New Year - New Me

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Lori Ann H.
Joined: 12/29/2012

Hi Nutri-blasters!!!

My name is Lori and I have a story to tell.

10 years ago, I was 39 and I was determined to be in the best shape of my life by my 40th Birthday.

I joined a gym and I trained religiously.  I struck up a friendship with the owner (who was also a trainer) and he made a deal with me, if I got certified to be a trainer, and if I worked for him (behind the member service desk - and training clients) - he would train me for free.  I agreed.

He put me through rigorous training sessions and made sure I ate well.  By my 40th Birthday - I was ripped and in the best shape of my life.  I was 135 lbs. and I was wearing a size 5 jeans.  I felt good inside and out.  I had confidence and I also met the man I ended up marrying at that same gym.  Life was good.

Unfortunately as good as my boss was at training people - he wasn't a very good business man - the gym closed - and I ended up getting a sit down job in a warehouse office as a shipping clerk.  My husband is type 1 diabetic, and we needed medical insurance so I had to do what I had to do.

In the last 9 years, I stopped training, my eating habits have been horrific at best...and I have gained 85 lbs. I went from the best shape of my life...to obese.  Yes...I am currently 220 lbs.  I feel HORRIBLE.

Now here I am at 49 and once again...I am DETERMINED to be the best I can be by my 50th birthday.  It's a milestone after all.  But THIS TIME I am going to stay at it - it's going to be a lifestyle change.  My first step was purchasing my NutriBullet. 

This week I also took my gym membership off freeze status and I actually went 3 times this week!!!

I am feeling better and better every day!!!  Can't wait to post my before & after pics.

Happy Blastin'

xo Lori

It's Saturday morning - and I don't have to work. I am planning to go to the gym this morning - my goal for the day is 45 minutes on the elliptical. It's a pretty high goal considering on Monday it took everything in me to stay on 10 minutes...but I think I can do it.
As long as you go back every day no matter what, you'll get there!
Hi Everyone! I started using my Nutribullet a week ago. I am determined to get healthy. In August I had unexspected surgery on my Left Coradit Artery, it was 95% blocked I was ready for a major stroke! thank god I went to the ER at Johns Hopkins Hospital. I just had the surgery in August 2012, doing much better, my voice is not back all the way yet :) my left vocal cord is paralyzed, but I have my life and that is what counts. I am determined to live longer than my parents, they both died early, father at age 52 and mother at 56. I am 50 years old. I quit smoking and have gained 25lbs my husband says they are Healthy pounds. I am hoping being a part of this forum will help me stay on track with the weight loss and more importantly, be healthy and meet new friends.
ArtsMom welcome to the forum. So glad you caught the blockage before it became an issue. A healthy lifestyle is just about making the next healthy choice. The NutriBullet is going to help change your life in such a positive way. I have no doubt you will lose the weight and improve your health! Tips, Calories eaten and burned determine your weight. If you eat 500 less calories per day than you burn you will lose 1 pound per week. Knowing how many calories you need per day is important. You can determine your calorie needs on our calorie calculator at one of my websites. http://www.viveforlife.com/nutrition-2/bmi/ The foods you eat determine your health. Refined and processed foods will rob you of your health, plant foods will build your health. The amount of activity and exercise you get determines your fitness level. Always check with your doctor before beginning to exercise or if you change your diet. Healthy Wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Lori just remember Rome wasn't built in a day. If you increase your exercise to fast it may set you back a little. Increase your exercise gradually so you don't cause to much inflammation which will force you to back off. I love your attitude! Healthy Wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Welcome ArtsMom!!! What'sWelcome ArtsMom!!! What's really cool about this website is that everyone has the common goal of being "healthier". For me the weight loss aspect is just a (big) bonus. I lost my mom to cancer when I was 24...she was 54. She was obese and I can't help but think that her weight was a major factor in her developing cancer at an early age. My Dad lived a long life - but because he was obese, he had a lot of health complications and didn't have a very good "quality" of life. I too am determined not to follow in my parents foot-steps. Good-luck to you!!!