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Excuse me while I adjust my attitude to better suit your needs... LOL!

That title means a lot to me right now... but by tomorrow I won't remember why. Yet another head injury.

I just want to lose weight so my pain would let up. (update: this was a lie.. not the only reason). I cannot stand the pain any longer. I have RA, hypertension, major depressive disorder, and osteoarthritis in most of my joints. I am a mess mentally and physically and this may be the only way I can help with the physical (update: you've all helped me mentally as well). ...
That title means a lot to me right now... but by tomorrow I won't remember why. Yet another head injury.

I just want to lose weight so my pain would let up. (update: this was a lie.. not the only reason). I cannot stand the pain any longer. I have RA, hypertension, major depressive disorder, and osteoarthritis in most of my joints. I am a mess mentally and physically and this may be the only way I can help with the physical (update: you've all helped me mentally as well).

I have already quit drinking (Oct 2011) and have recently quit smoking after 12.5 years (Apr 2012). I am applying for disability because I have so much pain all through the day. I cannot get the proper treatment because I have no insurance as I cannot work. I need to do something about my weight. It's the only other thing I can try to control for myself.

So the theme of GETN2IT (getting to it) is over, and I am on top of it. I am going to flush those fat cells out of my arse and get moving again. Even if I am in pain, I am tired of living like a hermit and dying a little bit inside each day.

Time to wake up and smell MYSELF! I'm the only one holding myself back from change!! So now I will give my fat cells an eviction notice and fight them off!
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Member Since: 6/18/2012

SparkPoints: 82,510

Fitness Minutes: 58,512

My Goals:
-Lose 50 pounds (done)
* Lose another 30 lbs
* 15 pounds at a time
-Work out daily
-Healthy eating habits
-Bring down my BP(done)
-Arthritis management
*Degenerative Disc Disease
* Degenerative Joint Disease
- Ventricular arrhythmia
- Tendon replacements ongoing


My Program:
-I am working out in some way, shape, or form EVERY day.
-Strength training 3x/week
-Cardio 3x/week
-Swimming
-Walking
-Cycling (recumbent)

Personal Information:
Angela Ritter
38 years old
Jacksonville, FL

I am single and trying to enjoy it. I will not date if I cannot support myself, so getting my disability settlement has been a great buden lifted
from me and my parents who are now retired and living with me. They carried my expenses for 4 years, so now I do everything I can to pay them back every day.

I have osteoarthritis, degenerative joint and disc diseases, migraines, fractured neck, nerve, muscle and tissue damage, IBS, and lower back issues from when I broke my back about 19 years ago.

I fight depression on a daily basis and have been in a very ugly place for years. I hope this program will help me out of the abyss. (It has so far! 10 months and counting, but still struggling with large bouts of depression, but I feel like there MAY BE light at the end of the tunnel).

Other Information:
I am NEWLY on disability, an avid reader, and have led a sedentary lifestyle for the first 3 of the past 4 years. Since June 2012, I have been moving and shaking almost every day and am damn proud of that!

I have quit smoking, kinda quit gorging on food, and now am getting my weight under control. (Lost 50 pounds as of March 2013 & am working on the next 30!)

I am a hazard to myself most days, but am trying to keep moving through the pain. I am accident-prone. I can build a house and not break a nail, but make me shuffle paper and I can break an ARM! HAHA

And I love an emotionally unavailble man. Go figure. So the next man I date had better have it all together!

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SEATTLE58
1/7/2014 2:24:54 PM

I saw your reply on the RA team weigh in's about all our lack of success in December and I know that that includes me! I know that I've had a tough time all of 2013 and especially since Halloween of 2013 and I also know that it's got to stop! emoticon It's still so tough for me to exercise more than I eat. Really! I try to cut down on the intake every day and some days more than others, but I can't exercise enough! For my spark activity tracker, I can get 5000 steps in a good day and other than that, it's around 2000. That includes with being on my recumbent bike. I can get the 5000 when I'm walking and walking at WalMart with the cart plus the bike and all else that I can do at home with our 3 floors!! I've been so good at maintaining for so long and now it looks like I can gain some too! emoticon emoticon I have an RA appt. on the 20th of this month and my Rheumy will be floored when he sees me because i haven't seen him for 6 months! It's tough to walk outside now because of so much snow and ice and i know that that's alot of the trouble. I just had to vent out to you buddy, because I know that you will listen to me! emoticon I know that I'll never give up and that you won't either! Love ya, Karen emoticon

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GINILEE4
12/30/2013 7:29:17 PM

Well lovey. It is the end of another year and here we are again. I see you are having a hard time with smoking again. Resolve to burn them tomorrow and get back on board girl. SMoking is my number #1 goal for 2014. I have reached the end of that part of my life. Now on to better health and just feeling better. I have been walking lately and so am feeling better and less depressed. I am glad you have started walking again and doing some fitness , although, doing squats might not be the least painful for you. How are your bruises? LOL Keep at it girl. We are getting there 1 day at a time and I am NOT giving up. ( And neither are you, whether you like it or not!!!) Happy New Year, my good friend,


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TREYONE
12/29/2013 9:04:12 PM

Thank you so much for taking the time to respond to my comment on your blog. I remember that day clearly as well. I had 2nd period journalism which meant 3 other fellow senior year slackers would sit in the newspaper office, sneak off campus and get bagel dogs for breakfast from the local deli and watch reruns of I Love Lucy. That day, everything was pre-empted for the shuttle launch so we decided to eat our dogs and actually watch and write a "blockbuster" of an article. Little did we know what would be happening minutes later. The blockbuster story unfolded before our eyes and none of us could say a word. I kept watching one reporter keep shoving a microphone at one of the family members and asking what was going through his mind at that moment. The poor man was looking up in the sky unable to process anything but the reporter would not leave him alone. I was crying and yelling at the television for the SOB to have some compassion and leave the man in peace. One of the other people in the room looked at me and said, "he is a journalist. He is doing his job. if he didn't ask the question, someone else will." That was it for me. I could not be that reporter. So, I changed my major from journalism to social psychology. Not that I was ever able to figure out why people have the need for this type of media - just know I don't need it!!!!




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SEATTLE58
12/27/2013 6:46:32 PM

Darling friend of mine, you are so hilarious, to think that you'd have children to use your stomach as a trampoline! Ugh! If you want to feel more sick maybe, eh?! emoticon Let's just drink tons of water from now on and then this extra fluffiness should be floating away! emoticon



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BKWERM
12/17/2013 6:57:16 PM

I'm glad that the video made your day. It's the third one I've made and everyone seems to love them.



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