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joe_anne2 - Friday Apr 06, 2012
(calorie counting)
Weight: 303.0

Almost to 299, but I just can't get motivated.

I am working now 4 days a week, and am constantely on my feet so adding steps is no problem. I just need to get in some strength training somewhere. Ok, going to try harder this week  :)

Progress as of today: 37 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 04/06/2012:
Well, heck, where you been? Just keep moving when you can! Just a little bit - it doesn't have to epic! You can do it! Looks like you have lost 18 lbs since last post. Did you join Curves?

Umpqua on 04/06/2012:
You've made major progress, congratulations!!

V on 04/07/2012:
Congratulations :) Awesome progress!

joe_anne2 - Sunday Aug 14, 2011
(calorie counting)
Weight: 321.0

Nothing, really to update.
But I need somewhere to put my thoughts, so here it goes . . . . I have been slacking these past two weeks, that is in eating healthier and exercising. I just got no motivation to go/do anything it's just laziness.
I went to Curves one day last week, and I did walk 2 times yesterday but it was cut short. Total minutes 70 minutes, that doesn't include today, if I decide to go walk again.
As for the eating part, well being on a limited budget doesn't help. But I am trying to eat better portions, it's just not the healthiest of choices. I know I need to go get some groceries soon.
Ok it wasn't all for laziness, I did have to have a tooth extracted and that was my downer, cause my whole jaw hurt, and the pain meds knocked me out for couple days. But now that I am better and I can eat pain free, then things are going to be much better.
My plans:
Walk daily 20+ minutes
Curves 3X @ 30 minutes
Zumba 2X @ 55-60 Minutes
Fruit 2X per day
Veggie 2X+ per day
Water 64+ daily (done without having to think about it)
Be back to updated by Friday  :)

Progress as of today: 19 lbs lost so far, only 24 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/14/2011:
you know, you mentioned curves and i think i'm gonna do it too!! haha, i've always thought that curves must be great exercise, the circuit and resistance training that it is. i've always wanted to try it, maybe depending on the price, i'll do it for something different/change of pace. i'm starting to get utterly bored with my weight training routine!

hollybelle on 08/14/2011:
Great plan! Curves can work great - my friend goes 2 X a week and does some other things the other days and she is in great shape. Go for it! I hear you about motivation. Sometimes I just have to make up my mind that I'm going to do it anyway - even when I don't FEEL like it. Heck when it comes to FEELING like it - I probably wouldn't get out of bed some days - LOL or go to work or clean my house.....you get the picture.....:o)

rockingrobyn on 08/14/2011:
i ust to go to CURVES .

joe_anne2 - Thursday Jun 09, 2011
(calorie counting)
Weight: 315.0

Wow! it's been another long time since I was here. But I'm still up in the 300s of my weight and have had many changes here at home so that was a big factor in stressing.

Now, I am a stay at home grandma, with 2 grandkids (4yrs & 9months) a stepgrand (21) who had a baby boy (5 months) so my days are full. I love em, and I believe my beloved son RILEY and GOD sent these beautiful babies to us.

This past week I decided to get back to Curves and went for 3 days but this morning they were closed so there went my plans for a week of Curves. I am planning to do some walking later this evening though to make up for it.

Anyway I just want to let you all know that I am still around and round LOL! And I have not given up on myself. Also if anyone uses facebook, you find me there with this address joe_anne2@yahoo.com

Have a blessed weekend DDers


Progress as of today: 25 lbs lost so far, only 18 lbs to go!

mysterywoman100 on 06/09/2011:
hey Joanne nice to know there are some big beautiful grandmas on here. good luck on your weight loss.

hollybelle on 06/09/2011:
Hi Joanne. Welcome back. Glad you hear you haven't given up on yourself! No reason to do that - for sure! Keep posting and come see us often.

KathyBlue on 06/10/2011:
Hi, girl, welcome back! I started at 300+ also and I have 179 now. It's a great feeling, I am sure you can do it, too! Guess what, DD is on Facebook now :) You can join us there. I'm going to let you know how! :)

KathyBlue on 06/10/2011:
The Diet Diaries Facebook group is a completely secret group that allows members to be more involved with individuals by participating in challenges and ongoing discussions about mental and physical health (as well as some fun non-health topics). Are you concerned about privacy? No worries, I created this group to be completely secret so your FB friends will NOT be able to see that you are a member of this group or the posts you leave on the group page. Its totally confidential!

If you want to join, all you need is a Facebook account! Just send a message to dietdiaries@ymail.com that includes your facebook page (go to your profile page and copy the web address that shows up in your browser into the email) and your DD name. Then, one of the three FB group administrators will answer your request with a FB friend request. Once you accept the friendship request, we will invite you to the group! :)

~Moody~ on 06/10/2011:
Glad to see you're back! Never give up on yourself~This is a journey~I'm looking forward to cheering you on!!!

sweetpea1977 on 07/01/2011:
Hey joanne I am the primary moderator and the creator of the FB Diet Diaries group. I just found your email in the spam folder of the DD email account my fellow moderator Umpqua set up. I apologize that we didnt get back to you sooner. Anyway, I sent you a FB request so I can invite you to our secret group. I hope you join, we would love to have ya!! :-)

joe_anne2 - Saturday Nov 28, 2009
(lowcarb, weight watchers)
Weight: 334.0

Wow it's been a long time since I was here. I guess now is the time to start writing and get moving.

