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030114 On my way out to buy summer clothes for MARCH MADNESS when I get to be alone!!





First time dressed up since surgery. Yep, I've gained 20 pounds since last year at this time.





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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: 85,016

Fitness Minutes: 59,045

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)

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Angela Ritter
38 years old
Jacksonville, FL

I am NO LONGER single and trying to enjoy it. 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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IMAVISION
1/17/2014 4:08:12 PM

I just read your reply to Vickie's blog about half cup serving sizes.

You said that you would like to get your parents to agree to purchasing no fat milk --- I agree with you that 2% isn't a wise choice for adults. I have heard that 2% is no better than whole milk.

The beauty of making the change to no fat, is the health benefits, of course; however, another is that before long the no fat is very satisfying & the 1%, 2%, & full fat choices give one the feeling of using heavy cream.

I wish you success with getting your folks to change to no fat milk.

God bless!



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LYNN-I-CAN2
1/13/2014 12:13:23 PM

Hi! I just read your feed. I pray everything goes well today. I hate it when people especially emoticon 's aren't feeling at their best. So I hope you get to feeling better soon. emoticon emoticon



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BKWERM
1/11/2014 5:14:01 PM

Thanks for your comment on my blog. It was so nice to see it. I've missed your comments. In fact, I've missed you.

I also see that you're blogging more than you were, which I'm thinking is a good thing.

Hope you're having a great day!

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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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FORMYDARLINGS
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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