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Posted by: RedLilac, Saturday, August 1, 2009, 2:50pm
On August 1, 2008 I weighed 140 lbs.  On August 1, 2009 I weigh 120 lbs.  I am 5’2” tall.  (dance)

In March 2008 I twisted my knee bad.  It swelled up from my ankle to my hip.  I was not back to my full exercise routine until August and even then I had to watch out so I didn’t put too much pressure on my knee.  Since my exercising routine was reduced and my sitting time increased, munching increased.  I had gained 20 pounds.  :-/

I decided to track my eating habits.  I also looked up what was the ideal amount of calories to commune for a person of my age, weight frame and exercise level to maintain 120 lbs.  What I discovered was that I had gotten sloppy with my portion sizes and serving amounts.  So I vowed to only have 1 serving of any item at a sitting.  I tracked everything I ate and the calories associated with it for 3 months.  Then I felt confident that I could maintain that eating style without the bothersome tracking.

Of course, needless to say, sticking to my Swami diet helped.
Posted by: Andrew, Saturday, August 1, 2009, 3:02pm; Reply: 1
Impressive !!

Such Willpower !!

Congratulations :) ;D :D

Posted by: Chloe, Saturday, August 1, 2009, 3:09pm; Reply: 2
Great job...

Your great determination and dedication paid off

....and of course SWAMI always pays off!

You should feel very proud of yourself!  :)
Posted by: Amazone I., Saturday, August 1, 2009, 4:18pm; Reply: 3
woooow at your age...congratulation... sorry this isn't meant negatively, not at all but the older we get, the more difficulites we are going to meet in weightloss issues as well :-/... I see this in my case as well  :-/ :P >:( :X
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Saturday, August 1, 2009, 4:26pm; Reply: 4
You are an inspiration RL!  Great job!(clap)(clap)  You make my little helix loss of 1 lb a week seem  more worth the struggle!!
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, August 1, 2009, 5:51pm; Reply: 5
where there s a will.....
traveling and all!!
great job!(clap)
Posted by: Tom Martens, Sunday, August 2, 2009, 5:17am; Reply: 6
(clap) :) NJ RL
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