I've been grieving for my son, my baby for 3 years 8 months. My son RILEY journeyed to Heaven on March 3 2006, he was 10 years old at that time. My son had asthma and caught pnomonia really fast, and I was with him when he collapsed. We did all that we could to try to save him but it was not GODs plan, I'm having the hardest time right now especially for these two months. I've also been diagnosed as being depressed because of the grieving and I'm working with the doctor to get through this.

Meeting others has shown me that the majority of parents who grieve for their child have gained weight, averaging about 10 pounds each. For my weight gain, I think this was part of it and also being under a lot of stress, because I also was trying to finish school.

GOD did bless us with a grandson, and him and his mom (my daughter Camie) live with us. This little boy has brought some very joyful times, and I feel that this a big part of GODs plan. I am now a stay-at-home Grandma, and we also have become foster parents to one of my nieces.

So things are working out ok and I need to just trust GOD and let go of my pain. I realize that I am here for a purpose and that I need to be in my best shape possible. Be blessed my DD family.

Joanne, mom to Angel RILEY


Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 37 lbs to go!

geevee on 11/29/2009:
I can't imagine the pain you are suffering. I'm glad you're back on DD's with your friends who will help you. I'm back too after an absence of 2 or 3 years.

joe_anne2 - Friday Dec 26, 2008
(lowcarb, weight watchers)
Weight: 324.0

Wow its been a long time since I was here. Thanks for the Christmas email, so guess Im back

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 27 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/27/2008:
welcome back! looks like you've made progress so far!

skinnyjeans on 12/28/2008:
Yes, welcome back!!!! Good luck in the new year with all of your goals!

Jen40 on 12/29/2008:
Welcome back, good to have you here again!

joe_anne2 - Sunday Mar 19, 2006
Weight: 297.0

To Our Baby Boy, Riley

We Love You Baby, and We miss you sooo much, We know you couldnt stay and We want you to know that We dont blame you or GOD either. You are our life, our light. God gave you to me and dad and we were so blessed to have you. You know I often told your brother Santeo, sister Camie Jo and niece Michelle that we needed to care for you more, that anything can happen. I want you to know that I never thought that you would actually leave to heaven, even when I had the dreams, I had hope that GOD would keep you safe and with us for a longer time. Oh Baby, We miss your hugs, your smile, your laugh, We miss just looking at you. To us, you had the most beautiful and wonderfully made body; We always told you that because it was true. Baby, We know your new body is so much better, that you can run and play anytime, and I thank GOD for that. Baby, there will never be anyone like you.....RILEY.....! I will remember all our special times, like when you would sleep next to me when dad was out of town so I wouldnt be alone, when You and I only, would go to the movies, and hold hands if the movie was scary or just to be near each other. I will think of you always too when I go to Church, and you beside me, when you would lean on my shoulders and rest. Also, when you and dads song would come on the TV and you both would be whistling and humming together, or you and him waiting up for me to get back from school. Baby, even now We can see you making that silly grin and it comforts us :), Baby boy, please know that We love every part of you and will do so forever. And Yes! We do look forward to when we will see each other again, but for now We will continue on this journey that GOD has made for us, and carry the love that you had for us and share it with others. Forever, Love to our baby RILEY.....Mom and Dad

TheMother on 03/20/2006:
I am SO sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved son, Riley. The tribute you wrote to him is simply beautiful. I know he is watching over you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.


joe_anne2 - Sunday Mar 19, 2006
Weight: 297.0


joe_anne2 - Saturday Mar 18, 2006
Weight: 297.0

My Diet Diary Friends Friday, March 3, 2006 my beloved baby boy RILEY (age 10) journeyed to HEAVEN. I know GOD does things for a purpose and I accept this was his will, and at this time I know my baby Riley is there in Heaven. But right now my heart hurts so bad from missing him, so please I need your prayer for strength to get through these days. I thank you all for being my friends.

Please visit my LiveJournal to read more about Riley. http://joe-anne2.livejournal.com/

Soon2BThin on 03/18/2006:
Dear JoAnne, I'm so very sorry to hear about your son. I don't know quite what to say except you brought me to tears. I know nothing I can say will help your pain but just know that I am here and I will send lots of prayers for you. And I will check out your live journal. Lots of big hugs to you.

joe_anne2 - Sunday Jan 01, 2006
Weight: 298.0

365 Words of Well-Being for Women (by Rachel Snyder) "ACCEPT" recognize what you can change and what you can't. In every moment accept that everything is as it should be. Accept that you can't do it all-and who would want to, anyway? Accept a kind word. Don't accept things that aren't yours, like misdirected shame and blame. Accept everything you are and nothing you are not.

My goals for January:

24 Days of exercise 6 pounds lose by Tuesday January 31 Drink 1488 (6 per day)cups of water by 1/31/06 Eat 62 fruits by 1/31/06 (2per day) Read 1 new book by 1/31/06 ****************************************************************************** Todays goals: walk 20 or more minutes, drink 8 c water, eat 2 fruits, journal food

joe_anne2 - Saturday Dec 24, 2005
Weight: 298.0

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