25-50 pounds to lose.

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