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20 Pounds Gone Forever

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

My youngest daughter turned 29 years old today. That really makes me feel old. March 15th was her due date. She came just when we expected her. Secretly, I wanted her to be born on March 17th due to St. Patrick's Day. Instead she came home from the hospital on the 17th.

I was thin when I got pregnant with her. For 29 years, I have been trying very hard to lose weight. Oh yes, I would lose some and then I would gain it back. Ten years ago I joined Spark People. I weighed 20 pounds more than I do today. It has really been a battle losing weight and keeping it off. Meds for depression, anxiety and heart disease has made it difficult for me. The only way I have been been able to keep it off is with exercise and not eating after dinner. I have incorporated more freggies in my diet. Water is my staple. Whether I eat dinner at home or at a restaurant - I always reach for ice water. I will also add that getting 7 to 8 hours of sleep has also helped me. I find that if I do not get enough sleep, I crave snacks. Particularly, I will crave sweets and chocolate.

We each need to find what works for us. Each individual is different.

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